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Old 03-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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Hey all, so today I found my tang stuck to the powerhead. I think I'm done with tangs. Want some suggestions on some nice colorful and active swimmers to take the tangs place in my 90g. Ideally I want something fairly low maintenance (not have to feed multiple times a day) as I'm gonna be working away. Doesn't have to be a larger fish either, open to schools or groups. Inhabitants now are a pair of designer clowns (1.5" & 2.5") orange spot diamond goby (2.5") engineer goby (7") and a mandarin dragonette (2.5"). I really like anthias but they require multiple small feedings per day. I want to avoid foxface as I find them quite timid when I approach the tank. Fire away folks.
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Hmm some things I like in my 90g are:
wrasses- not sure if you are reef or fowlr but there are ones appropriate ones available for your type of tank
a squirrel fish- I have a big eyed one and he is awesome.
Hogfish. LOL I have a coral hogfish in my 90g and he does nothing but swim all day with the wrasses. Not shy and active. And kinda weird too

Angel, pygmy one of course...some nice colorful ones and active fish
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I forgot to add that, it is a reef tank so angelfish are something I don't want to risk. I do like wrasses, had a mckoskers at one point which I liked.
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I had an orange backed wrasse for a short while and LOVED the color. Since your tank is bigger than my 55, that really opens up the options for a handful of really colorful wrasses. Putting 3 wrasses in a tank would be really nice I think.
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You think doing three wrasses would be ok or would they fight?
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It depends on the wrasse really...I was reading about some a couple of months ago about some doing well in a school of 3...a male and 2 females. I'll see what I can dig up.
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Bluehead, hooded fairy, leopard...just off a quick glance of what is do-able according to LA. So, some research will be necessary to find a perfect fit but it'd work.
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I really like the blue head wrasse but it's reef safe with caution. The blue star leopard wrasse is a close second and it's reef safe.
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I had forgotten about cardinals, I like them but they kinda get ugly once they get big. Small ones look nice though.
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