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Old 07-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Need help with livestock goals

We have our first pair of clowns Nemo & Marlin. This is the livestock list my daughter and I compiled and want to know if it is possible, here is the list.

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Percula Clown 2 Have
Blue Tang (Dori) 1 Prospect
Yellow Tang 1 Prospect
Blue Yellow Hippo Tang 1 Prospect
Firefish Goby 1 Prospect
Zebra Barbed Dartfish 1 Prospect
Kauderns Cardinal 1 Prospect
Horned Blenny 1 Prospect
Nassarius Snails 5 Prospect
Super Tongan Nassarius Snails 5 Prospect
Electric Blue Hermits 3 Prospect
Halloween Hermits 3 Prospect
Anemone for Nemo & Marlin 2 Prospect

I'm not sure if the list is compatible, and not sure what type of anemone would be good and how long i have to wait to put one in the tank. The tank is 60" 120 Gal and cycled last Friday and tomorrow will make the tank 4 weeks old. For additional info on tank please see my tanks.
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You definitely don't want 3 tangs in there...Go with two that have different body types, like the blue and yellow, but they may fight for a bit.
The dartfish probably does better with more than one. I like the forktail blenny (a good mid level swimmer...with super cool eyes), or a midas blenny.
I think the Cardinal is more noctornal, the ones in the LFS don't seem to move around much, but I have read posts of folks here that see them swim quite a bit (I don't really know too much about them).
That blenny might not get along with the dartfish or the blennies I mentioned above.
How about a goby pistol shrimp combo?
CUC looks good, I have both the small and large nassis in my 55. Take a look at margiritas and ceriths as well.
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I agree that three tangs will not make it in a 75. Try a yellow tang and a yellow eyed kole tang. Different body types and colors. I agree with going with a goby. Pink spotted goby will be great.
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You definitely don't want 3 tangs in there...Go with two that have different body types, like the blue and yellow, but they may fight for a bit.
The dartfish probably does better with more than one. I like the forktail blenny (a good mid level swimmer...with super cool eyes), or a midas blenny.
I think the Cardinal is more noctornal, the ones in the LFS don't seem to move around much, but I have read posts of folks here that see them swim quite a bit (I don't really know too much about them).
That blenny might not get along with the dartfish or the blennies I mentioned above.
How about a goby pistol shrimp combo?
CUC looks good, I have both the small and large nassis in my 55. Take a look at margiritas and ceriths as well.
Thanks Roka. Nocturnal, no good we want to be able to see our friends. The tangs, How about the Blue & Yellow Hippo with the yellow, i think I can convince my daughter it's a better looking dori (I hope). I'll look into the the forktail and midas Gobies and show the boss your other recommendations.
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I agree that three tangs will not make it in a 75. Try a yellow tang and a yellow eyed kole tang. Different body types and colors. I agree with going with a goby. Pink spotted goby will be great.
Mike the tank is a 120 not a 75. Aren't the yellow eyed kole and yellow tang similar in shape? I like the look of the yellow eyed kole and I know for a fact my daughter likes the pink spotted goby. Thanks for the help.
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Not to hijack the thread or anything, but since your all talking about goby's.. whats the name of the goby that is pretty much a sand sifter? It borrows in the sand and uses its mouth to do it.. something like that. I've seen one of those gobys in action in a Sw tank before and they are pretty darn awesome. They make little holes in the sand. I think you should get one of those, whatever their names are.
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My substrate is semi coarse aragonite/oolite and do not know if they would like it.
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whats the name of the goby that is pretty much a sand sifter?
A bullet goby. All this fish does is sift sand.
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We have our first pair of clowns Nemo & Marlin. This is the livestock list my daughter and I compiled and want to know if it is possible, here is the list.

Specimen QTY Status

Percula Clown 2 Have
Blue Tang (Dori) 1 Prospect
Yellow Tang 1 Prospect
Blue Yellow Hippo Tang 1 Prospect
Firefish Goby 1 Prospect
Zebra Barbed Dartfish 1 Prospect
Kauderns Cardinal 1 Prospect
Horned Blenny 1 Prospect
Nassarius Snails 5 Prospect
Super Tongan Nassarius Snails 5 Prospect
Electric Blue Hermits 3 Prospect
Halloween Hermits 3 Prospect
Anemone for Nemo & Marlin 2 Prospect

I'm not sure if the list is compatible, and not sure what type of anemone would be good and how long i have to wait to put one in the tank. The tank is 60" 120 Gal and cycled last Friday and tomorrow will make the tank 4 weeks old. For additional info on tank please see my tanks.
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Thanks woody, I'll check it out.
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