Originally Posted by Taylorxoxihy
ok so the mantis shrimp is out. Still thinking about getting the 2 clown fish the blue dot jawfish. I have a good lid and will make sure there is plenty of sand.
Q's: Would a tile sea star be ok? possibly a blue sapphire damsel as well? How many fish would I really be able to have in my tank? Also should I add corals to the tank before I start adding fish or does it not matter?
I obviously have a lot of research to do but have plenty of time before fish are ever added to the tank.
I'd avoid the sea star. They are hard to keep as we aren't even sure what they eat.
Damsels I always suggest against. They are mean and territorial.
In my 55 reef, I had 6 fish at max but 5 worked out much better.
If you are going to have coral in your system, it doesn't matter what goes first. They have very little impact on the bioload of the system unlike a fish. With that said, there is another layer of research on being able to keep photosynthetic corals.
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