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Old 12-10-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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What order to add these fish?

I'm coming down the home-stretch of having my 75g FOWLR set-up ready for fish. I barely saw a cycle spike with all of the live rock (and a little live sand) in the tank. At 4 weeks I added a bunch of various types of snails and a few hermits, and they did an amazing job on the bit of obvious algae that had built up. The snails and crabs have been healthy and happy for over a week.

Today I'm setting up my quarantene tank, and will let that cycle for another few weeks - I think I'm just going to throw a few mollies in there.

So, the question now is, in what order do you guys recommend I add the following?

> (1) Percula Clown
> (1) Regal/Hippo Tang
> (1) Auriga/Threadfin Butterfly
> (1) Flame Angel
> (1) Black Cap Gramma
> (1) Cardinal Banggai
> (1) Golden Head Sifter Goby
> (1) Yellow Headed Jawfish

I'd also like to add (2) Cleaner Shrimp, (1) Fire Shrimp, some Peppermint Shrimp, (1) Chocolate Chip Starfish, and (2) Pencil Urchins.

Is there any reason the shrimp, starfish and urchins should wait?

Any obvious compatibility issues that I'm overlooking? The urchins maybe?
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Today I'm setting up my quarantene tank, and will let that cycle for another few weeks - I think I'm just going to throw a few mollies in there.


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Today I'm setting up my quarantene tank, and will let that cycle for another few weeks - I think I'm just going to throw a few mollies in there.


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Why are you adding mollies to your QT?
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Why are you adding mollies to your QT?
To cycle the tank before adding the fish for the show tank.
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Please try this. In a tank that small you dont have to add shrimp maybe a few flakes. Something that will decompose and start your cycle. Dont use live fish please. Read the article
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Just a newbie myself, but I think you'll want to give your tank plenty of time to mature before adding the angel or butterfly. Looking at your list, I'd probably start with the smaller ones and work my way up to the bigger ones. That also seems like it'd follow the "add the meekest fish first" rule.

No reason to wait on the shrimp in my opinion. Not sure about the starfish. And yeah... use a shrimp (no more than a 1/2) or some fish food. Not only is it nicer on the mollies, it's cheaper!
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I have a nice, raw/unseasoned shrimp, from my grocery store rotting in my QT. This will provide the ammonia to kick start my cycle. Most folks here find cycling a tank with fish very inhumane. During the cycle, they go through sewage like living conditions....oh yeah, the raw shrimp is a lot more less expensive. I also have 4 of the same shrimp cycling my 125G.
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Re: What order to add these fish?

Well since no one answered the initial question and in first to last order:

Jawfish, clownfish, goby, cardinals, gramma, angel, butterfly, tang
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Well since no one answered the initial question and in first to last order:

Jawfish, clownfish, goby, cardinals, gramma, angel, butterfly, tang
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