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Old 01-17-2016, 10:09 PM   #11
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I have about 3 weeks to wait until my bio filter matures. Am considering some invertebrate 'clean up crew' if my copper levels are ok. Check out reefs2go.com, it is a great site. Least expensive live coral I have ever seen!
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:22 PM   #12
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Maybe I'm lucky? Mine is with a purple firefish and Clown with no trouble, he is the least dominant fish in the tank (20 gallon), perhaps I just got lucky. Mine isn't very shy either.

Edit to add: saw a royal gramma mentioned, my gramma was more aggressive than the dottyback. Which again is housed with a Clown with no aggression issues.

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one of these guys?



that is the second one I've had and he is currently in with a mix of what could be called semi-aggressive fish, Maroon clown, midas blenny, eiblei angel, golden headed sleeper goby, a mandarin and damsel.
so far he only bothers the damsel, but nothing really serious.
The last one I had I eventually put in a 10 gallon by himself because he became so aggressive.
I guess different fish personalities???


also clowns can be pretty darn aggressive as well, and at the very least they certainly are not "wimps" and can easily hold their own against other fish.
clowns usually only get their butts kicked by other clowns.....LOL
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:57 PM   #13
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Negative, not that fish, indigo dottyback http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...90&pcatid=2990

This fish
https://www.google.com/search?q=indi...iZUpaUx5p_M%3A

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:07 AM   #14
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Yellow watchman goby and a tiger pistol shimp pair would be a nice touch of color.

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Old 01-18-2016, 01:11 AM   #15
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Negative, not that fish, indigo dottyback Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Captive-Bred Indigo Dottyback, Pseudochromis sankeyi x fridmani

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DOH!!!
your right, mine is a MAGENTA dottyfish/pseudochromis.


you would think with all the Blues Clues I watched with my kids I would know magenta!!
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I had an indigo when I first found one available. I loved that fish. Beautiful and fast. Never aggressive.


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Royal grammas tend to be all bark and no bite. That's how mine is. Defends her territory but come feeding time is begging at the end of the turkey Baster with the rest of the fish lol.

Black cap basslets are awesome as well. For a wrasse you could do a possum wrasse species


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Can I fit all aforementioned species into my 30? (just kidding) I am a newbie to marines and have only had my clown since last Thursday. I may have previously posted that he is a common or ocellaris clown, my mistake. He is a percula. I will consider a royal gramma, and am definitely looking for colorful fish. I have a reference book at home, and will definitely take a look at all of your suggestion fish I can find in the book!
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I like my chalk basslet. It was my first fish.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:12 PM   #20
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I don't think my research book includes basslets. Time for the old fall-back---
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