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Old 07-04-2008, 12:35 PM   #11
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All good suggestiosn so far. How about a Bartlett's Anthias or a pair of Banggai Cardinalfish ?

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If you like the dwarf angels then you could try a flameback (Centropyge acanthops). It's always hit and miss but they seem to be slightly better reef candidates than the flame angels.

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I love the suggestions that are coming in, but you guys are making it tough for me to make a decision. I keep flip flopping. Fijiwigi really hit the nail on the head, I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for not getting a bigger tank.

I'm starting to lean towards the Bartlett's Anthias, but I was little concerned since the link said it was difficult to keep. But I know there aren't alot of choices when it comes to housing an Anthias in a 55 gallon tank. One other thing that concerned me was I usually see Anthias in schools and didn't know it would have issues being kept without other Anthias.
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I agree that your bioload is pretty light right now...especially with types of fish you currently have...not are very messy and do not contribute greatly to bioload. You can stack the deck more in your favor by feeding quality foods in lower quanities.

As for fish...you have several options. I like the royal gramma, sixline wrasse, shrimp goby, or a small school of reef chromis. Most tangs may be out with the exception of maybe a yellow-eyed kole. I would not attempt any of the dwarf angles in your reef set up.

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