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Old 01-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Help picking new livestock...

So ive got a yellow tang, and 2 percula clowns. I want to add a few more fish. I want a colorful, active, reef safe community. So suggestions and opinions would be great.

P.S. I am upgrading my 60 gallon hex to a 125 bowfront next month so I will have much more room. Various other upgrades will be made with the new tank. filtration, new skimmer, etc.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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I would wait for the upgrade before getting huge fish. I personally think purple firefish and different fairy wrasses are awesome. What are you thinking of getting?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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personally a fan of foxfaces. maybe a kole tang, plenty of gobies which would do well in there.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Yeah, I am waiting for the upgrade, but I still want a plan. Quite frankly im having the hardest time trying to figure out what the new members of the community should be.

I for sure want to get a scooter blenny just cause they are cool, and i had one before. ahhhh lol. Im scatter brained.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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I love the manderins and am saving some space for 1 once my tank is 6 months old. IMO the coolest looking reef safe fish out there.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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Pj cardinals are funky looking. I really like the coral beauty especially with a bluer light color. 6 line wrasse has some nice colors.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Any dwarf angel would be good but you new to watch with corals. Tangs, clowns, dwarf angels, copper band butterfly... If you don't do tangs you can get bat fish which are awesome.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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I was considering a flame angel, cause they are so vibrant and I enjoy their calm nature. Also, as for manderins my wife has been begging me to put one in there, but im waiting for older water.
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Needs to be a very established tank. Mant people say this fishs tank size is always bigger than what they have it in. the reason is all it does is eat pretty much 24 7. It is always kind of hard to get it to eat frozen foods unless you buy it alrdy eating it. with this fish it can at any time turb on the frozen food and starve to death. They eat pods like crazy make sure u have a lot of live rock.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:06 PM   #10
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very good advice. My lfs told me about manderins which has honestly had me on the fence about them. Pretty fish are pointless dead...lol So here is another question. I just love tangs. they are beautiful. can i put a different species in with my yellow tang? NOTE: not for my current 60 gallon, this discussion is about stocking my 125g upgrade next month.
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