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Old 05-01-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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What other fish could i add ?

I have 2 false clown fish and 1 diamond sand sifting goby .
I wanted to add either a blue hippo tang or a powder blue
My tank is only a 70 gal with about 75 lbs of life rock .
In one end is where the clown fish and anemone have set up home and closer to the middle is where the goby lives .
A few different things to consider .
Fighting : I started with 10 hermit crabs and they seamed to kill off the weaker ones and I might only have 5 of them left now .
The goby and clown fish all seam to be territorial guarding their side of the tank .
Can I put a different breed of clown fish ?
Damsels , wrasses ,
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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those fish require a bigger tank then a 75 gal. The hippo needs a 180 the powder a 125.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Those Tangs are a bad idea. You could probably get away with smaller like Kole or Tomini. There are a lot of fish that will work in a 70, but it has several limitations. Some fairy wrasse are okay...some Hawkfish...dotty backs...I would avoid damsels...small angels like Flamebacks or Cherubs...I would not add more clowns, they will very likely fight...dwarf lion fish could work...there are several others...

Check out places like liveaquaria.com where they have minimum tank requirements, compatibility charts, etc.
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have you thought of maybe coral beauty or a flame angel or even a potters angel I wish I got one of these good looking fish
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If you get a pistol shrimp it wouldn't count as fish it would be best friends with your goby
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I would look into dottybacks. I have several and they are GREAT fish.
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I would not put more clowns in a 70, just one pair.
Is it fish only? I would agree with the others- go with a dwarf angel. That is what I plan to put in my 56g tank. Not enough room for a tang.
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I would not put more clowns in a 70, just one pair.
Is it fish only? I would agree with the others- go with a dwarf angel. That is what I plan to put in my 56g tank. Not enough room for a tang.
I was planning on fish only but put a anemone in with my clowns .
I want something nice like a tang , angel or butterfly but most of them need a huge tank .
I knew I should have set up the 125 gal instead .
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You can do some Tangs in a 75g. Kole, Tomini, TwoSpot, etc. Smaller tanks definitely have limitations on fish, but there are still many great looking fish that work in smaller tanks. I have a 75g that I wish was much larger. Was going to upgrade this summer, but stuff keeps popping up between kids and hounds that eats up those funds.
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You can do some Tangs in a 75g. Kole, Tomini, TwoSpot, etc. Smaller tanks definitely have limitations on fish, but there are still many great looking fish that work in smaller tanks. I have a 75g that I wish was much larger. Was going to upgrade this summer, but stuff keeps popping up between kids and hounds that eats up those funds.
I'm not sure where you are but I am selling my 125
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