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Old 06-01-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Marine fish chart by size and compatibility?

I have a 37g tank that is waiting for my first two clownfish that are now two weeks into their quarantine cycle. I would like to add 1-2 more fish max in this tank, but I'm having a problem identifying fish that I won't have to necessarily get rid of in the future when they outgrow the tank. I've been looking at some dwarf angels. I can find "compatiblity" charts all over the place, but what I would really like to see is a chart of common fish along with their maximum size. Is there anyplace I can look that categorizes typical marine fish by size first, then breed?
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Old 06-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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Hey!

I am a fellow 37 galloner myself so I am going to hang out and see what people say!

I am looking to put 2 percs, 1 dwarf angel, (probibly flame angel.) and a Yellow Watchman Goby.

I am considering another small fish...maybe a neon goby. I dont want to overstock my tank but I am getting good surface agrigation, (is that the word?) and I will be running a carbon canister pump, so who knows...
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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Ohhh, i hope you put some coral, LR, etc, in. I would love to see some pics!
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be aware some dwarf angels find certin corals tasty. Its not a guarinteed thing. For example I have a flame and a coral beauty and neither bother my corals but I have a friend who had a flame that just about consumed one of his corals and he has to dispose of the flame.

Most dwarf angels will only get to a size of 3"-4" I have seen yellow gobies upward to 4-5" in size.
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hey fishfreek do your flame angel and coral beauty get along in the same tank or are they in different tanks????????
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Different tanks. One is in a 80 gal and one is in a 75.
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Marine Fishes
by scott michael

is a great book that catgorizes fish by family such as angels, butterflys, ect..
its got like 500 or more fish in it

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I'll definately check that out. Is there a chart in that book that categorizes fish by size across all families? I wouldn't necessarily know what all of the families are (I'm a real newbie here)...but I do know that I'd like to focus on only small fish...so having a table that lists fish in size categories (e.g., < 5" fully grown) plus compatibility would be awesome.

I'd rather not leaf through descriptions of 500 different fish trying to find the ones that are 1) small and 2) compatible with each other.
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no theres no chart like that sorry, but it is a handy book
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I'd rather not leaf through descriptions of 500 different fish trying to find the ones that are 1) small and 2) compatible with each other.
Why not? Thats half the fun of this hobby! The knowledge you gain!
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