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Old 12-14-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Fish or Coral you would NOT recommend

I thought maybe this could be a useful topic for newcommers and anyone thinking of going out to get something new.

A way to share our not so well known experiences all in one place.

Although it is still doing well, I've got one to start things off

1. GONIOPORA
2. Decorator Crab (vicious towards other inverts)
3. Damsels to start a tank (they're tough to get out later, quick lil suckers)
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:22 PM   #3
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Hawkfish with any passive fish. They will dominate and harass until death.
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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sandsifting star in small tank. i learned the hard way that there is not enough to eat and they dont seem to target feed well

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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Tangs in anything less than a 75 gallon tank. 125 preferred.

Covering your tank so you don't get carpet surfers (lost my first clown that way) (ok, its not a fish or coral, but hey, important to know! )
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flame angel, mated pair of false perc, 6-line, firefish

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:33 PM   #6
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Moorish Idols, (Finding Nemo was a fictional film.)
Mandrins (in anything less than a 1 year old tank with less than 100 lbs of rock. This is my #1 issue.)
Batfish,
Sharks and rays/skates,
Ribbon eels,
Sea Apples and Sea Cucumbers (buyer beware. they are DEADLY)
Clowns in anything less than a 10 gallon.
Puffers and Clowns together (Finding Nemo was a fictional film.)
Damsels as a "Cycling Fish" (Fishless cycle works fine. Damsels deserve better.)
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:13 PM   #7
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anemones in a new tank!!!!!!!!!!! and adding anemones before their nutirtional,lighting, and water flow requirements are understood and provided for by the buyer!!!

thats really the main issue i have.
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Galaxy coral (they have a very long sweeper and will kill anything within range)
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Oh, and can we ban calling Ocellaris Clowns "Nemo fish"?

I hate that.

Wow. Venting is fun! :P
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:37 PM   #10
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Longenose(Orangespotted) filefish
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The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
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