background:first marine tank, cycled 1 month, 20 lbs cured lr
in 20 gallon long, equipment from petsmart/amazon, t8 lighting with petsmart hood(1 bulb, need suggestions to replace it with a good t5)
I added 10 crabs/snails with 1 randals goby and tiger pistol shrimp last week, goby died in 2 days, it was a baby and im guessing it was due to poor acclimation
yesteday I bought a osc clownfish, maybe 2 inches its pretty small but i wanted a bigger one so it will survive easier, im not sure how its doing to be honest. I acclimated it for 45 minutes using the water replacement method every 10 minutes, not the drip method. When I nett'd him in, he kept pecking my rocks and bouncing off the walls scaring me
after a while he calmed down, but i noticed his mouth was white and wouldnt close, i cant for the life of me remember if he was like that before i bought him, but i think he either is sick or cut his mouth on the rocks, but he pecked the rock hard enough for crumbs to fly off a few times (he has completely stopped pecking so maybe he DID cut it
so he wont eat the pellets i feed, im going to buy some brine shrimp on the way home from work.
now for the reason for the topic, i want some stocking suggestions
the only thing i know for sure right now is i want a partner for my shrimp, so probably some type of goby, maybe the yellow watchman. Where I am not sure is if i should get another clownfish or a blenny or both
if i can get away with both i would love that, but if i can only get one is where im in a dilemma, also im completely open to suggestions. I noticed some coral growing on my rock which made me want to buy a better light, but prior to this i did not care for coral. The coral i have looks like a zooanthid, it is flower like and retreats into the rock, but is pretty transparent and at a bad angle to receive light.