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Old 03-03-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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my foxface is the largest fish in my tank right now, i have 2 black clowns, 2 orange clowns, 2 bluedamsel fish and a royal gramma w inverts. he is a scaredy cat, when he comes out he is always flicking his spikes. i was thinking about adding a juvenile emperor angelfish next. do you think having another larger fish will help him come out more? or the opposite? it is a 220 gallon tank
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I may be in the minority here but I feel that tank is to small for an emperor. It's be fine for a while but full grown its to small. That's probably just me and others will probably say it's ok. Just my .02.
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220 gallons is too small? my research says at least 135 gallons, it seems to be lots of space, I'm interested to hear from others who have these fish, thanks
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No problem just seeing them in aquaria and large specimens in fish stores, anything smaller than a 10 foot tank seems unfair. But a small one would do much better in your tank than the people who usually buy them. It would be fine for some years too IMO. Just giving my opinion on large angels.
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is there a smaller fish that would do better, and would encourage my foxface? i want my fish to be happy...
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I've always seen foxface a become buddy-buddy with tangs. Just do one that isn't the same color or shape. A kole, purple, hippo, tomini. There are others just gave some options.
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What I have found brings out my shy fish are a bunch of smaller fish that swim alot. A good example are chromis. They school and are very active. My tangs have always been a bit shy, actually, VERY shy, lol but after I threw in 6 blue green chromis they come out much more. I think they call it fodder fish? I could be mistaken....its done in freshwater as well, get some active happy fish and it brings out the shy ones
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What I have found brings out my shy fish are a bunch of smaller fish that swim alot. A good example are chromis. They school and are very active. My tangs have always been a bit shy, actually, VERY shy, lol but after I threw in 6 blue green chromis they come out much more. I think they call it fodder fish? I could be mistaken....its done in freshwater as well, get some active happy fish and it brings out the shy ones
Dither fish . That completely went by me haha. I'd try that first. Great suggestion carey
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lol thanks for the correct term bribo. lol I'm such an airhead sometimes.
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i have heard conflicting things about chromis- getting 5-7 means that they will keep picking off the smallest one, getting 8 or more that is less likely to happen. thoughts?
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