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Old 05-29-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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I currently have a 72 gal tank with 100 lbs lr and 90lbs ls. Thanks has been up and running for almost a year. I have 1 yellow tang (just added to main tank), 2 percula clowns, 3 blue/green reef chromis, 2 fire blood shrimp, 2 skunk cleaner shrimp and snails and hermits. I really like the tang since he is always swimming. The clowns and chromis seem to spend a lot of time hiding out at the back of the tank. Keeping in mind that I plan on getting corals in the next 6 months what other active fish do you suggest I add?

My list of possible tank mates:

Diamond Watchman Goby or Yellow Watchman Goby
Mandarin Fish (still at least 6 months away)
Royal Gamma
Lawnmower Blenny
Pistol Shrimp
Emerald Crab

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the list looks pretty good but will pretty much max you out. I would skip the blenny and call it good.
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I would skip the royal gramm as they can be agressive. Watchman Gobies are so cool!
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Just want to make sure you have a sump and refugium if you plan on keeping a mandarin. HTH
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If your looking for a active a wrasse is a good fish to have, you need a cover to the tank if you get one of them...
RG are very nice fish I have one and he has worked out well.
Thats strange about the chromis, mine are always out front zipping all over the tank..
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The grammas can be aggressive, but add them near the end and all should go well. They tend to be aggressive specifically with other fish that resemble themselves.
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I would skip the royal gramm as they can be agressive. Watchman Gobies are so cool!
I have never had an issue with aggression with any of my royal gramas. They can be aggressive towards their own species, but I have never seen it directed at any other fish in my tank. I do agree...watchman gobies are very cool! 8) The relationship between my yellow watchman and my pistol shrimp is just amazing.
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Just want to make sure you have a sump and refugium if you plan on keeping a mandarin. HTH
I have a 20 gal sump that will be modified to include a fuge before I get the mandarin.
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Ok everything else sounds good! HTH
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