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Old 09-09-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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260 gallon stock list questions

Im planning on getting a 260 gallom 8 foot semi aggressive tank and was wondering if my tank would be overstocked/understocked, would the fish get along, and if my clean up crew would survive

Fish:
Harlequin tusk
Porcupine puffer
Emperor angel
Hippo tang
Yellow tang
Flame angel
Coral beauty
Fairy wrasse
Zebra moray eel

Clean up crew:
Turbo snails
Large hermit crabs
Tiger conch
Cowries
Tuxedo urchin
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That would not be overstocked. I think that the Tusk and Puffer could wipe out the CUC. I added s Tusk several weeks ago and the few hermit crabs and the huge snail I had are all gone. The only fish I would be concerned about is the fairy wrasse. I have not kept them before, but they strike me as more passive/shy and I wonder if the others would bully it or just make grabbing food difficult.


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That would not be overstocked. I think that the Tusk and Puffer could wipe out the CUC. I added s Tusk several weeks ago and the few hermit crabs and the huge snail I had are all gone. The only fish I would be concerned about is the fairy wrasse. I have not kept them before, but they strike me as more passive/shy and I wonder if the others would bully it or just make grabbing food difficult.


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Are there any other smaller wrasses that would do good or other semi aggressive fish what about a picasso trigger

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I suggest looking at places like LiveAquaria.com as they will give the semi-Aggressive and Aggressive info and they have comparability charts too. There are all sorts of wrasses that would work. I'm looking at putting a Banana Wrasse in my 240g and I already have a Blonde Naso Tang, Purple Tang, Magnificent Foxface, Harlequin Tusk, Rusty Angel and Lamarks Angel. I also plan to add a large Angel (not sure which yet), probably two, and a Lyretail Hogfish. Maybe an eel.


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These guys need to be reef safe? I mean, if this isn't ever going to have any coral in them then wrasse from the coris family are semi and into the aggressive list...just aren't the most reef safe at times.
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I suggest looking at places like LiveAquaria.com as they will give the semi-Aggressive and Aggressive info and they have comparability charts too. There are all sorts of wrasses that would work. I'm looking at putting a Banana Wrasse in my 240g and I already have a Blonde Naso Tang, Purple Tang, Magnificent Foxface, Harlequin Tusk, Rusty Angel and Lamarks Angel. I also plan to add a large Angel (not sure which yet), probably two, and a Lyretail Hogfish. Maybe an eel.


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That sounds like an awesome tank im jealous and ill check it out!

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These guys need to be reef safe? I mean, if this isn't ever going to have any coral in them then wrasse from the coris family are semi and into the aggressive list...just aren't the most reef safe at times.
I won't keep any reefs will be a fowlr

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That sounds like an awesome tank im jealous and ill check it out!

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Thanks. I'm really going for all my dream fish in this tank. I have a Longnose Hawk too.

I would consider some kind of Foxface or Rabbitfish if you like the look of any. They are really cool fish


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