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Old 05-09-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Is this to much?

Is this to much..? Long nose hawk 2in, yellow tang 3in, hippo tang 1.5in, orangefin tang 3in, saddleback butterfly 4in, nemo 1in, marine betta 1in, 3 small chromis, cleaner wrasse, lawn mower Blenny, scooter Blenny, 2 fire fish, engineer goby 3in, cowfish 1in, mardarin goby small. Is this 2 much..? Had it for about a week everything looks good everyone gets along..
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How can anyone answer this without at least knowing how big the tank is?
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It's a 125g
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4 or 6 ft?
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6ft tank..
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Yes drop the orange shoulder tang. I'd drop one more big fish too. The hippo IMO will need a bigger tank eventually as well
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Is this to much?

Oh whoops orange fin tang not shoulder. What's that a tomini? I'd still drop one of the bigger fish. Just noticed 2 dragonets. You're gonna run out of pods very quickly I'd get rid of one of them too
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Is this to much..? Long nose hawk 2in, yellow tang 3in, hippo tang 1.5in, orangefin tang 3in, saddleback butterfly 4in, nemo 1in, marine betta 1in, 3 small chromis, cleaner wrasse, lawn mower Blenny, scooter Blenny, 2 fire fish, engineer goby 3in, cowfish 1in, mardarin goby small. Is this 2 much..? Had it for about a week everything looks good everyone gets along..

Are you saying you just set this tank up a week ago, or just finished cycling it a week ago? Now you've thrown a huge amount of fish in there all at once?
The hippo tang is too big for this tank. And if I counted correctly you have 18 fish, many that will get big. I believe you're WAYYYY overstocked. The Mandarin needs a well established tank as well. 6 months to grow the pods and that's without the competition.

The cowfish will get to be a pooping machine. They are recommended for experienced people. The hawk fish may eat the chromis if they are small enough.

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I think its way over stocked, BUT I have 18 fish in a 120, however, only two will get over 6" full grown, the rest all under 4"
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I'll get rid of the hippo tang but I have this tank over a year I just started to add more fish to it like the cow, betta, saddle back and orangefin .. The pass week.. They been in there for just a week together.. I'll get rid of the orangefin also.. But none of them are fully grown and I was planning on getting a bigger tank at the end of the year.. Maybe a 210 or bigger.. So y'all think I could get rid of 2 of the fish that will get bigger and be good..?
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Plus one of the dragonets and it'd definitely be manageable
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Its just the tangs and cowfish that get so big, but if you are definitely going to upgrade, then see how it plays out. I had a 40 gallon late last summer and someone gave me a purple tang, the size of a half dollar and he was perfectly happy. I only kept him because i knew 100% that I was getting a bigger tank in a few months.
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I gotta keep the cow fish lol my fiancť loves him.. But I can get rid the orange fin, a firefish, and the saddleback.. How does that sound..? Leaving me with 3 big fish.. And the fish I have are no where near their full size.. I love my hippo so might keep him until I get my bigger tank..
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And ill do the scooter Blenny .. I'll put the firefish and Blenny in my 30.. I already have a small watchmen, small maroon clown and a small tobacco basslet in my 30g.. Would that be to much..?
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The small fish I wouldnt even worry about. I would just get rid of two tangs then
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From what I've heard, cowfish are very difficult to keep, and they release toxins.... But I hope it works out for you they are stunning fish. Also, the hippo does grow to over a foot big so, of the tangs, I would keep the yellow and "orange fin" tomini. Kole tangs are nice too! 😀
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