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Old 10-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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stock list help for 125?

Hey yall, I have 125 gallon 6ft long. Right now I only have two clowns in the tank. I would like to have some help and ideas for a stock list. I also have some coral and two cleaner shrimp. I would like to have some fish that POP out. I think some of the most beautiful fish are tangs and angels. I know many if not most angels arnt coral safe or you have to add with caution. So im not looking for to many angels. I do like tangs and I know theres a huge debate on how big is big enough for a tang. I have a couple I like DOESNT mean im putting multiple tangs in my tank. I like the yellow, powder blue, kole and the sailfin. I think the yellow and kole would be fine, maybe not together but tank size. The sailfin I know is to big or gets to big. What about the powder blue? I would like to have the powder blue but if I cant or shouldnt ill probably get the yellow. Would like to know what you guys think on this. And any recommendations for other fish? I have a black background so id like them to have more light than dark colors. Also reef safe. Thanks
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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This what I have in my 125.
3 tangs
3 lyretail anthias
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1 blenny
1 gold stripe maroon clown
1 six line wrasse

This is what I have had for many years and it has worked well. Not saying you need those but just showing you what has worked.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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Anthias and wrasses will give your tank a nicely colored, and active look. Wrasses are probably easier to keep as they adjust to aquarium lighting a little better. They also do not require frequent feedings like Anthias. Leopard, Flasher and Fairy wrasses are nice.
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What kind of tangs do you have? Are they full grown as well? How are the anthias. I was wanting some. I know they need to be fed multiple times a day because of there high metabolism. But what ive heard is that if you get 1 male 2 females you will be fine. But as time goes on the female has been known to change into a male and the males fight. Have you had this problem? And how long have you had them?
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Yea ive seen many nice wrasses. I had a 6 line before and he was pretty aggressive to everything else.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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Yea ive seen many nice wrasses. I had a 6 line before and he was pretty aggressive to everything else.
Mine almost killed my snowflake clowns. Took him back to LFS for half of what I paid for...I probably would've paid someone to take him instead too. Six lines are mean!
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I have A yellow, scopas and yellow eyed Kole tang. The Anthias are Lyretail and get fed every other day with the rest of the fish. Had them for three yrs now. They were three females but one has morphed into a male.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #8
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Would a powder blue be to big? Because it says 125 on some sites 180 on others. But most 180 amd 125 are 6ft long. So I knda dont understand this. And if I got a kole amd yellow would I need to add them at the same time? Are there any anthias that dont morph as easy. Because I dont really want them fighting all the time.
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The flasher wrasse are nice too, but when their fins are up. When they are down to me alot of them look totally different. And if I like it they seem to be over 45 50 bucks which is a little much for how much I want to spend on a wrasse. I thought about getting some firefish gobies. I think they have a beautiful nice deep red. And was going to get a few but many people said they will always whittle down to one.
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In my opinion just buy a male and two females. They get along nice. I think the powder blue should be ok even though I have never had one. You might be better off if you ask someone who has had one.
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