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Old 12-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Need advice of what fish, if any, I can add to my 30 gallon tank.

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Paired clownfish
Canary blenny
Yellow Watchman Goby
Tiger pistol shrimp
3 red legged hermit crabs
1 emerald crab

Could I add anything else? The clowns were the last thing added so I don't think I'm worried about territorial issues.

Was thinking maybe a royal gramma.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Umm

You want to add MORE?

I'd say for a 30 you're already at capacity myself...others may disagree but I wouldn't add anything more to it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Maybe some small inverts but for fish your at the limit.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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I have a 30 gal with a pair of clowns and a royal gramma. That's it, and may add one small fish later down the road. But not sure.

I agree with the others, and look to add more inverts like a cleaner shrimp, fire shrimp, several more hermit crabs (variations) and lots of snails.
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I think you could add one more if you play the cards right. Maybe another bottom-dwelling fish like the yellow watchman to balance it out You could do inverts too like suggested.
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I think you could add one more if you play the cards right. Maybe another bottom-dwelling fish like the yellow watchman to balance it out You could do inverts too like suggested.

I agree. I would add one more myself. LOL I probably would add 2 tiny fish to be totally honest. If you keep up on your water there shouldnt be any problems.
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I bow down to the others comments - as I've mentioned before, I'm a paranoid lunatic and always keep my tanks vastly understocked when it comes to fish
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I bow down to the others comments - as I've mentioned before, I'm a paranoid lunatic and always keep my tanks vastly understocked when it comes to fish
I could have wrote that myself lol.
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When you overstock like I do you need to be a tank nazi, no doubt about it. I've been very fortunate with my tanks for the most part. Just like I said, you really have got to be on your tank if you choose to dance the line of overstocking....
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You are fully stocked. Stocking is about territory and has nothing to do with water changes. Fish in the ocean don’t all hide in the same rock and say “man someone better do a water change tomorrow." You could justify 15 fish if you said your gonna do a water change every other day.

People do not realize how big even small fish get. I saw a chromis recently that was almost as big as the palm of my hand and I’m 6’2”. I though for sure it was on growth hormone.
Full grown clowns are very territorial and can turn on any fish at any time. Ironically I had a set of clowns that turned on a canary blenny after being together fin for 3 months.
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