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Old 07-29-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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great beginner fish recommendation plz!!!

hi guys, recently i have acquired a 30gal SW tank with live rocks only. the previous owner had a humu triggerfish in it and i knew it would be happier if rehomed to a bigger fish tank, which is what i did. now my tank is empty except one hermit crab and a few snails. since i'm new to the SW side of fish keeping, i would like to know what are some of the hardy fish out there that a beginner like me can try in a 30gal tank. i would prefer their diet to be flake with occasional frozen treats because i have a job that requires me to travel and i would like to put the food in the automatic feeder. i understand a variety of food is good but considering the circumstance i will have to do flakes 60-70% of the time. i will treat my fish to a feast of frozen/live shrimps periodically especially before i go on a trip. with that been said, what are some of the beginner fish that i can try?
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Clowns an gobys would do good. Serval blennys species would also work
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I have a banana wrasse also known as yellow coris wrasse and even as a canary wrasse. There are plenty of other names for it too lol. Fire gobies and azure damsel( damsel have a bad name) but i love mine... These three fish are resilient and have beautiful colors and interesting to watch. Have fun
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Defo say clown fish! Very hardy and wil definitely ear the flake
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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Defo say clown fish! Very hardy and wil definitely ear the flake
How could i forget my tank bred clown.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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I have a banana wrasse also known as yellow coris wrasse and even as a canary wrasse. There are plenty of other names for it too lol. Fire gobies and azure damsel( damsel have a bad name) but i love mine... These three fish are resilient and have beautiful colors and interesting to watch. Have fun
oh man look at the color, but don't wrasse need >100gal?
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anyone with hardy goby recommendation? i look when they munch on the sand and spit it out
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oh man look at the color, but don't wrasse need >100gal?
Liveaquaria has a 50 gallon minimum. Good luck!

My wrasse enjoys the DSB, it sleeps in it and buries itself in it. Have fun!

Many wrasse need a bigger tank... This little guy can grow up to 5 inches( iv'e read) but chances are it will be 3"(perfect) . Lol
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Neon and diamond watchman gobies are pretty hardy
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Neon and diamond watchman gobies are pretty hardy
do they eat flakes?
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