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Old 12-31-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Best fish for a saltwater newbie

Hey I have a 56 gallon two column tank with plenty of live rocks and sand and I am new to the hobby and was wondering which fish would be the easiest to care for with my live rock. Any ideas?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Go for clownfish IMO
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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I was planning on getting clownfish already... Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Clowns, damsels, chromis. The damsels can be very aggressive towards others and may be impossible to remove. Just do some research before getting any fish.
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Alright! Thanks for all the quick responses! What food would be best to feed these beginner fish?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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I have 2 clowns and 2 chromis and I feed them frozen mysis and brine shrimp as well as flakes
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I alternate from mysis, brine, spirulina brine. I also have a veggie clip with sea weed.
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Thanks that pretty much answers all my questions! But as a sidenote which beginner fish is the most beautiful? And is 56 gallons a good tank size?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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I read before that 56 is a good size before buying it but would like to make sure.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
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This might be a broad answer, but they are all beautiful. The clowns are colorful and silly, the chroma are a beautiful schooling fish, and the damsels are a great fish for their colors
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