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Old 08-28-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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some of the best sw starting animals?

im just curious if i ever get around to setting up a sw tank, what fish makes a great beginner fish?
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Clownfish are a great beginner fish. So are Damsels, but they are a tad agressive as well.
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Blue/Green Cromis are as basic as it can get.
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Yep, those 2 mentioned are good starters and very hardy in most cases. Stay away from damsels, IMO.
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I agree, damsels are very hardy, but tend to get more agressive as the get older.
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Really we need to know what size and type tank to give you a good answer. Do you have any ideas what your plans might be.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:35 PM   #7
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i meant easy fish in general, but i have a 55gal and a 20 gal although i dont think it'll be long before we get a 75g or 125g.

this is gonna take some time, even if i do get the tank now, but i'd like to put some not incredibly expensive coral and LR. i do have my doubts on coral if im going to have to buy an abnormally expensive light system.

but some simple fish when i get around to it, eventually maybe a regal blue tang, yellow tang, (and is it juvinile angel fish that are incredibly beautiful, but grow out of it?)

im sure a clown fish too, every beginer has one right?

then maybe some emerald crabs or pistol shrimp
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Here are some that liveaquaria.com considers fish for beginners:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=1926
I'm not sure how they determine that these are for beginners but those are their recommendations.
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this is gonna take some time, even if i do get the tank now, but i'd like to put some not incredibly expensive coral and LR. i do have my doubts on coral if im going to have to buy an abnormally expensive light system.
I'm not a "reefer" so i can't really tell you much about corals, other than some can take less light than others. If you are looking to save some costs, a mixture of base rock and LR will save you a pretty penny.
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My preference is the yellow stripe maroon one, but they tend to be agressive.
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I like the pistol shrimp/goby combo. Here are some that possibly will have a relationshp:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=1852
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ive checked out liveaquaria, thanks.

sw fish arent really that hard if you know how to take care of fw fish, i know you need a hydrometer, and a protein skimmer. right?
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A refractometer is a better tool instead of the hydro. Skimmer, depends on if you want reef or not.
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