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Old 06-24-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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My tank is ready

Okay all, my tank is ready for more stocking. As you can see from my profile, I have the 2 requisite clowns, a peppermint shrimp to take care of a couple of small unwanted anemones, and some various snails and hermits.

My request is this, if this were your ideal tank that will eventually move to a reef setup, what would you stock in it.

I know, I am being lazy, but I thought I'd ask. If it doesn't work, then hey I tried.

I'd like to take advantage of the added colors that SW fish have over FW.

In other words, I'd like a tank that has some colorful active fish. I'm staying away from damsels b/c I understand they like to take over a tank.

Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations.

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Old 06-24-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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i know that tangs are pretty colorful. also, if you have a good pet shop to look at, then you should be able to find just about any color tang that you can imagine. i personally don't have any, but i have seen it suggested before. i also happen to think that angelfish look pretty neat, but i'm not sure how they act with other fish. if you're looking for strictly colorful fish, i would try a tang or two.

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I see that u have a maroon and a perc clown. They won't get along too well when they reach their adulthood, i don't think. Other than that, what ur having now is fine.

Ur tank is suitable for alot of fish! Tangs are what i like the most. Very active and colorful, such as regal, yellow, achilles, purple, mimic, etc. If u search them on online stores, ones that are suitable for 75G will be fine in ur 55G. Dwarf angels are good for a 55G too. Only one can be keep in ur tank. They are peaceful toward other peaceful fish. Coloration is awesome, making them a great choice but some individuals will eat/nip corals. It's a 50% chance that a dwarf angel will not be reef safe, so IMO, i wouldn't take that chance since i like my corals

Some other fish that u might like:

Royal gramma
Sixline wrasse
Diamond goby
Clown goby

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