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Old 11-11-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if I could put 2 common clownfish,1 purplefirefish or regular firefish,1 royal gramma and 1 domino damsel fish all in a 40 gallon breeder.
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My concern would be that the domino and royal gramma would get too mean. The clowns must be a mated pair.
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And that means that the royal gramma won't be able to on in there unless the clowns are mated?Also what other fish could I have?Could it include royal grammas.And last thing the firefish are good right?
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Firefish are good. So is this going to be a reef or a FOWLR tank?
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I don't know...I'm new to SW so I have no clue...I think fowlr.So if I have a mated pair of common clowns and an anemone I can put in the royal gramma and the damselfish.Or would I have to get a bigger tank.Is the purple firefish or the fire goby better.Also could I fit a jawfish in there??
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Wait on the anemone. It needs a more stable tank. If you get it to early it will just die. The best thing for a newbie is to do your research. Clowns don't need an anemone to servive. If you get two clowns get one that is much larger then the other. the larger one will become a female. also get only one royal gramma and then do the research on the other fish and add them slowly.
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Ya.Thanks so 1 royal gramma,2 clowns,? purple firefish,I don't know if I should keep a damselfish.If I could what species?And ?# of jawfish.
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Reason I was asking about the type tank because if it`s going to be a non reef then a dwarf angel would go nicely. A coral beauty or a flame angel.
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Oh ok.I don't know the difference but I want live rock.Also how many purple firefish?And could I get 3 yellowtail blue damselfish.Last thing how many pounds of live rock should I use?
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Okay, Damsels are to territorial for a 30g tank. They would not only kill each other but a bunch of your other fish as well. A purple firefish will not get along with your Royal Gramma so one or the other.
You will need 1 1/2# of LR per gallon of your tank. If you add sand, just get the aragonite sand that looks good to you. LS is a waste of money. Your rockwork will seed the sand in short order.
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