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Old 10-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Schooling Fish

Hi. Quick question. I was wondering if pilot fish would be a good schooling fish for my 75g reef build.
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They get really big, so 75g would not work. Liveaquaria suggests 300 gallon minimum.
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I think even bigger than 300. They can get almost 3' long I belie. I would actually say like 1000 gallon min lol so absolutely not,
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I think even bigger than 300. They can get almost 3' long I belie. I would actually say like 1000 gallon min lol so absolutely not,
Oh wow ok. Do you have a recommendation on a schooling fish?
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Cardinals are probably your best bet, although most folks wouldn't call them active swimmers, they do tend to hang out together. Chromis are another choice.
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I have a school of canary wrasses.
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A school of anthias would be pretty.
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I dream of a 300 gallon tank with a school of at least a dozen anthias. In the meantime, I have 5 pajama cardinals, which school decently. I believe the blue eyed ones school a little better. Limited options for schooling fish in smaller tanks.
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I dream of a 300 gallon tank with a school of at least a dozen anthias. In the meantime, I have 5 pajama cardinals, which school decently. I believe the blue eyed ones school a little better. Limited options for schooling fish in smaller tanks.
Thank you guys go much! I will definitely be looking into all these fish! Hopefully I will be getting my tank tomorrow, can't wait to cycle and get some in!
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Btw, I think 75 is pushing it for a single anthias. A small school should have about twice that.
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