Originally Posted by underthesealover
Wow thanks a lot! I will definitely check out now the website you mentioned. You were right about the prices, what I don't like in reefs2go is I had to do separate research to know more information about their products. I want to have dwarf zebra lion fish and angel fish, goby, Royal Gramma Basslet Fish, puffer and of course clown fish :-d. For corals I am eyeing Saltwater Bubble Tip Anemone, Candy Apple Zoanthids Coral , Green Star Polyps Coral and Green Bubble Tip Anemone. I want to have a red starfish too and some crab and snail. I know it might be too much but can't a lady dream? lol and those were just list for selection so do you think those will get along together???
As much as I'd like to have a bunch of random fish in my tank, I'd be left with one after that one ate all the others. Unfortunately you shouldn't get most of those fish. The lion fish, even though dwarf, is rated for a min. size tank of 50 gallons. Plus they eat anything that fits in their mouths, and their mouths are larger than you think. Also they are messy eaters and that leftover food contributes to nitrates. All negatives sadly. I think puffers can nip at certain coral and will def. eat inverts like the snails and crabs. Look at the compatibility charts on liveaquaria to see what will get along.
Angel fish get HUGE (1ft+) and dwarf angelfish are usually known to eat corals, rarely have I seen them not eventually taking a liking to coral. Goby and royal gramma is fine. However, royal grammas can be a little territorial and I've heard they hide a lot anyway.
How about one clownfish, a firefish(I love the purple instead of the red), and a couple nano gobies would work. Maybe a small wrasse too. That's pretty much all the fish you should add. Inverts: cleaner shrimp are awesome! Great CUC (clean up crew) members and if you put your hand in they'll try to clean it!
Trust me, I have changed my stock list hundreds of times (exaggerating, but it feels like this)! Almost all the time, even though the LFS
will have 50 types of different fish, I can't get one of them, b/c none of them will be peaceful and reef safe. I wish all fish got along, but they don't and in a small reef tank, you'll find you can't have a lot of fish that get large, but you can go crazy with many different types of corals!
Zoas and mushrooms are hardy and good corals for beginners