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Old 12-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Small schooling fish

I have a 90 gallon reef tank and i would like a bunch of small schooling fish. I dont have nor do i plan on getting anything that will pret on small fish. I would like fairly in expensive colorful enough but don't have to be a focus point kind of colorful, if you know what i mean. Any ideas?
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Green Chromis are real cheap ($4 each at my lfs) and they are a bright fish and very active.
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I have heard that they will kill each other off. I have also experienced them being very seseptible to a disease/parasite that makes their scales all red and its not good. I have also been confirmed by my lfs that this is very common. For those reasons i would like to stay away from them. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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How about a group of cardinals?
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I have 3 cardinals. Two of the stay together and the other one is on the other side. I would like something with a bit more color and if possible more movement. Thanks
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One of the smaller anthias would probably work. Try bartletts or dispar
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I have looked at anthias but live aquaria to keep a group of them i would need at least a 125 gallon tank. What are your thoughts of keeping a smaller species of anthias, i male and 2 or 3 female in my 90 gallon
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I have found the lyretail anthias to be pretty hardy. I got three years ago and they are still with me. Even had one morph into a male.
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I like them to. I also like the distinct differences between the male and female so if i get a few it looks like the male has a bunch of (moderator edit) following him around. How big is your tank?
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I am also curious if there are any other fish other than anthias where it would be best to keep one male to multiple females
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