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Old 08-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #11
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I dont know how two 5ft Mammoth groupers will fit in my 120g...lol
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #12
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What clownfish do you have? Assuming ocellaris or percula I'd try and pair it up. You can either add a pygmy angel (your best bet) or some of my fave dwarfs for under 30g are: Eible's, Potters, Golden, and sometimes a Flame. Everyone loves a Lawnmower blenny, but I do love Smith's blenny. Ditch the mandarin as others have stated. What about some chalk bass, sunset anthias, firefish, Yashia Hase Goby/shrimp pair, or a jawfish?
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:58 AM   #13
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Well my Clown is a Black Ocellaris or Percula. Can you pair them up with a normal coloured Clownfish? That would look great. My LFS does sell Eible Angels, Coral Beauties and Flame Angels and I definately want one but as others have said my tank is to small. I'm gonna get a Cleaner Shrimp eventually and I love the yellow Watchmen Gobies. Also wanna get at least 3 Chromis' the schooling effect is something I really want. So;
1 More Clown that is orange. (If it's possible)
2 More Chromis'
1 Flame, Eible, CB.

How's that sound? I'm trying to find some nice Zoas also but I'm struggling. They're all a yuck brown colour.
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Black Percs are indeed Amphiprion ocellaris and just a color variant so they can be paired with ocellaris and even Amphiprion percula. IMO you'd be fine with an Eible's, but a pygmy angel would suit the tank best. The chromis' won't school in such a small tank and rarely do in tanks under 100g; They mainly shoal.
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Sweet. Pair of clown fish then. Should I get a definately smaller/larger to avoid fighting or will they fight regardless before they become friends/partners? Also what does 'They mainly shoal' mean?
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It means that they stick together "sometimes" Not always though. When fish school, they are always together because they are trying to defend themselves from larger fish.
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Think of schooling as synchronized swimming and shoaling as loitering together
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Ahh cool. Great description.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #19
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I havent seen this question asked but do you plan on adding corals? if so I shy away from the angel unless you go SPS, they tend to like softies, LPS's and zoas.

if you add a clown add a smaller one, if you really want ...a lot of fish per say, you might want to look at clown gobys. they come in some pretty colors and stay very small but if I had your tank id do 2 clowns, a pistol/shrimp goby pair. look up blenny's and dotybacks and goby's, and pseudochromis( however it is spelled) all these fish stay fairly small and some get along well in groups, most will get along fine with the clowns and the chromis. (id probably get rid of the chromis but thats me personally)
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im going to start a lil debate here about the mandarin..I have a 47 gal, alot of LR and I had a green mandarin who was doing well untill someone(not me) got too close to my tank with cleaning chemicles....(im still leting the anger go lol) male green mandarinwhen I got him was about and inch when he died was almost 2 and as big around as my pinky with no sign of slowing down. this where the debate starts to see if a mandaring is sustainable in this 33 gallon tank..befor I got my mandarin, I bought the live pods it was 10000.. or so the package said. dumped them in let that go for like 3 weeks then i bougt the mandarin. mind you I already had about 50 lbs of seriously nice, established LR going on 4 months. I added my mandarin and I got one of those large breeder tanks from petco..ya know the one that attaches inside the tank but keeps everything else out and you can divide it in half so the parents are seperated from the brood if need be..its like maybe a 3 gallon, long container..anyways I bought a bunch of macro and scooped up some of my LS and tossed in a few small LR pieces and basically made a mini ref. it is vented so water moves in and out of it but no fish can get into it. I placed it towards the top of my tank so it was in a fairly strong current, I figured that with the strong current that would carry pods out and wash them all around the tank and a fairly even rate. I had so many pods they looked like large algae spots on the glass(a little smaller than a dime) at night when you shine a flashlight, they just come flocking.. now with all that being said, do you think a set up similar to that would be able to sustain a mandarin in his tank given he has a good amount of LR and basically overloaded the tank with a bunch of pods before adding the mandarin...
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