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Old 10-13-2008, 07:29 AM   #1
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Please help me finish my stocking list

I have a 55G tank w/ 110 lbs live rock and a 20G sump and 8G fuge. At the moment the inhabitants are:

3 clowns (came with tank)
1 large blue/green chromis (came with tank)
1 royal gramma
2 bangaii cardinals
asstd cleaning crew (nassarius, trochus, peppermint, sally)

I'd like to keep the tank somewhat lightly stocked, but could use a couple more fish. What do you think of the following for this tank? I'm posting in the reef forum becuase I have two zoanthids and plan to add more low light corals down the road, so I need fish that won't eat them.

yellow assessor
yellowhead jawfish
fairy or flasher wrasse

If not these specific fish, could you please recommend a yellow fish, a burrowing fish, and a red fish? Thanks!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Clown goby, midas blenny, or canary blenny for the yellow. How about a pistol shrimp and goby for the burrowers? Can't help on the red.
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I forgot blue - would a blue chromis get along with the blue/green chromis and everyone else? My LFS says don't touch the blue damsel. They actually suggested a juvenile blue tang, but I don't want to get a fish I know I can't keep for the long term...
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I'd like to keep the tank somewhat lightly stocked, but could use a couple more fish....
I think I'm a little conservative when it comes to this type of stuff, but with the list of existing fish I'd say you're way past "somewhat lightly stocked."

If you want more fish, I'd go with the clown goby idea... something really small.
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Dont know about red but how about a pink spotted goby?
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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Why not kill two birds and purchase a group of yellow and blue assessors? They prefer to be in groups, fairly small (under 2" I believe), and wonderfully peaceful. I'd probably add around 5 per and depending on what species your clowns are.
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Why not kill two birds and purchase a group of yellow and blue assessors?
I'm intrigued - my clowns are false percs I believe. Would that work?

And one of the cardinals has gone missing. Completely disappeared. How is that possible? He was there last night, and now I can't find him anywhere. I've even checked the floor behind the tank. :-(
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Yes it would work, since you have one of the smaller clown species. Use a flashlight to look inbetween the liverock and try to keep your hand out of the tank in case it is just hiding. You can also offer a pinch of food to see if it is indeed just hiding (excitement of other fish feeding should bring it out). Take an extra look inside your sump, fuge, filter socks (if you use them), etc. Hope you find it alive and well!
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where the heck did he go??? it's 3 pm and I've been searching everywhere with a flashlight since 7 am and all of a sudden my missing cardinal has appeared. just like that. so bizarre.

thank you all for your stocking suggestions. I'm also wondering about blood shrimp. I think they're really cool looking but I brought two home a couple weeks ago and they died within three days. Are they fragile, or was I just unlucky? I think they had just arrived at the LFS so maybe the double trauma of being shipped and then moved to my tank did them in...
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How did you accli9mate the shrimp?
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