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Old 10-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #81
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Blue tang will get to bug. Yellow tang would work
A blue tang can get to 12 inches and typically 75-100 gallons is a minimum (this is debatable depending on who you ask...personally I think 100 gallons to be minimum) to keep one in however these guys like to really swim so obviously a longer 100 gallon would be better than a taller.

Your biggest issue's with keeping a healthy tang are meeting feeding requirements (adults are omnivorous) as they are hefty eaters and like to graze all day, ensuring its not been exposed to parasites (this means you need to QT EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN INCLUDING THE TANG ITSELF), space requirement, and lateral line erosion. They DO react to poor water quality so that means you need a stable tank. I've never put 20 fish that were 5 inches each together so I'm not sure as to how stressed he will be. They get stressed pretty easy. Not as easy as the powder blue but that's just my experience.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #82
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If I do a nemo/ nonaggressive tank I want the fish to be really colorful any recommendations other than fox face clown tang?
How about this:

Blue tang or kole tang (I'd wait on him though and think about it)
Two snowflake, black and white, or percula clowns
swallowtail angel (gets to be 7 inches and is reef safe)
Fire hawkfish (love these guys!)
Clown goby
Leopard wrasse (maybe...depends on if you like wrasse)
Some schooling fish like chromis or cardinals (these come in different colors)


Hmmm...look up "reef safe" fish and see what you can come up with. I'm sure there are a ton!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #83
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I found a lawn mower Blenny looks like a lionfish so I might get it
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #84
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Folks - lots of good advice in the thread, but let's just make sure we keep the tone positive and leave personal attacks out of the posts. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #85
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I found a lawn mower Blenny looks like a lionfish so I might get it
Oh cool! What kind of Blenny? I've had a lion, love them but I can't have another with the fish I have now.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #86
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Oh cool! What kind of Blenny? I've had a lion, love them but I can't have another with the fish I have now.
Well..and the fact that the tank I have now is less than 1/3 of what I had before...I really need to get an engineer to come test my flooring! LOL!
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It's called a lawnmower Blenny, algae Blenny, jeweled Blenny, or jeweled rockskipper those are his common names but he kin of looks like a lionfish except not poisonous and doesn't have the really long spikes and he is not really red other than that he looks just like a lion
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Yeah. They're cool but don't look quite like a lionfish in person.
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Great fish and good at eating hair algae note the name 'lawnmower' blenny. They don't look like a lionfish at all. There are other cool blennys out there too. I had a bicolor one it wad half yellow and half black with blue eyes and crazy eyelashes. Very comical fish. If you want memo and friends this is a great choice. They are very peaceful.
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Lawn mower blenny are cool looking!! I have a starry blenny. Blennies would be great in your tank!! Very peaceful and have personalities.
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