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Old 07-04-2015, 01:53 AM   #1
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Tank mates for a six line

I have a six line in a 10g for now but I'm upgrading to a 55g here in the upcoming months an really have no idea on what to stock. It's has to be reef safe an be able to handle the six line
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When you get the 55 gallon, you could do a few more fish actually. A possible 55 gallon stock would be:

- 2 ocellaris clownfish (introduce last)
- 1 six line wrasse
- 1 royal gramma basslet
- 1 yellow clown goby
- 1 watchman goby and pistol shrimp pair
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When you get the 55 gallon, you could do a few more fish actually. A possible 55 gallon stock would be:



- 2 ocellaris clownfish (introduce last)

- 1 six line wrasse

- 1 royal gramma basslet

- 1 yellow clown goby

- 1 watchman goby and pistol shrimp pair

That's a good idea to add clowns last. I'm thinking of adding something bigger such as a dwarf angel an the such.

I'm a bit worried in adding things such as gramma as I'm afraid the six line an them will fight
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until you move into the 55g I wouldn't add any tank mates ,
live aquara has one of the best compatibility charts

I wouldn't add a royal grammar with a wrasse they'll tear each other up bass and wrasse not a good combo look into a dotty back
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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Tank mates for a six line

Oh no, you miss understood me. I'm only talking about future plans. I would never add any more fish into my 10g with it, only coral.

I though that was the case with the gramma an the wrasse though.

Would a pair of cardinals be good tank mates for the little demon or would he fight them also?
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The wrasse should actually be the last one added to the tank as it will likely end up being the most territorial (the entire tank) and aggressive.
So far mine has killed any fish I have added that was not considerably larger or already established in the tank first.
The latest victim was a royal gramma that was easily almost twice the size of the wrasse.
They go for the stealthy ninja moves and then strike with a flurry of as many blows as they can get in. They also don't waste time targeting worthless stuff like fins, they go straight for the soft sides and belly.


I now regret getting a six line wrasse.
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Dang, what al have you tried adding to the tank?
I'll keep some dry rock on hand to mess up the scale when I add livestock. My throw him off
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What about a dwarf angel?
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When it is a 55 one would work. I'd give my coral beauty to just about anyone after it went postal on SPS and clam...model citizen atm, but still.
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Dang, what al have you tried adding to the tank?
I'll keep some dry rock on hand to mess up the scale when I add livestock. My throw him off
Two royal grammas, a yellow clown goby and a firefish.

One thing to keep in mind when stocking, fish MAY and often do change from a little angel into a holy terror as they get bigger.
Territoriality and aggression is all about who is the biggest and toughest.
So while my wrasse was a cute little guy when only a couple inches, now that he is double that size, he "tolerates" the fish that were in the tank before him and kills and harasses anything new, unless like my powder brown tang, the size difference is huge.
I do have a yellow coris wrasse that was added after the six-line. That is the only one he hasn't killed, but I fear that is only because he wants to keep it around to torment it because he does many times a day.

Maybe I just got the Hannibal Lechter of wrasses and yours will be fine.




oh, and rearranging the rockwork hasn't helped one bit with this guy.
as I said, according to him the ENTIRE tank and ALL the rocks are his...LOL
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