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Old 04-20-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Need help rounding off stocking.

So, as the title says I need some help. I have a 29g BioCube with 2 Ocellaris Clowns, a Mandarin Goby, and a Blue Fin Watchman Goby. Cleaner and Peppermint Shrimp, Hermits, Snails, an Long Tentacle Nem. I do have corals in the tank (Zoas, Mushrooms, Hammer) so any other fish I need to get need to be reef AND invert safe.
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A) Should I get more fish, or is my tank stocked enough.
B) If yes, what should I get (recommendations)?

I am thinking (if I can add more, depending on advice):
Royal Gamma Basslet
Blue/Green Chromis
Purple or Bicolor Dottyback

Just want other peoples 2 cents.

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Old 04-21-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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Figured it out.
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Need help rounding off stocking.

Hi there I would say must be close to your limit if not over, And would depend on how your System is handling the bio load so if your No3 is reasonably Low then in my opinion I would say go for it, from your list my top choice would be the Royal gramma, I am would definitely stay clear of the dottybacks as they can be very aggressive.


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Okay, I got an Orchid Dottyback... xD
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Hi there I would say must be close to your limit if not over, And would depend on how your System is handling the bio load so if your No3 is reasonably Low then in my opinion I would say go for it, from your list my top choice would be the Royal gramma, I am would definitely stay clear of the dottybacks as they can be very aggressive.


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I agree, go with the royal gramma, forget the dottybacks.
a biocube is kinda small for chromis.

I love the magenta dottybacks and am on my second one, but fear he will have to go like the first one because he is beginning to relentlessly harass other fish.
the stock you currently have would be harassed by dottybacks except the clowns.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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PB_Smith read above your post...
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The Mandarin goby may be problems down the line. Unless you are regularly adding pods there is no way a 29 gallon will support a population that will support a mandarin
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Okay, thanks for the heads up I know for a fact that I have a LOT of pods and I add them monthly.
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Sorry, but I don't think you grasp how many pods a mandarin eat daily. We're talking upwards of a 1000 if I recall correctly
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Really?
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