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Old 12-15-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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calling the experts - tell me if I have room?

Tank size: 40gallon breeder (36"x18"x16")
about 60lbs of LR

Inhabitants: 2 small (1") false percs, 1 six-line wrasse, 1 royal gramma, a skunk cleaner shrimp, 2 turbo snails, 4 conch snails, a 'mystery' snail, and a sand sifting star. and of course many hermit crabs.

Corals: some green shrooms, and some yellow polyps.

I'd like to add more fish, but small, well-tempered fish. I've thought about a goby or two, something like a yellow watchman, or a green goby. Basically something reef safe that'll get along with my other fish who all currently get along fine.
Thoughts?
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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I would think you are just about at your max for fish. If you have a good skimmer and keep on top of water changes you might be able to get away with adding one goby. Give that a shot, but at that point you would definitely be at your limit.

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Old 12-15-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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thanks tripper. I kinda had that feeling. all the fish are small now, but I've seen a full grown gramma (amazingly beautiful!) so I have to make sure I'm thinking along those lines.
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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neon gobies are nice cleaners and very pretty
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
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3 fish is the max in a 40??? IMO you could add more small fish as long as you stay on top of the water quality.
I had a Yellow Watchmen and he was a mean SOB killed 4 of my yellow headed jaw fish. I tried for months to catch that SOB and I couldn't. One day I rearranged the LR looking for him and I did not find him...... But he has not been seen after that..... I figured he must have been trapped under the LR.
Good luck picking a new fish.
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:54 PM   #6
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You may be borderline but I think you could sneak in a yellow watchman or something similar. (don't forget the pistol shrimp.) I say go for it.
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