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Old 12-05-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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Ok I need one more swimmer

Please check my profile. I'm looking for one more "swimmer" fish. The only one I have that spends time swimming back and forth is the yellow tang. I'm looking for one more reef safe, non to semi-aggresive fish to share the swimming room. Please don't recommend clowns... I've had NUMEROUS problems with them and refuse to get another...
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:37 AM   #2
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OK, how about a Nemo them. 8O
Kidding. 8)
Um....School of Chromis, A Damsel of some sorts. Look up a Starki Damsel on google, pretty cool fish and mellow for a damsel. Pricy though.
If you want to take a bit of a chance with the reef..Coral Beauty.
I would say a Cardinal, but your Tang may beat it up.
Your a little limited by tank size. Most of the other swimmer I know of are bigger fish.
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:28 AM   #3
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I might just go with the chromis.... they're not that aggressive correct???? How many should I get for my tank ???? Any other "damsels" that aren't aggressive... I like that Starki but they're like $35.00....
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Chromis are mellow, would be a pretty cool choice IMO. Most Damsels are pretty mean. I had a Starki a while back and he was the perfect gentleman, thats why I mentioned them. Wish I could find another, they are pretty rare.
Maybe someone else has a different idea.
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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Well I like the chromis idea.... I'm just wondering if I add a "school" if I'll overload the tank???
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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My Uncle has some and they're awesome. Really peaceful and mellow like
Q-shark said. I wouldn't think you'd overload your tank, I would get 4-6 blue-green chromises. If they're in a group one will become the biggest and be the ring leader of the bunch.
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The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:23 AM   #7
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I concur the chromis are great fish. personally I would go with 3 or 5. I have 5 in my 75gal setup with no problem. Granted according to the experts I am overstocked on fish, but it has worked for me. They school together constantly and I justify it by considering them one larger fish.

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Old 12-05-2004, 11:25 AM   #8
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I think a group of blue yellow-tail damsels would work too. Heard they are like one the most docile and non-agressive of all damsels.
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The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
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BTW, I suggested 3 or 5 because I have read keeping them in odd numbers is best and more than 5 would probably be too much.
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:04 PM   #10
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Yeah five seems like alot.... I just don't want to over do the bioload.... I'm struggling a little with nitrates right now and don't want to have too be doing tons of water changes... that's all......
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