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Old 06-18-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hello all!

I am pretty new to the hobby and have been reading these posts non-stop since I started. I have learned so much from you all.

I have set up my 55 gal. and it has finished cycling. I am in the process of setting up my quarintine tank so I can get some new fish in my tank. I have some damsels in there right now (curiosity of bad advice from the LFS) but they all survived and are doing great. They are Blue Chromis Damsels and I have read that they are not too aggressive.

I was wondering if you all had any suggestion as to which fish I should add to my tank. I am looking for species that are know for having a lot of personality and maybe some nocturnal fish.
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Old 06-18-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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i have a little neon goby in my tank that is really cool. he will stay really small but he has a little pot belly cause every time i feed the tank he is the first to the top to make sure he gets plenty to eat. he is my favorite.
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Old 06-18-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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I've heard that Lawnmower Blenny's have a lot of personality. If it wasnt for my eel, i would definately have one.
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as far as personality i second the blenney they are great more agressive but boy what a ham is the spotted hawk
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Scooter Blennies stay small, are adoreable and very active. Another consideration would be a yellow headed jawfish, very entertaining as they build structures daily. They also stay pretty small.
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Old 06-18-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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I agree with all the posters above, the most personality fish, IMO are...
1) Lawnmower and Redlipped blennies
2) Pufferfish (of any kind, but I'm partial to dog faced puffers)
3) Flame hawks and falco hawks and longnose hawks
4) Scooter blennies

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Lawnmower blennies are awesome. I've had two and they both have had great personalities. They are also very peaceful fish.
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2) Pufferfish (of any kind, but I'm partial to dog faced puffers)
Puffers definitely have a great personality except the ravaging hunger part. They are always hungry and will eat anything(including human flesh, watch your fingers!).

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LOL, quit sticking them in peanutbutter before you put them in the tank and you won't have that problem
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well.. i don't think many people would recommend cowfishes.. because of the toxin that they can release.. i have a longhorn cowfish and a helmet cow.. they both have great personality.. i think the hardest part to keeping one is the acclimation part.. after that it is fairly easy.. i love the helmet cow.. he grows up to about six inches so i'm pretty sure i can stay in a 55g tank..
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