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Old 08-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Best blue fish for 55 gal fowlr?

Okay I was wondering what kind of blue fish would go with my tank. I have 2 clownfish, 1 fire fish and 1 yellow tang. I want a blue fish to add to the tank so it could give a different colour then orange and yellow. It must be peaceful and compatible with my fish.

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I would suggest some type of angel like a bicolor, maybe a school of blue chromis? There are not a ton of blue fish.... So that options are kinda limited :/
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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I knw that's why it's hard for me to chose but thx for your help I may d the blue chromis in a school of 3 but I forget how big they get and are they aggressive?
And how much should I get because I also want to get a six line wrasse to finish my stocking
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Some people dont like chromis but i like them... They are usually very peaceful. I have a chalk bass in my tank and he is super blue
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Wouldn't an angel outgrow the tank? I have a 56 gallon and got rid of my coral beauty because I'd heard it wasn't enough room and they wouldn't fair well. The bicolor is an awesome fish! I've had one before and had no issues. It was probably one of the best fish I've had but I had it in a bigger tank. I would love to put one in my tank now if it's not to small!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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Ok...just looked up blue chromis and they look cool!!! How many should you get? It said they are schooling fish and do better in groups as solitary chromis don't do well. I like that they can be kept with corals and are peaceful. Are they territorial like damsels? Sorry for the questions!
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I would say a neon goby. Blue spotted jawfish are pretty but need cold water.
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Lol nikki a coral beauty would love to have a 50 gallon tank, they only need 30 gallons like most dwarf angels. And chromis would do best in a 5+ school. They are not even close to damsels... Lol much nicer
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I have a coral beauty in my 55 reef and he loves his life. The problem with additions at this point is that having a large fish in there, the yellow tang, will end up causing large amounts of waste that a tank of that size can't handle. This along with a yellow tang needing a ton of room will end up leading to its demise (if it is the only one) due to spikes in ammonia. Sorry to rain on the parade here...

But in the topic of a blue fish for your future, I would recommend a chalk bass. Really fast and cool fish, one of my favorites.
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I have a coral beauty in my 55 reef and he loves his life. The problem with additions at this point is that having a large fish in there, the yellow tang, will end up causing large amounts of waste that a tank of that size can't handle. This along with a yellow tang needing a ton of room will end up leading to its demise (if it is the only one) due to spikes in ammonia. Sorry to rain on the parade here...

But in the topic of a blue fish for your future, I would recommend a chalk bass. Really fast and cool fish, one of my favorites.
Yaa the yellow tang is definitly a huge problem, and im happy you said that. Honestly, i was just relieved when i realized the OP didnt consider blue tang for her "blue" fish. Lol

I agree with the chalk bass comment!!!
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