example: My Purple Firefish is a skitish fish by nature, In a tank with almost no aquascaping, she would probibly spend the majority of her time near the bottom and very close to the rocks. but because I have a fair amount of structure in my tank, She will swim around virtually anywhere she pleases knowing full well that if a predator were to come near her, she can shoot off into a cave and to saftey.
I only have 40 lbs of dense rock in my 37 gallon, but I have been able to arrange it in a way that offers shelter, has some height, and also allows a good amount of swimming room for my clowns who are not so skitish.
Hardware: 37 gallon SW
tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.
Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.
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