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Old 01-04-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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I have a 125g FOWLR tank, with ~170lbs LR in the tank and wet/dry filter/sump, and ~65lbs LS. It is inhabited by 1 lawnmower blenny (eating well & getting fatter!), 1 Fridman's dottyback, 1 coral beauty, 1 yellow tang, 4 green chromis, 1 sandsifting star, and 1 brittle star, along with various snails and crabs for the clean-up crew. The largest of the fish are the yellow tang, which is about 3.5-4 inches in length and the coral beauty, which is just a little smaller than that. Every other fish, although I have seen growth, is still on the small side. I believe the tank can handle a fish or two more....any comments? I'd like fish more the size of the CB and the tang, but am stumped as to which fish to get that complement the ones I have. Any suggestions for a new fish to add to this peaceful little community?
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Are you looking for any specific color to add to your tank? How about a clown fish?
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look at a trigger!!! they are exciting fun fish to watch and have great personalities. granted they may eat some crabs but i have a niger trigger with a cleaner shrimp and it does nothing to him... give it a shot
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I just had to give away my cute little sharp-nosed pufferfish (canthigaster) because he was eating up my clean-up crew. (We nicknamed him Charlie Manson!) I want to leave open the possibility of adding a mushroom or two, and I want to keep the tank peaceful. Does that eliminate these two (the clown fish and the niger trigger?) I used to care about what color the fish were, now, I just like them to be healthy and colorful. Hopefully, they'll grow big, fat and happy in my tank.
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Mated clowns.

Doesn't every SW tank have a pair??
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if you want peaceful... look at reef safe wrasses...!!! almost all of them are evry active and have great colors.. i would suggest the McCoskers Wrasse... they are fantastic
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I think a yellow eyed Kole tang would do good.

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Thanks for all your suggestions....gonna go do some shopping!
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Well you have lots of options. I am also a fan of the kole tang as Mike suggested. It really depends on if you want to stick with reef-friendly fish and if you are looking for a "show piece" fish vs. some fill in swimmers. You have room for a few more additions. Along with the kole, I like the royal gramma, sixline wrasse, maybe a pair of perc clowns, adding to your chromis school or even some of the larger angels. Lots and lots of options.
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