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Old 02-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Beginner fish for a 45?

I have a 45 gallon tank and have had some great suggestions on what to put in it, but I'm unsure as to whether I have the experience to maintain them. Until I do, what are some cool, interesting, beautiful, and/or unusual fish that I can keep. Other than the usual like clowns, darts, and damsels......sorry it's so specific and (probably) unusual....
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don't add damsels. as a matter of fact, don't add any fish you don't absolutely love, because your tank and bio load are limited. what i would do is add the more peaceful fish first, and leave the possibly aggressive or territorial fish for last.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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I don't plan to. What I meant to ask for is beginner fish that are coo interesting etc so that I could find some that I absolutely love. Sorry that my question was unclear
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Do not go angels, damsels, tangs or triggers.

Go with a nice solar wrasse or another wrasse, royal gamma's are nice, and anthea as well (fun is you can do one anthea or a school of 3 or more), get some blennies, they are nice and have great personality.
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Which anthias in specific, species?
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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Sunset Anthias
Evansi Anthias
Squareback Anthias
Orange Lyretail Anthias
Ignitus Anthias

Those are just some, there are so many different kinds. Check to see what your LFS has and see what they recommend in terms of the size of your tank.

There are sooooo many lol
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a flasher wrasse is pretty cool, also a firefish goby is a type of dartfish
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Royal Grammas have always been one the first fish I put in all my tanks and they are pretty easy to keep fed and only really require a lot of rock work in your tank. Plus they have great colors
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you can't go wrong with clown fish
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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I know....,but they're so common. Everyone has one it seems, not unusual....
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