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Old 10-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Help picking fish

So I have my first sw tank... 75gal. It's cycled and we are working on getting fish. We have a tomini tang, 2 ocellaris clowns, a scooter Blenny (my fav!) and a cardinal. We also have one small set of dragon eye zoas and some snails and hermits. We are getting a foxface (for those following me, it's all I talk about! Lol) but we don't know what else to get. I really want a powder brown tang and some sort of wrasse. Any other colorful fish that I should consider? We are planning on doing reef also but only zoas and other polyps and possibly brain corals. Nothing crazy. Opinions please!
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Dont get a powder brown tang, get too big. From here on out you should only get nano fish.... Maybe a basslet of some kind, a wrasse is a good idea, and maybe a goby
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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Powder brown tangs need a 6' tank. They are also extremely susceptible to disease and difficult to care for when introduced. I would recommend a lime green wrasse.
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So I have my first sw tank... 75gal. It's cycled and we are working on getting fish. We have a tomini tang, 2 ocellaris clowns, a scooter Blenny (my fav!) and a cardinal. We also have one small set of dragon eye zoas and some snails and hermits. We are getting a foxface (for those following me, it's all I talk about! Lol) but we don't know what else to get. I really want a powder brown tang and some sort of wrasse. Any other colorful fish that I should consider? We are planning on doing reef also but only zoas and other polyps and possibly brain corals. Nothing crazy. Opinions please!
I love the foxface! Can't wait to see pics. What about a saltwater betta?




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Also I believe cardinals do better in groups. How about fire fish? Maybe a pink face wrasse?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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Lol convict... I love my foxface and betta!!! haha
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Lol convict... I love my foxface and betta!!! haha
Haha that's where I got the idea from

If I ever get my 75 those are my top 2 choices. Love them!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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Lol ya dude they are great! The betta takes a while to get used to the tank... Mine took about 3 months to be fully comfortable, but now he is just as active as my clowns! great fish.
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So I have my first sw tank... 75gal. It's cycled and we are working on getting fish. We have a tomini tang, 2 ocellaris clowns, a scooter Blenny (my fav!) and a cardinal. We also have one small set of dragon eye zoas and some snails and hermits. We are getting a foxface (for those following me, it's all I talk about! Lol) but we don't know what else to get. I really want a powder brown tang and some sort of wrasse. Any other colorful fish that I should consider? We are planning on doing reef also but only zoas and other polyps and possibly brain corals. Nothing crazy. Opinions please!
I would suggest at least 1 more cardinal. They do better when they're not alone.
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Def getting another cardinal or two... We've discussed that before and thought it best. We REALLY want some sort of butterfly but they aren't really reef safe.
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The Marine Betta is not commonly kept in a reef-style aquarium, but it is reported to be safe with corals and anemones, however, it will eat all small fish and shrimp.
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