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Old 03-12-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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What kind of colourful fish would you recommend mixing with a 6 line wrasse? I am getting mix advise from my LFS...one tells me a clown would be OK the other not, one tells me a royal gamma and the other not, so any advise would be great.

I have a 25gal FOWLR setup which includes 25 pds of LR, aragonite sand, 10 blue leg hermit, 1 cleaner shrimp, 1 large mexican turbo snail (I believe), 1 small snail, 1 sea urchin and 1 feather duster.
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I don't think you will have a problem with either. A clown might do a little better, but personally i think either is ok.
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Thanks! My kids will be delighted if I can put a Clown in there! Do you recommend 1 or 2 Clown? Is there a preference?
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If you do get two make sure it is a mated pair. I have two different clowns and they fight like cats and dogs. I have a 125 also.
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Wrasses can be a pain to more intimidated fish, like royal grammas. I would definitely go with a clown, over the RG.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:34 PM   #6
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I do not see a problem with either clowns or a royal gramma (I love them both). As mentioned, try to get a mated pair of clowns for best success. Wrasses can be a bit tempermental, but sixlines are fairly tolerant. Other good options are a purple firefish, some dwarf angels. I would look into getting some more LR, maybe another 15lbs.
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Lando makes a good point...a little more LR and a mated pair of clowns and you will have a nice little tank going! The purple firefish is a jumper as can be the wrasse...some egg crate over the tank will keep them in and allow the light get into the tank.
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... Other good options are a purple firefish, some dwarf angels.
Dwarf angels?

I think folks are misreading nemo-rox's setup. If I'm not misreading something - which could possibly be the case since I don't seem to be firing on all cylinders today with the time change and all - he's got a 25 gallon tank. Twenty-five.

Sooo... I was thinking with that size tank that TWO clowns and a wrasse might even be pushing it without a serious bump up on the amount of live rock and the addition of a skimmer?
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I did notice the 25gallons....I think other thought he said 125. You could get away with the wrasse and clown in the tank...
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Thanks for all the replies and here goes my many questions....(I have only started this hobby in December - so my appologize for all the ?).

LR - I will look into getting more in the tank, but this would obviously mean moving things around...Can I move the rocks around, with exception of course to the rock the feather duster is attached to. I have included a picture of my tank.

Skimmer - my tank currently has a SeaClone 100 protein skimmer + my little aquaclear 200 is this sufficient?

Fish - I thought that Clowns needed to be in pairs. So if I can only put one that will be OK. How many fish would you recommend in a 25 gallons? the LFS around home says 4.

Anyone in this forum from the Gatineau, Quebec region that can recommend a good LFS?[/img]
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