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Old 09-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #21
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Agreed, right after cycling yoru tank is not the time to add too many fish at once. Like if you wanted a pair of clowns I would say go for it but otherwise one fish or maybe two at a time. Kinda depends on the fish too. And after that you should wait a week or two before adding again, just enough time to let the bacteria catch up to your bioload.

Are you considering a quarantine tank? Would be a wise investment. I;ve been qt'ing my fish since I had an unknown outbreak that wiped out 6 fish in less than a week. Just something to think about. A 10g tank and some sort of filter is all you really need for it, oh, and a heater.
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Agreed, right after cycling yoru tank is not the time to add too many fish at once. Like if you wanted a pair of clowns I would say go for it but otherwise one fish or maybe two at a time. Kinda depends on the fish too. And after that you should wait a week or two before adding again, just enough time to let the bacteria catch up to your bioload.

Are you considering a quarantine tank? Would be a wise investment. I;ve been qt'ing my fish since I had an unknown outbreak that wiped out 6 fish in less than a week. Just something to think about. A 10g tank and some sort of filter is all you really need for it, oh, and a heater.
Yeah i definitely want a quarantine tank before I purchase any fish
Sorry about your loss!
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #23
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Yeah i definitely want a quarantine tank before I purchase any fish
Sorry about your loss!
Good move, it is also good if you have a fish that is being picked on, or is sick. I plan on getting one when I upgrade one of my SW tanks.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #24
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Good move, it is also good if you have a fish that is being picked on, or is sick. I plan on getting one when I upgrade one of my SW tanks.
with all the start up costs i would like as few casualties as possible!
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with all the start up costs i would like as few casualties as possible!
Definitely, it is always a bummer to lose a fish. It is horrible when you introduce a fish and it wipes out your whole tank.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:41 PM   #26
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so i know i'm in the fowlr section, but i've still been doing research and thinking about doing reef. liveaquaria says minimum tank size for a maroon clown is 30 gal, but i heard they can be pretty generous. if a maroon was the only fish in the tank what would you say the min size should be?
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id personally stick with 30 at a minimum MAYBE 25. they get 5-6 inches long so they are relatively big. mine is roughly 5" and although none of my triggers or tangs pick on him, he doesnt show any outward aggression.
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My maroon is 5" and he uses the whole 75g tank, so the minimum IMO would really be something like a 40g breeder. Liveaquaria sometimes has minimums that are too small and then sometimes they have some that are too big. I wouldn't rely solely on it.
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thanks guys.

also the maroon on liveaquaria is marked as semi aggressive, but the yellow stripe maroon is marked as aggressive. are they really that different?
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I don't see my MaY clown as aggresive, more like peaceful. . . But then again he is in with 2 triggers and a black volitan lion lol
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