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Old 05-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm considering upgrading to a larger tank (25-30g, up from my current 10g), and I'd like some advice on stocking.

I currently have an ocellaris clown, magenta dottyback, and a (tiny) yellow clown goby. I'd also like to add either:-

a) Yellowpeel angel
b) Small yellow tang and flame/flameback angel

...and also a royal gramma. But, my dottyback was very aggressive towards an orange firefish I tried in the tank a few months ago (similar bodyshape?), so would the 2 get on?

There'll also ideally be some corals in there (soft), along with some hermit crabs and a few snails.

Any advice appreciated on if the inhabitants will get on ok, and the order of the new ones.
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The Yellow tang would be out of the question. They need plenty of swimming room. I also agree that the similar body shape will be a big question with the royal gramma.
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The Yellow tang would be out of the question. They need plenty of swimming room. I also agree that the similar body shape will be a big question with the royal gramma.
Thanks for the reply. It'll be a longish (3ft+) tank, with lots of room left in front of and behind rock for swimming. Will the yellow tang still not do very well?

I think I will definitely leave the gramma though; does anyone have any suggestions as to any other fish I could add? I want a good mix of bright colours, inquisitive/not shy, characters ideally...
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I'm now considering a 180l (50g), which will hopefully give me more options for stocking.

Another option would be humbug damsels, and what about adding another clown (the clown I have has been on his own for 2+ years, will he be ok with a new friend??).
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a 50gal is still a bit tight for a yellow tang...they need at least a 75gal IMO. Checl out the sixline wrasse. It should get along with your current fishlist.
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Thanks...I wonder if adding another ocellaris clown at this stage (2 years on) would be a bad idea? Will my current clown get on with it?

Also looking at a black & white butterfly, and also a lemonpeel angel/flame angel.
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Is this going to be a reef tank. Reason I`m asking is because you have some potential coral munchers there.
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Is this going to be a reef tank. Reason I`m asking is because you have some potential coral munchers there.
Ideally, yes, but probably not hard corals. I just wouldn't mind a bit of texture/colour in there from easy to look after corals, if poss? But, the fish are more important to me...

Which could be the problem with corals?
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Also looking at a black & white butterfly, and also a lemonpeel angel/flame angel.
Butterfly fish and angel fish are prone to munch on corals. I had two angels that were good for 4 yrs and then nearly wrecked my reef. They went after the fleshy LPS corals. Destroyed a hammer and a brain coral.
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Hmm, I'm struggling to find fish that I really like that are suitable for my tank. I may be persuaded to have no corals at all, and/or risk it. Are there any corals you'd suggest that they're more than likely to stay away from?
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