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Old 11-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #11
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LOL! Why are Tangs so bad? They sell them at my LFS (Yellow Tangs) and they were really neat. Also, if I get only 1 Cardinal, will I be able to add another fish? Like the Flame Angelfish or the Lemonpeel Angelfish? One last thing... is it better to have 2 Clownfish? Because if it is good to have 1, then I might only get one necause I really want a variety of colors and species.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:27 PM   #12
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Two tangs in a 55gal is not a good mix. I would not consider a regal for this size of tank. You may be able to squeeze a yellow in there but it is not really recommended. A three inch yellow tang is no where near full-grown. Look into the royal gramma, some blue/green chromis, perc clowns, reef-safe wrasses, gobies...I would be careful with the dwarf angels if you want a reef. They are not considered reef safe , some can keep them in a reef with no problems, other (like myself) have not found one that will not nip at corals. Its a crap shoot.
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Ok, I see. But, I was on liveaquaria.com and made myself alist of fish I want to buy (in order):

- 2 Ocellaris Clownfish
- 1 Six Line Wrasse
- 1 Royal Gramma
- 1 Kaudern's Cardinal
- 1 Flame Angelfish
- 1 Yellow Tang
- Eventually a Green Mandarin Dragonet

Let me know if this list is OK. I am planning on buying each fish a month apart, and after I have 4 fish, it will be every 2 months. Thanks!
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Add YT and Flame last...
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:31 PM   #15
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Ok, I edited it. Are all of these fish reef compatible and compatible with each other?
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Well, as lando posted.. flame angels can nip at corals.. All fish are a community species and will get along..
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Ok cool, I am not too worried about the Angel. I am not going to be getting too many corals for awhile
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Well, I think that that is way overstocked for a 55. Also, on second thought...that 6 line and the mandarin will compete for the same food source (pods).
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Well, should I not get a 6 Line then? I am not going to be able to get the mandarin for a long time, so that doesnt worry me too much. But I should take a fish out of my list, huh? Should it be the 6 line? Or what If I get only 1 Clown? How many do you think I should have max?
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I would get:

- 2 Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish or Black Percs
- 1 Royal Gramma
- 1-2 Kaudern's Cardinals
- 1 Yellow Tang

I'm glad you've pulled the Blue. They really need at least a 6' run of tank length to really feel at ease. Anything less than that, even as a baby, would stress them out and make them more prone to ich.
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