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Old 11-25-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Now what fish to get.....

I have 180 gal, 40 gal sump, 30 gal fuge:

Purple tang
2-Tomato clowns
lawnmower blenny
japanese swallowtail(female)
Rock Beauty angel

cleaner shrimps
piston shrimps
snails assorted
blue legged hermits

I have had all of these since september 9, the last time i added anything, any suggestions on what i could add to this group or anything that i definitely not add....
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Old 11-25-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
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Did you mean Pistal shrimp? If not i have never herd of a piston shrimp.(might need to do some recherch myself)
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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Did you mean Pistal shrimp?
Haven't heard of those either. Mabye we're talking about pistol shrimp

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Old 11-25-2004, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Now what fish to get.....

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I have 180 gal, 40 gal sump, 30 gal fuge:

Purple tang
2-Tomato clowns
lawnmower blenny
japanese swallowtail(female)
Rock Beauty angel

cleaner shrimps
piston shrimps
snails assorted
blue legged hermits
I think the field is still quite wide open considering your tank size but what to add would really depend on the type of tank you have/want: FO, FOWLR or reef.

Each will come with different variations of what would be comfortabley housed together. Many fish species eat sessile and mobile invertebrates so that should be your first consideration.

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Old 11-25-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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Well I would like to at some point try some softies but probably nothing more than that until i get some years under my belt. Yes i meant pistol shrimp. My typing error.
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:11 PM   #6
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The Coral Beauty you already have may end up being a risk with soft corals but it's a 50/50 thing with most small angels. The swallowtail shouldn't be a concern. You'll have to play that by ear when the time comes.

As far as the rest, you're fine. Anything you may add should be with "reef friendly/safe" being the consideration.

With that in mind check out the <<compatability chart>> and see what strikes your fancy. It much easier to suggest what not to add as you know your likes and dislikes. Post a wish list and wait for opinions.

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5-7 blue gree chromis for schooling fish... they are cool cheap little fish. How much LR.... A fire fish or 2 added at the same time would be nice.
Purple pseudochromis are nice bright fish.
How about a Naso Tang!!! Very nice fish.
Stay away from and Damsels they can get nasty.
Anthis are nice colorful fish also.
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It is a rock beauty (yellow and deep purple).

I like:
Copperband Butterfly
Bannerfish (if this type probably 3 so they may school)
Saddled Butterfly
Flame Angelfish
Wrasse of some kind
Firefish of some kind
Mandarin ( i have pods running around everywhere)
Hippo Tang

Any ideas on starter coral or an anemone(i know you are supposed to wait a year)
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120lbs base
130 Florida aqua cultured
50lbs fiji
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It is a rock beauty (yellow and deep purple).
You could kiss you coral goodbye with that one. Big Angels are a definate risk with corals.
If you do the Heni's, make sure it is the Heniochus diphreutes, they are the safer heni. It is tough to tell them apart though. The Heniochus diphreutes has a smaller mouth and more rounded breast area. look in my gallery thats the type I have, they don't even pick at the LR.
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Wrasse of some kind (good with coral, the big ones are a risk with inverts)
Firefish of some kind (fine)
Mandarin ( i have pods running around everywhere) (tough choice, good luck)
Hippo Tang (fine)
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