Originally Posted by utahcutter
Speaking of a QT tank, that is something I wanted to do since I bought the flame. He's a beautiful guy and I would hate for some foreigner to be the cause of his death. I have an extra 20 gal
. floating around. Is that big enough to QT. Also when your QT's aren't in use do you still keep them running to keep them cycled? My problem with the QT is the space issue. Most likely I will cylce it, run it while I need to and then place it in storage. Cycle it again when I need it again
The 20 gal
would make an excellent choice for a QT. The link I provided above will give you some info on the set up and it does not need to be kept running. It can be seeded via the main tank by running the sponge filter in it providing you never use meds in the QT.
What about Blenny's? Will they get along with the goby I already have. I also worry about them fighting for the same food source. Maybe I'll go with something like the clown and a firefish. Or would a royal gramma do well? Better start researching compatibility issues and quit hounding you guys
Researching as much as you can will always be a good idea but it doesn't hurt to get others opinions as well once you've got things narrowed down.
As far as the clowns go, I would not really suggest a clarkii if you want to keep things on the peaceful side. A. percs, ocellaris or skunks might make better choices and TR
is possible. Be wary when mixing species that have similar feeding habits. Blennies, gobies and dottybacks can easily fight and few species will mix well. The firefish are also known as dartfish
due to their extremely skiddish nature and do best in very peaceful set up.