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Old 08-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Picking 1st fish.

So I think I'll be adding my 1st fish this weekend and I'm not really sure what I want & I'd like your input. The fish must be a easy non aggressive reef safe fish , my wife and daughter both are screaming nemo, nemo, nemo!! LoL so a clown is a possible candidate.

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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So I think I'll be adding my 1st fish this weekend and I'm not really sure what I want & I'd like your input. The fish must be a easy non aggressive reef safe fish , my wife and daughter both are screaming nemo, nemo, nemo!! LoL so a clown is a possible candidate.

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I would say a damsel; the blue yellow tail damsels are nice and pretty rugged.
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i suggest a clown fish very fun to watch colorfull reef safe. they were my first fish a few weeks ago a pair of perculas, and the black ones are even cooler and they evne recognize me when i go to the glass. what size tank is it?
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i suggest a clown fish very fun to watch colorfull reef safe. they were my first fish a few weeks ago a pair of perculas, and the black ones are even cooler and they evne recognize me when i go to the glass. what size tank is it?
+1 My first fish as well. The wife made me go with the standard but I wanted black. (we all know who wins those battles). Also, the Damsels can be aggressive to other fish from what I have been told and what I have read. I would shy away from them. The clowns are a durable as the damsels to boot.
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It's a 55 corner with lots of rock. I really think a pair of clowns might be the ticket. Can you mix them like a perula & picasso or does it need to be a matching set?
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I am no expert but from what I have read here the short answer is yes. The long answer is it has to be the right species. Not all mix well.
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I would do a pair of clowns. Hardy and entertaining. I would steer clear of other damsels. Very territorial, especially when they're the first fish. Mine are a pain in the arse.
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im not sure iv heard you can but it depends on the clowns iv heeard.
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I think clowns would be an excellent choice! And yes you can mix them withing reason. I would stick to oscellaris to avoid any issues though. For instance dont get a maroon one and a regular nemo, the maroon are known to be super more aggressive than regular ones.

Might I suggest you not get a real expensive first fish? The picassos and snowflakes are awful pricey and if anything happened you would be out some serious cash. Just a thought.

The other fish mentioned would also be good, i had a royal gramma and loved her, she was very friendly.
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