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Old 08-26-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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New Addition: Bird Wrasse, Heniochus, or Snowflake Eel?

I have a 75 gallon tank with the following:

4" Maculosus Angel (I know a tank buster)
3" Yellow Tang
3" Flame Hawk
1" Blue Yellow Tail Damsel
2.5" PJ Cardinal
Big Ole Brittle Star that only see at night

I was considering adding a new guy...

I really like the Heni, but wonder about it's hardiness. Love the Green Bird Wrasse personality, but seems like it might be a little to big and active for a little tank. And the snowflake would probably be great, but would he jeopardize my hawk, pj and damsel??? My LFS has a tomato clown that is hearty with great coloration and seems in great condition for $20.00 I don't have a QT and my tank has been locked in with no parasites or new additions for about 6 months. I am nervous about doing this but really want to round out my collection with one more. If I bought the hardy 3" clown that has been at the LFS for 2-3 months, would that reduce the risk of adding a parasite???

I do run a UV reallllllly slow. Is there any other way to help eliminate the risk of adding a disease without a QT ie. a dip of some sort before he goes in.
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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I like the heni, and have heard that they are pretty hardy, BUT they yellow tang may not like it. I think the eel may be too much, and I don't know about the Green Bird Wrasse.
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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Your tank is already reaching it's limit as far as being able to properly house a managable bioload. As far as the eel I agree, too much. As for the bird wrasse, the tank is much too small for an active large growing species as this.

You can still add a smaller fish IMO, but I would not aquire another large show fish.

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For what you ahve in your tank right now; I'd go with the tomato clown. The eel would push your bioload. The Heni may not get long with your tang or vice versa. The wrasse is extremely active, and really needs a 90 gallon or larger tank.
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Old 08-28-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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Preciate the input and I think I am going to go with a smaller fish as recommended. Thinking the tomato clown might be cool or a gold stripe marroon. Love blackcap basslet's but my hawk might not. I think that I am at my max especially considering how big the mac has grown...
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