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Old 09-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Need suggestions for my main show fish.

I need some help deciding on a main show fish for my tank. I want something colorful that will really stand out. I would prefer it not be yellow. I really like the scott's wrasse but not the price tag. Want something that will have a little size and not maxed out at 3 inch. My lfs suggested a purple tang that he can get small so will have time to enjoy before would get too large. Once did would take back for there large in store display tank. I'm working with a 72 bow with peaceful inhabitants.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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How about a yellow eye kole tang
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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How about a yellow eye kole tang
I like the yellow eye kole tang, but the wife doesn't think is colorful enough. She wants something with red or blue coloring. But don't know if that is possible.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Coral beauty
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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How about a flame angel? You got the red coloring with a dash of blue and liveaquaria.com says it gets to about 4" max. The site also says to add one in last when stocking the tank, and it's reef-safe with caution.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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I like both of those and almost got a flame angel but l didn't want to risk my coral.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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I really like the mata tang even thought its not that colorful. Anyone had any experience or have more suggestions.
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I know nothing about fish but one I want is a harlequin tusk
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:09 AM   #9
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Possibly a dartfish. While they are shy, one or a pair would be beautiful. IMO the purple firefish are the best of the bunch appearance wise (although they are purple and not blue and red like you wanted..oh well). The zebra barred dartfish has an interesting pattern with various colors. Just an idea
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Flame angel, in my opinion one of the most beautiful aquarium fish you can get.
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