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Old 07-07-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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fish suggestions anyone??

im getting a 29 gallon biocube sometime this week or next week i was wondering if someone could give me suggestions on the type of fish i should get. im kinda overwhelmed by the selection at the moment. i would like to have colorful, inexpensive, reef safe fish for a 29 gallon biocube

and by the way i am cycling without fish i just wanted to know this for future reference so i have an idea of what fish i want when i go to buy them
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Well, you gotta have a pair of clowns. Thats just common sense! :p

Have you looked at yellow watchman gobys? Cool fish, doesn't get bgger than 3in. Pajama carinals those are cool to. Royal grammas are really brightly colored. Just some fish I have seen and the clowns and PJ's I have. By the way...... stay away from mandarins.
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are mandarins hard to take care of or not reef safe? or what...

i also think i will get the yellow watchman does yours stay out where you can see him or is he in the sand and coral
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They need plenty of LR in the tank for copopds to reproduce in. More than you can get in that size tank. I would also think about some fire fish.

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yeah my neighbor has a fire fish i know i wnat one of the regular ones or the purple do you recommend one or the other
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Basically, they feed on amphipods and copepods and eat them constantly. In a tank that small a mandarin will eat the pods faster than they can reproduce. To keep a mandarin you will need a mature tank with 100+ pounds of live rock. They are very picky and it is extremely difficult to adapt to substitute foods.
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Either one will be fine.
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yeah my neighbor has a fire fish i know i wnat one of the regular ones or the purple do you recommend one or the other
Get the purple one as it will look spectacular under actinic lighting. This is a very sensitive fish so I would not add it until your tank is completly cycled. DP
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