I'm looking at possible fish for the new tank and would love input if you have experience with any of these. I'm obviously not planning to stock all of theses, but want to narrow down to my top choices that will fit this tank. I really want it to be a peaceful tank but also want some activity. I have a possum wrasse and royal gramma in hypo now for ich😢. They are doing well and don't have spots but I know hypo can be tricky to keep stable so I hope I am able to pull them through. I want to include them in the stock list to consider for compatibility in hopes I am successful and even if imnot would consider them both again.
Marine beta - live aquaria says peaceful and reef safe -but 50 gallons and I'm at 45...ok?
I'd like a small school - would prefer blue chromis (3) but know masked goby would be less bioload (3-5)
Blue puffer - so cool looking but says caution with reef...experience with inverts and coral?
Yellow spotted sand sifting goby - I eventually want a clam, will this fish irritate it with sand?
Leopard wrasse - hear they can be difficulty
Coral beauty angel- live aquaria say 70 gallons and caution with reef...but have seen/heard others have them in a 30-40 "successfully"
Manderin dragonet - I can seed the tank with pods
from my rock flower tank and let them populate over the next 8 weeks while it is fishless (from the ich)
Firefish- I lost mine to the ich and miss it
not sure if I would go red or purple...or helfrichi if I could find a good price
Fairy wrasse or flasher wrasse
And depending on what I stock possibly a pair of clowns very last...always wanted to have a pair host a nem but not totally sold on getting a nem for this tank, so we'll see!
Thanks for sharing your experience and advice!
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