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Old 06-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Finally got my tank together, just waiting for it to cycle. Its a 28 gallon and when its cycled what fish do you advise me to get as im planning on getting 1 fish and 1 small cleaner shrimp. I know a clown fish is good but i plan on getting two and think if i introduce them together they will have a better chance of bonding
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Finally got my tank together, just waiting for it to cycle. Its a 28 gallon and when its cycled what fish do you advise me to get as im planning on getting 1 fish and 1 small cleaner shrimp. I know a clown fish is good but i plan on getting two and think if i introduce them together they will have a better chance of bonding
That's a good idea.. that what I've always done and had great success.. you can stock a bunch of differnt invertabrates and shrimp.. u could add up to another 2 types of smaller fish as well watchmen goby . blennys dawrf angels.. just post ur stocking list and im sure poeple will reply.
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I really like the dwarf angels but ive read there best introduced last to your tank, because they will get terrotorial against new fish or am i wrong ? Probably thinking on a goby at first
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I really like the dwarf angels but ive read there best introduced last to your tank, because they will get terrotorial against new fish or am i wrong ? Probably thinking on a goby at first
I havnt heard of the dwarf angels being that way..if your going goby which u should especially after cycle it will keep that sand clean from ditrus
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Yeah think i will and on www.liveaquaria.com the dwarf flame angel fish that i really like it says : "If the Flame Angelfish is to be added to a peaceful community, it should be the last fish introduced." Also a question on puffers... I know about the personality of them and the space needed but is there definatley not a puffer i could have to fit in with a nice community or are they too aggresive. At my lfs they said they had only a small puffer and it attacked most fish it was with and had to be in a tank of its own.
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Yeah think i will and on www.liveaquaria.com the dwarf flame angel fish that i really like it says : "If the Flame Angelfish is to be added to a peaceful community, it should be the last fish introduced." Also a question on puffers... I know about the personality of them and the space needed but is there definatley not a puffer i could have to fit in with a nice community or are they too aggresive. At my lfs they said they had only a small puffer and it attacked most fish it was with and had to be in a tank of its own.
I was thinking bi color.. but good job doing research!
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I personally wouldn't have any type of puffer in less then. 70 gallon tank
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The angels can be a bit territorial, but not too bad. They mostly spar with each other and my tangs in my reef, but no damage is done. Look into some wrasses, gobies and basslets. I would not add a puffer fish.
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Yeah i wont add any puffer then. and thinks for the info on the angels think im going to go with a gobie or a blennie with a few inverts then 2 clowns and probably one more then the angel
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I prefer the Coral Beauty angel. They are reef safe(r). The Flame can be a hit or miss as to picking on polyps.
None of the other angels are very suitable to a reef system. I have a current collection of angels and over the years I have owned most of the varieties of dwarf angels. They like to spar with each other, regardless of when and how they are added. I think having lots of hiding holes and lots of distractions from other fish and you will be fine.
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