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Old 07-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #121
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Powder blues tend to get quite aggressive in closed systems. I suggest against it. If it's blue you are after, go with an atlantic blue or hippo. If you like the shape, a powder brown would be a better choice.
I didn't know that about powder blues. Thank you. I would prefer a hippo tang anyway. I just thought the MTS was smaller for the powder blue.

Any thoughts on the clowns mr_X?
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I agree with the powder blue being a bad idea. I would not risk the two dwarf angels in one tank...maybe in something like a 300g. Maybe a dwarf and a pygmy (fireball, cherub, etc)? Blue jaw triggers are very mellow (for triggers) and if this is a six foot tank, could be okay. I had a small male in a 90g 4' tank years ago and it seemed okay. That was pre-Internet and the LFS said it would be okay. With more info available nowadays, I'm not sure if I'd go less than 5-6' tank.
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I agree with the powder blue being a bad idea. I would not risk the two dwarf angels in one tank...maybe in something like a 300g. Maybe a dwarf and a pygmy (fireball, cherub, etc)? Blue jaw triggers are very mellow (for triggers) and if this is a six foot tank, could be okay. I had a small male in a 90g 4' tank years ago and it seemed okay. That was pre-Internet and the LFS said it would be okay. With more info available nowadays, I'm not sure if I'd go less than 5-6' tank.
Thanks for the advice! It is a 6' tank. I'm not dead set on having two angels, so I will probably just play it safe and stick to having only one. (Probably the flame angel) I would definitely rehome any fish that get big enough to seem crowded. I'm a little bummed about the powder blue, but aggression is something I'm trying to keep to a minimum. I love hippo tangs, I just know they will have to be rehomed sooner.
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Not necessarily. When you see the PB tormenting the rest of the fish relentlessly, you'll be re homing that a lot sooner IMO!
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I like ocellaris clowns. they stay small and look the best IMO. get tank raised ones if you can, unless you want an anemo0ne down the road.
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I like ocellaris clowns. they stay small and look the best IMO. get tank raised ones if you can, unless you want an anemo0ne down the road.
+1 agreed and if introduced at once, a small school of them is very cool. They have a heap of personality and as damsel fish, they are very hardy and easy to care for. They also work in smaller reefs as their territory is usually about 1 cubic foot. They will nip the heck out of you when working in the tank bare handed.
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Not necessarily. When you see the PB tormenting the rest of the fish relentlessly, you'll be re homing that a lot sooner IMO!
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+1 agreed and if introduced at once, a small school of them is very cool. They have a heap of personality and as damsel fish, they are very hardy and easy to care for. They also work in smaller reefs as their territory is usually about 1 cubic foot. They will nip the heck out of you when working in the tank bare handed.
Thanks. I really appreciate y'all's advice. And I'm SO glad you mentioned the aggression of the Powder Blue. I was completely unaware.

I'm definitely going to try my hand at a school of clowns. Ocellaris are my absolute favorite, so that's what kind ill have. Maybe I'll throw a couple black ocellaris in the mix.

I always try to get tank raised fish as I feel conservation of wildlife is important, particularly our reefs!

If they are all introduced at once there shouldn't be many aggression issues, right? I'm excited.
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There are always a few aggression issues with damsels, even clowns, but putting a group in usually keeps any one individual from getting picked on.
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There are always a few aggression issues with damsels, even clowns, but putting a group in usually keeps any one individual from getting picked on.
Great. Thanks. Now to sit back and wait for it to cycle!
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