Originally Posted by SaltwaterVirgin
I would like to add the following fish this weekend
2 percula clowns
1 royal grammas
5 peppermint shrimp
1. Is this too much to add at once? If so, what should I add first, second...etc.?
I would start with just the 2 clownes first. After properly -QTing
them, then you can move to the next addition in another 3-4 weeks. The pepps and snails would be fine but IMO
, skip the hermits. Any particular reason for 5 pepps?
2. Should I add more of a clean up crew before adding the fish?
The crew can be added at anytime and will add little to the bio load.
3. What food should I get for the fish above? There are a variety of things on swf.com to choose from. What food is best for the fish/shrimp above?
Fortified flakes, pellets and some non-meaty frozen preparations would be best. meaty foods are not that necessary and should be used moreso as a treat. If you do use meat, try sticking with mysis shrimp. I has much more to offer than brine. You can even try your hand a Reeflady's Blender mush
4. What other tank parameters should I monitor once the fish are in the tank?
After new fish have been properly QT'd and acclimated
, the normal NH3
should be watched for possible increases as well as signs of "normal" behavour from the fish themselves.