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Old 08-16-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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Question Will This Work?

Hey I want to do these fish in my tank; 1 Clown (Already have), 5 Chromis' (Have 1), 1 Dwarf Angel, 1 Mandarin and 3-5 Gobies. My tank is 33G. I nkow they are all compatable just wondering if it's overstocking.
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Clown - 1.2 Inches
Chromis' - 1 Inch
Gobies - 1 Inch
Dwarf Angel - 3-4 Inches
Mandarin - 2 Inches

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The mandarin wont survive long unless it eats prepared foods. The gobies will probably be agressive to one an other.

Its getting close to max at the moment. If you want you could get a goby and if it will eat prepared foods, a mandarin. You could also supplement pods but this would become quite expensive. The angel would put it over the top.
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That would be overstocked in my opinion. I wouldn't put more than the one clown, maybe 3 chromis, and one small goby in there. While the dwarf angels are normally recommended for 30g and bigger, I'm thinking it'd really rather be in a bigger tank. Also agree with AMD's comment about the mandarin - that's just one fish that should be left in the ocean.
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I definitely would not do a mandarin in a 33 gallon tank. It could not keep up with producing enough pods for the fish.
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That would be overstocked in my opinion. I wouldn't put more than the one clown, maybe 3 chromis, and one small goby in there. While the dwarf angels are normally recommended for 30g and bigger, I'm thinking it'd really rather be in a bigger tank. Also agree with AMD's comment about the mandarin - that's just one fish that should be left in the ocean.
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I definitely would not do a mandarin in a 33 gallon tank. It could not keep up with producing enough pods for the fish.
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your looking at current size of the fish.. the rule of 1 fish inch per gallon applies to a fully grown adult fish.
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your looking at current size of the fish.. the rule of 1 fish inch per gallon applies to a fully grown adult fish.
Inch per gallon should be completely obliterrated in this hobby. For SW even more so than fresh water. It's a BAD "rule" to follow and a worse one to repeat. Adult size is a very important consideration, but not for that reason.
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+1.

It's much better to research the needs of the fish one wants to keep, and examine factors such as activity level, temperament/aggression level, bioload, etc. rather to rely on oversimplified "rules" to figure it out.
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i have 5 fish in a 125.... think i dont research? lol
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Not at all what I said. I just wanted to avoid any potential confusion for the OP. I assume you aren't planning to add to the 5 fish to achieve 125" of fish in there right? The inch/G thing is too easy to remember and does too much potential harm to not call it out IMO.
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