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Old 02-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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Number of fish

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I have a 40 gallon tank with live rock , about 5 small coral and currently two small clown fish (1.5-2 Inc each) and a blue tang (2 inch).

How many fish can I have total on the tank.

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Old 02-04-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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how much live rock is in there? also if you can, id reccomend returning the blue tang. they are not meant to be kept in anything smaller than a 6 foot tank.
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You just cant pull up a number. It depends on the fish and the type of fish. Are they messy eaters? You`ll just need to post a list of what you want and let the members comment on if those fish will be OK. But there is no inces or fish rule in SW.
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About 35 lbs of live rock

Am still interested in getting
A yellow tang
A gobie
Flame angel
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you should get more rock at least 1.5-2 lbs a gallon id say. as for that list, the yelllow tang is a no because of your size, i believe angels pick at corals so maybe thats not a good choice and i think all or at least most gobies are fine
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yeah its rarely a hity for an angel fish to be able to live in a reef aquarium.
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keeping tangs in a 40 gallon is sentencing them to an early death. it's inevitable. it's a good reason to upgrade though!
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Both tangs need to be in a much bigger tank. They will not make it. They will suffer from a lower immune system hastening disease and parasite problems. Seen it many a time.
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