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Old 01-23-2005, 02:44 PM   #11
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What type of blenny? One thing to consider is size. If the new fish you are adding are smaller I think it increases the chances of being picked on. If the blenny is at least as big or bigger I do not think it would be a problem.
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:06 PM   #12
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I dont know what blenny yet. Am I right in waiting to add a tang (not decided yet) untill I have all the other fish I want in the tank? Thanks
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:42 PM   #13
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My clowns have never picked on blennies or gobies. However, the damsels do.
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Old 01-23-2005, 04:56 PM   #14
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ok. I think i will rethink the whole thing.
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Old 01-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #15
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Are you planning on reef critters as well? Everytime I go to the fish store I sigh and pass the tangs by. They are so prone to ich that unless you have the extra tank for a proper QT.......

Anyhow, can't treat a reef tank for an ick outbreak easily. Reef critters are too sensitive to the effective meds.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:41 PM   #16
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I have a 10 gallon QT. My neighbor has a 40 gallon QT and if I get a tang he will QT it for me.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:18 PM   #17
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IME, tangs are only a problem when not properly qt or placed in a stressful environment. I would agree that pacific blue (dori) and some are more prone to ick though. My Orange shoulder and Yellow tang have not had a problem even when others did have ick.

If planning on a tang or angels I would highly recommend getting a cleaner shrimp or two established in the tank. I know they are not a cure for ick, but as a prevention method I think they are awesome.

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Old 01-23-2005, 07:28 PM   #18
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Sorry. I frogot to tell you what i allrady have. I have 3 red hermits, 10 blue leg hermits, 3 turbo snails, 2 pepperment shrimp, and a few hitchhiker crabs and snails. Would this change anything? Sorry I frogot
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No, actually a good start toward your cleanup crew. Easliy could triple the hermits and snails. Rule of thumb for snails and hermits is 1/gallon. I go with 1/2 that.
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So if my tank was 50 gallons i should have 25 crabs and 25 snails or is it 50 crabs and 50 snails?
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