Originally Posted by Krypt
Scratch the yellow tang and your list is right on. A 55 just doesn't have enough swimming room to really keep tangs happy. I know some people keep them in 55's anyway, and they'll survive, but they will never really flourish and will often die of stress related diseases.
Ya I often see 55 listed as the minimum tank size for a yellow tang. Hmmm, we'll have to see if something else catches my eye.
Maybe 3-4 Chromis instead?
Originally Posted by cmor1701d
List looks good. Just don't add them all at once
Do you have a QT tank set up and cycled for your new fish?
Best to start the tank on the safe path than come back asking about Ich cures and other ailments in a couple of months.
Yes I have a cycled 10 gallon that will be my quarantine tank. I just put some crabs and snails in it yesterday.
I should be done filling the 55 tonight (RO
water takes a while), then I'll toss a raw shrimp in there to cycle it. Then once it's cycled, I'll buy a fish for the 55 and another for the 10. From then on all new fish will go through the QT. How long should I QT fish before moving them to the display tank?