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Old 03-15-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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SW Gods! Want to get together My Fish List

Ok, my tank is working on getting setup. Ive read you should decide your fish roster before you even get close so heres what i got so far.

2 either Black or Maroon Clowns
Firefish
Mandarin or Goby or Blennies those things on the bottom that kinda walk around.

Let me know what you think. PS its a 30 gal tank I know small so i gotta think small.

Along with some snails and hermits.
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Do some reading about the Mandarins. I heard it's not a good idea to get them until the tank has matured for quite some time. Some publications say at least a year.
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This is a good assortment of fish that would do fine in a 30 gallon tank.

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I think your fish list is fine, save for the "goby/blenny/mandarin". Down the road in a few months, maybe. They require a very well mature tank with lots of pods and algae to sustain their food population.
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You are going to want a stable supply of pods if you want a mandarin and if you have any other pod eating fish you could starve the mandarin since they are slow movers. Def. wait at least 6 months and I would recommend having a fuge for the pod population.
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I would not recomend a mandarin until your tank is at least a year old. They eat pretty much live food only (copepods) and you will need a mature system to support enough pods to keep them happy. The other fish will be fine. The clowns should be added at the same time and a mated pair is a good idea.

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Here is a little article from Marc I forgot about!

http://www.melevsreef.com/mandarin_care.html

GL with the tank.
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Thanks everyone. Ill keep you all posted. Looks like ill stay away from the mandarin for a while.

You guys are great.
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Update:

The tank is finally cycling. Got all the live rock and what not. Pretty excited.

So I have looked more into my list of fish.

How many fish can i have in a 30 gallon tank?

Firefish - Any type
Clowns - Mated Black Ocellaris
Either : A couple Blue/Green Chromis or A Bicolor AngelFish or a Bicolor Pseudochromis
And I absolutely LOVE Gobies! I know i have to wait a little before my tank gets going but they absolutely intrigue me. How many of those can you have in one tank?
The Catalina / Orange Strip Prawn / Hi Fin Red Banded / Tangoroa

Any ideas? Let me know. I read the article above about what to put in this kind of tank to get some ideas. What do you all think and recommend. I cant wait for the cycle to be over!
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Catalina goby is a colder water version. Nix that.

You don't have to wait for the gobies, just the mandarin (often confused with a goby).

You doing fish only, or considering a bit of reef? It'll make a dif in the lighting you choose.

You got an ammonia and nitrite test kit, I presume?? Got to to know how the cycle is going and when it's finshed.

Also, firefish are known jumpers.

Good luck!
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