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Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Fish of my tank

So, with all things going accordingly, i figure i start getting some experience/ideas/suggestions/advice and fish and inhabitants.

Well, as for the list of fish, heres what i had in mind.

1x Starry Blenny
1x Spotted CardinalFish
1x Blue/Green Chromis
1x Firefish
1x Yellow Watchman goby
1x Purple pseudochromis

And this is in my 55G
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Blennies and Gobies my have some issues in the same tank. They are very similar fish. IMO Cardinals are very beautiful fish but they seem to be stationary most of the time.
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Well i'd rather have a goby then the blenny. So blenny out.
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Well i'd rather have a goby then the blenny. So blenny out.
I love the yellow goby too. There is always a catch though. have you ever seen a goby sift sand? They take in big mouthfuls of sand and it comes out there gills. Here is the catch. gobies can damage corals that sit on the sand substrate ie. brains. the sand falls onto the corals and irratates them.
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Yeah, i've read about this on this board also. Its alright though, i plan to have little to no corals sitting on the sand. Feather Dusters at most, and those aren't even corals. So its alright, plus, thats what i love about the watchman goby. That it does that. So i definitely want to get one. Even if it means i cant have too many corals on the sand lol.
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I like your fish selection, definitely go with the goby!
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Well i'd rather have a goby then the blenny. So blenny out.
I have 2 gobies and a blenny and they get along fine. They are in a 125 so I dont know if that makes too much of a difference.
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In general, pseudochromis are pretty aggressive fish. Some of the more passive fish you want may have issues with it.
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I love the yellow goby too. There is always a catch though. have you ever seen a goby sift sand? They take in big mouthfuls of sand and it comes out there gills. Here is the catch. gobies can damage corals that sit on the sand substrate ie. brains. the sand falls onto the corals and irratates them.
Watchman gobies aren't sifters. They will dig a bit though, but it's not a big deal for corals on the substrate if they are regularly blown off with a turkey baster or like instrument. Our Pistol shrimp does full scale excavation and we simply blow the sand off of the Acans and scolies. They are none the worse for wear.
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If you get a bottom goby and a mid swimming blenny you should be good. The chromis like to school so it's better to have more than one....I have no luck with them in odd numbers or even numbers, so I might not be the best to give advice on them...
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