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Old 11-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #561
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I would recommend a green wrasse. Their color is amazing, but they are not reef-safe they are on LA.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #562
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Still up in the air as to what is going in, but so far i want:
A saddle or double saddle butterfly fish
a pygmy angel
a flame hawk
some wrasses



theres a few others I've been looking at as well, just havent finalized the list yet. It is gonna be a fowlr so I can get non coral friendly fish lol
The stocklist looks great. Did you have any specific Wrasses in mind? There are some really beautiful ones, but they are really expensive.
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not to me. no more butterflies for me. the odds are too great against them.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #564
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Still up in the air as to what is going in, but so far i want:
A saddle or double saddle butterfly fish
a pygmy angel
a flame hawk
some wrasses



theres a few others I've been looking at as well, just havent finalized the list yet. It is gonna be a fowlr so I can get non coral friendly fish lol
totally jelous, get some tangs
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:40 PM   #565
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LOL You asked for the list, well here it is! It's kinda long but it's what I decided to choose from.

Half Black Angel
Flame Hawk, pair maybe
Double saddle OR yellow longnose Butterfly
Yellow Brotuid

List of wrasses I will choose from, it's still long lol
Carpenters
McCoskers
Pink Face
Lubbocks Fairy
Scots Fairy
Red Velvet fairy
Bluehead Wrasse
Yellow Wrasse
Vroliiks Wrasse

This is the maybe list, depends on the final stocking list
Squirellfish or Soldierfish
Bi-Color Goatfish
Harlequin Tusk

This is a big list and i don't know what the final count will be it all depends on the fish. I could stick with the top list and have a whole bunch of wrasses or just a couple wrasses and something off my maybe list.

Since I'm waiting on the 55g to sell so I can move the 90g into it's place you guys might as well critique my list. lol I do it enough so here's your chance to share what you know and let me know what you think.

I do realize that a handful of the fish I have proposed can be semi- aggerssive. I think if balanced correctly it could work. I wouldnt' want more than 2 maybe 3 semi's I think. I researched the heck out of like 200 fish, LOL I have a steno pad full of data I wrote down. I based my list on aggression, size, food and feeding needs, average recommended tank size as well as if they were invert safe. I choose to go invert free based on what I read so I can have a wider variety of fish to choose from.

I know this is really long, I'm sorry.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:43 PM   #566
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not to me. no more butterflies for me. the odds are too great against them.

What are your thoughts on the saddleback and double saddle butterflys? I did extensive research and found those to be the best bet for home aquaria. That is the one fish, a butterfly, that I was super intense about researching.
I have a couple others on my list too but have since abandoned those.

if attempted, what would be your suggestion?

Thanks X!
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i would not buy it online. i would buy it at the lfs and watch it eat before i paid for it.
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LOL You asked for the list, well here it is! It's kinda long but it's what I decided to choose from.

Half Black Angel
Flame Hawk, pair maybe
Double saddle OR yellow longnose Butterfly
Yellow Brotuid

List of wrasses I will choose from, it's still long lol
Carpenters
McCoskers
Pink Face
Lubbocks Fairy
Scots Fairy
Red Velvet fairy
Bluehead Wrasse
Yellow Wrasse
Vroliiks Wrasse

This is the maybe list, depends on the final stocking list
Squirellfish or Soldierfish
Bi-Color Goatfish
Harlequin Tusk

This is a big list and i don't know what the final count will be it all depends on the fish. I could stick with the top list and have a whole bunch of wrasses or just a couple wrasses and something off my maybe list.

Since I'm waiting on the 55g to sell so I can move the 90g into it's place you guys might as well critique my list. lol I do it enough so here's your chance to share what you know and let me know what you think.

I do realize that a handful of the fish I have proposed can be semi- aggerssive. I think if balanced correctly it could work. I wouldnt' want more than 2 maybe 3 semi's I think. I researched the heck out of like 200 fish, LOL I have a steno pad full of data I wrote down. I based my list on aggression, size, food and feeding needs, average recommended tank size as well as if they were invert safe. I choose to go invert free based on what I read so I can have a wider variety of fish to choose from.

I know this is really long, I'm sorry.
I think you should definitely go for the pair of Flame Hawks, I saw a pair on LA the other day (that rhymes, lol). They looked very cool.
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Hmm getting it in person might be difficult as I usually see the more popular copperbands and other "difficult" butterflys... I wanted to make the butterfly on of the first fish due to it's temperment and feeding habits. It could take months if at all for me to find one locally.

Is it that bad of an idea to get one online? What do you think is the detrimental aspect of doing that?
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all you have to do is ask them to order it. they see them on stock lists all the time. they can get one on the very next order. they are not hard to order.
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