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Old 10-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #81
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Ok so no more worrying for me Now o. To the fun part stocking. I've thought it over and these are the fish I like. Only ones with stars next to them are a must.
* pair of clowns
* flame angel
*carpenter flasher wrasse
* purple fire fish
* yellow watchmen goby OR engineer goby(any opinions and experience on either would be great!)
Kole tang
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Blue chromis
Spotted cardinal
Royal gramma
Thanks. This should keep me occupied while cycling.
All the fish on that list should get along fine! And lots of color in there! You should get more than 1 chromis though, they are a schooling fish; I have 3 green chromis.
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I have the McCoskers flasher wrasse which is similar to the carpenter flasher wrasse, and it's stunning! A day after adding it, he was out, but usually they are said to hide in the sand for a while. I got 3 chromis and for some reason 2 of them disappeared (at separate times). My parameters were fine and they were eating okay, but it seems to happen. I know someone else w/ a beautiful setup and he added 6 to his established 50 gallon refugium and has only 2 now. I'd say just get other, prettier fish instead.
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Could I fit all of them in my 70 gallon? It seems like a lot, but of course I'm used larger cichlids.i knew chromis needed to be in groups how about cardinals?
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Cardinals are also grouping fish although many just keep one. To me they are cool looking, but since they are nocturnal they don't move, and fish are more interesting when they create movement! Could probably keep them all (would be pushing it) except for the tang and foxface which grow to be large and have a larger bio load than the other fish.
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Could I fit all of them in my 70 gallon? It seems like a lot, but of course I'm used larger cichlids.i knew chromis needed to be in groups how about cardinals?
Yeah, get at least 2 cardinals. They don't do well alone. When I got my chromis I got 3, and still have the same 3. No problems with them at all. In the LED light, my green chromis kinda look irridescent/ pearly- I think they're very pretty.
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Your talking about chromis, right? I'm not a huge fan anyway but, I heard they helped shyer fish come out more. What are some more recommendations on fish to look at?
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I think they're pretty too, simple can be better. When there was only one chromis left he started to get more shy so I added a clownfish and he comes right to the glass and is "buddies" with the clownfish. I'd say the clownfish bring new fish out more than chromis.
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Any opinions on the gobies?
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Engineer gobies can get up to a foot and I wanted one in my 70, but it's kind of small for them. They move the sand around a lot so silicates could be released often leading to a diatom bloom. Plus when older they might eat inverts and small fish. If you still want to get one go ahead, they are beautiful fish! If not, then a watchman goby and pistol shrimp pair would be really cool!
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I wouldn't suggrst flame angel. They Not really reef safe is you plan to have coral
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