Originally Posted by bigredd
coral and clams plus some colorful fish that are reef safe i would also love a long nosed batfish
Bat fish require HUGE tanks. Lol.
Stay away from fox face and copperbaneded butterflys as they will pick at the clams.
If your main thing you want is coral and clams then I'm sure you could pick out a schooling fish to keep the bioload small but still have activity in the tank.
Mandarins require a healthy pod population. That's a fish for down the road- bit well worth the wait. Mine is always out and about.
If you want a show fish you could pick out a smaller tang. Look into Midas blennies, anthias, chromis, gobies, a pair of clowns, cardinals, firefish, smaller reef safe wrasse, and jaw fish. Of course you can't do all of them- but it's something to start looking at