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Old 12-30-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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New Tank Compatibility with Future Fish

So I got all my tank specs fixed up, and now i'm ready to plan on which fish are goin in my aquarium. I have a 30 gal tank which I will later place in anemones and corals. For now, I want to know if my fish and invert selection is a smart choice. Also, if I could get more fish, or downsize my list.

Fish:
2 Ocellaris Clowns
1 Longnose Hawkfish
1 Spotted Mandrin
1 Royal Gramma Basselet
2 Firefish

Crawler Inverts:
1 Emarald Crab
1 Coral Banded Shrimp
2 Scarlet Skunk (Cleaner) Shrimp
1 Peppermint Shrimp
1 Turbo Snail

Inverts:
1 Saddle Anemone
Various Corals to be determined

Now remember I dont have to get every one of these, just tell me how many should go, or which ones are not compatable with anything else.
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A couple of problems. The Longnose Hawkfish may end up eating your crabs and shrimp once it gets bigger. If you want inverts, I would leave that one out.
Also, a 30 gallon is too small for a mandrin IMO and the firefish can be territorial. You may have a problem with 2, but then again you may not. Coin flip there.
Other than that, sounds nice.
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:12 AM   #3
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alright thanx, ill do that. And dont worry bout the firefish, my LFS only sells them in mated pairs (i dont no why though).

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Old 12-31-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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I must agree with qshark (our newest advisor ). Skip the hawkfih or your inverts may become lunch. I would not do a mandarin either. They have a highly specific diet of various live pods that dwell in LR and LS. The amount of LR you can get in a 30 gal would not be near enugh to support a pod population large enough to sustain a mandarin. Otherwise, the list looks good. I love my royal gramma. If you only get one firefish and skip the hawk and mandarin, you might even be able to sqeeze in a dwarf angel instead. (although not 100% reef safe)
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I have a 30 with 2 ocellaris and 1 royal gramma. Lots of turbos, a couple emerald crabs, a shrimp, and a brittle star. Everyone is happy and has room to frolic. Have you considered a smaller goby perhaps?
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I'll see if my lfs has them, and ill work on getting into a dwarf angel now

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Make sure if you get a dwarf that it is juvenile, most dwarf angels still get pretty big compared to your gobies and clowns. 4-5" compared to a max of around 3.5" for everything else you have listed.
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Actually, I dont know if its a juvenile, it might be an adult... Would you know an online store that would sell some? If it does turn out to be a juvenile, I'll let ya know.

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What species of angel, Trent?
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Check out the link below for dwarf angels.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...16&TopCatId=16

I am thinking of a flame angel for myself. HTH
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