Originally Posted by lovemyreef
We're coming along with our 125 reef build. It's finally up and cycling!. So, the next step is pre-planning what we would like to put in it and we're looking for advice.
Our current stock...
1 yellow tang
1 watchman goby
1 yellow tailed damsel
1 cleaner shrimp and misc crabs and snails
CORALS: 1 kenya tree, zoas & GSP
Here are some fish we are interested in, but really have no idea what combo would work best. That's where you come in
another Tang - can this work with us already having a yellow? type?
another watchman goby - can they go together?
sleeper gold head goby
bi-color dotty back / splendid dotty back
coral beauty angel
blenny - harptail or striped
**Other suggestions welcome!!
Be careful of yellow tangs. They are tank bullies. If you plan on putting another tang in the mix make sure that it is not the same body shape or color (unless you want to do 3 yellows of course). Also- make sure you have plenty of caves. Id also suggest adding the two tangs at once. Some excellent tangs include the lieutenant tang, doctor surgeonfish, purple tang, kole tang, desjardini, and white cheek. I'd stay away from the powders and the blue hippo though as they easily get stressed and are more prone to ick.
Watchman gobies are an excellent choice. Like the tangs though- if you want another goby stick with a different body shape of color. I have engineer gobies and I love them.
Why not do a pair of clowns? Unless you are talking maroon clowns and then just stick to one IMO
Damsels are aggressive and I wouldn't do it. Just my opinion though
Cleaner shrimp are great! Especially with tangs. I would also suggest a peppermint shrimp. They are excellent for killing aptasia. Nassarius snails, hermits, ceriths and maybe astreas are a must. I also suggest an emerald crab or two.
I'd stay away from Angels and butterflies. the fish is a lot cheaper than all the corals and clams they can kill in your tank.
I have a fox face lo in my tank and he does very well- just stay away from the dorsal fins.
I might suggest the Midas blenny. Mine is amazing and the crowd pleaser because he has such a great personality.
Just make sure the wrasse is reef safe. I have a leopard wrasse and she (darker colors) is always out and about.
Are those the only corals you are planning on? There are sooooooo many possibilities!!! Why not some leathers, xenia, Duncan's, hammers, torches, candy corals, scoly, doughnuts, lobo, welso, plates, etc.