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Old 09-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #11
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Ya I really need to go back through a list of fish and see what strikes me again
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:49 PM   #12
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Ok here is my list. The inverts I'm doing for sure but the fish are just some that I like and still filtering through

6 sexy shrimp

1 blood red

1 skunk

1 pom pom crab

1 blue tuxedo

Fish

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2 black occ clowns

1 sailfin blenny

My list of maybes is:

Golden angelfish

Potters angel

Yellow coris wrasse

2 neon gobies

Two spot goby (pair)

Purple queen anthias

Ventralis anthias

Long hawkfish

Sprineri dottyback
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:53 PM   #13
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You do know how itty bitty the sexy shrimp are right? I decided against them in my 20g because of their size.

Not sure about the anthias, if you can have two in a single tank. I;ve also been learning that multiple angels is a no no so you might have to choose one.


Good selection of fish though, I'm a big anthias and hawkfish fan myself. lol
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #14
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Oh no those two are what I'm deciding between I'm not sure what anthias I want yet. Or what angel I want.

And ya I know I just love the sexy shrimp so much I have to at least put them in there
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #15
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I really want to do a pipefish any suggestions on that

I know they need copepods. But do they need nearly as many as mandarins
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:51 AM   #16
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Anthias are schooling fish. Although I have seen them kept singly, my experience with them was not stellar in singles. They appear to be better off in a school, but a school will require a lot of space in your tank.

As to the angels, I'd go with the Potter's, mainly because of price. (Neither the golden or the Potter's are low-end for dwarf angels.) I also really like the Potter's on a personal note.

I don't have any experience with pipefish, but my impression is that they need to be in almost a species tank with other pipefish and seahorses. I can't imagine that they compete very well with all those others for food.

You's also have to be careful about the hawkfish with the shrimp as they tend to like them - for lunch. The longnose hawk is supposedly a little less prone to going after them.

I've read that dottybacks are also often aggressive towards similarly shaped fish, so if you add one, put it in after your gobies are established. I think most wrasses can hold their own against them though. A less agressive and cheaper alternative is a royal gramma, although they will drive away similarly shaped fish. In my experience they don't really chase like I've heard that a dottyback will. Once the intruder is away from the gramma's hideyhole, they chill out.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:22 AM   #17
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O wow awesome thank you very much for all the info! Very helpful.

But ya sadly the angels are on the pricey end but oh well ha of course those are the ones I like.

And ya I'm going to make sure all of my inverts are very very well established no more fish are going in there until I get the rest of my inverts. Unless I can find a mated pair of twinspot gobies but that will be it for now.

Again thank you for your input
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Ok this is what I've dwindled it down to.
just not sure what angel I'm going to do

Golden angelfish

Potters angel

Yellow coris wrasse

2 neon gobies

Two spot goby (mated pair)

Purple queen anthias

Long hawkfish

Sprineri dottyback
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