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Old 09-04-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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whats in your 50-55g tank?

hi (: i was wondering what fish you have in your 50/55g tank? im looking for stocking plans (my 55 is still cycling) thanks!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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In mine I have a royal gamma, clown fish, flasher wrasse and an algae blenny. I realize I could have one or maybe two others but these guys get along very well.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:32 AM   #3
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I have a 40 gal...but I have six line wrasse, pair of clowns, red fire fish, yellow tang, blue tang. All fish are under 3 inches. Planning on getting a skunk cleaner shrimp as well.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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I have a 40 gal...but I have six line wrasse, pair of clowns, red fire fish, yellow tang, blue tang. All fish are under 3 inches. Planning on getting a skunk cleaner shrimp as well.

Just a BIG FYI, those tangs may not last long in a 40g tank. They need a 6 foot tank for sure, especially the blue tang. They are extremely active fish and in small tanks tend to not do as well, some even dying before their time. The small tanks stress them out and make them susceptible to disease much more so than any other sw fish in my opinion.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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When my 55g was up and running full steam I had:

pair of b&w clowns
lawnmower blenny
pink spotted watchman goby
royal gramma

I could have added maybe 2-3 more but choose to leave it open in case I ever saw a fish I HAD to have lol
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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I have a orange spotted goby, fox face tang, and the typical CUC, and a cleaner shrimp! I have a 55 gallon that is only 4 months old. Love my goby
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You ur gonna need a 125 for those tangs..... hope ur planning to upgrade soon.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:41 PM   #8
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wow all opf your tanks sound interesting ^^ heres what i plan to put in my 55:
2 clowns (1 maroon and 1 b/w)
3 chromis
starry blenny (maybe)
mandarin (maybe)
a sea hare (love these i think they look like little hippos lol)
cleaner shrimp
and a cleaner wrasse
please let me know if im overstocked i dont quite understand sw stocking yet and if any of these fish dont get along thanks (:
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I'd hold off on the mandarin for quite some time, almost impossible tokeep alive, trust me, I have one. They need an established tank with lots of pods which won't appear overnight or even over a month.

The only other warning I would give is the sea hare. I have one and they get quite large! Mine was about 2-3 inches a few months ago and now he's like 6 inches or better. Plus they eat algae and after thats gone you have to keep feeding him algae sheets. They also get sucked up in filters, powerheads and overflows. I've been really lucky with mine. A friend of mine just had hers sucked up by an aquaclear filter intake and it wasn't pretty. :-(

Otherwise your list looks good, can probably add another fish or two depending on what they are.

Also, out of all the clowns I believe the maroons are the most aggressive while the b&w's are the most meek. lol

Someone correct me if I;m wrong as I dont have a maroon clown.
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hmm... with the clowns should i not get the b/w then? will the maroon pick on him?
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