Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-26-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: White Plains, NY
Posts: 70
Send a message via AIM to TKEON230
Want some more fish, need suggestions

I finally got my 40 gallon FOWLR tank stable after a few years. I lost a bunch of fish and time because I did things wrong (too few water changes, bad water, overfeeding, too many additions at once, etc.). I've had an orange Firefish in my tank for 2 months now with no issues and normal tank parameters. I want to add some more fish and was wondering what sort of fish you all might suggest. I'm looking to have a variety of colors in a peaceful tank. I also may turn my FOWLR into a reef tank if things stay as good as they are after I've added all my fish. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
__________________

__________________
Be sure to check out my tank progress at http://tkeon230.blogspot.com
TKEON230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
ryshark's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,649
Look into clownfish, gobies, blennies, royal gramma. You can get lots of color and personality out of most of those fish. Check out the ones on here for starters Vivid Aquariums - Buy Online - Fish Store in Los Angeles - Buy Saltwater Fish - .Nano Fish
__________________

__________________
ryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
A clownfish would be nice. A dwarf angel would be nice but he would have to come out when the corals come IME. Pink spotted goby is nice. You have so many choices.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: White Plains, NY
Posts: 70
Send a message via AIM to TKEON230
Thank you for your suggestions! I really like the way the Royal Gramma and Pink Spotted Goby look. Would they both get along with each other and with the Firefish? Any recommended order of adding them to the tank?
__________________
Be sure to check out my tank progress at http://tkeon230.blogspot.com
TKEON230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 03:43 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
DJLiquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 162
Make sure you quarantine that Royal Gramma before adding him to your tank. I learned the hard way and mine died from a serious ich infestation. Quarantine all new fish to be safe.
__________________
14 gal biocube salt
1 orange zoo polyp colony, 2 toad stool (small), 1 umbrella leather (large), 2 pulsing xenia, 1 star polyp colony, 7 blue mushrooms, snails, pep. shrimp, 3 blue legged hermits, 2 onyx percula clowns
DJLiquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 03:52 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by TKEON230 View Post
I really like the way the Royal Gramma and Pink Spotted Goby look.
They would get along fine. Here is a pic of the pink spotted Goby.





__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 04:15 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: White Plains, NY
Posts: 70
Send a message via AIM to TKEON230
I got a Royal Gramma on Friday and added him to my tank. I didn't get your message in time about quarantining him. He seems pretty healthy, though. When I went into my LFS I asked them what they thought would be a good fish for my tank and they said a Royal Gramma, so they agreed with the consensus on here as well. I'm gonna wait another couple months before adding another fish...maybe a pink spotted goby...maybe something else. Thanks for the help everybody!
__________________

__________________
Be sure to check out my tank progress at http://tkeon230.blogspot.com
TKEON230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
suggestions

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suggestions for first fish aquarius75 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 19 12-17-2008 12:05 AM
Need new Fish Suggestions SuperWade2 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-17-2007 08:09 PM
need 1-2 more fish- suggestions? Elle2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 06-15-2006 11:52 PM
Fish suggestions Umpa Lumpa Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 05-02-2005 10:25 AM
Almost ready to add fish. Beginner fish suggestions? runway1 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 01-19-2005 11:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.