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Old 06-08-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Stocking a 180 gallon tank

Look for a few ideas on fish to out into my 180 gallon tank. I have live rock and corals so must be reef compatible with them. Look for a fish that gets at least 1'

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That size tank is always good for Tangs. Maybe a Yellow, yellow eyed kole and scopus tangs.


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Yea I was thinking the powder blue tang, just don't know how many fish I should get. I'd like to keep it 12 gallons per fish just to be safe.

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You really cant go by the gallons per fish as it all depends on the fish. If they are a messy eater it would be less fish you could have because of the excessive nutrients they would put in the tank.
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did some research and found that I like the powder tang, foxface and a butterfly. I'd probably add some smaller fish and those will do it for big fish

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Butterfly in general should stay in the ocean. Many are hard to keep due to being easily stressed and they stop eating.


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That hard to keep alive huh???

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Many are, but not all. The copperband is the most well know for the difficulties I stated previously and one of the many fish that simply belong in the sea. Just research very carefully.


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Heniochus butterflies are easier to keep.
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