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Old 08-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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New 55 gallon Fish Only

Starting up a FOWLR and I need some help stocking it. I am planing to add
1 yellow tang
5 green chromis
1 flame angel
3 pajama cardinals
1 yellow watchman

Is this too much for a 55 gallon? Or can I add more and if so what do you recommend I add to this list.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Sorry, sir.... NO yellow tang in that 55.





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if you take out the yellow tang and reduce the number of green chromises, you should be fine. Do you plan on adding invertebrates?
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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So 3 green chromis? I plan on having a CUC. Would I be able to switch the yellow tang to a blue hippo?
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No. Hippo tangs need 180 gallons or more. I think you're good. If you add everyone and can keep nitrates under control for a few months, go ahead and add another fish. If you dont plan on keeping inverts, you might be able to have another small fish.
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Ok I'll drop the tang and I'll try not to over stock the tank. Thanks.
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No problem. Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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I love the flame angel but I have to tell you ( and this is from personal experience as well) that they tend to be aggressive fish. If you want one really badly then make sure you add him last and let your other fish get use to the tank. In addition, they tend to bully smaller fish so that is something else to consider. I'm sure you've read this a 100 times on this forum alone but make sure you QT it! They are pretty pricy (at least here anyway).
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #9
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Good advise thank you. I was planing on adding all the fish at the same time. I thought if I acclimate them all in the same bucket at the same time I wouldn't have a problem. Where I live all I have is Petco so most of my corals and fish are bought online. I don't have a QT so I am going to have to risk it.
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Dont buy them all at the same time!!! It will cause a huge spike and your tank will go into a mini cycle if its bad enough!
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