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Old 11-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Help with stocking list.

I currently have a Yellow Tang, 2 Ocillaris Clowns and 1 Green Chromis in a 75 gal.. I wanted to add the following:

Coral Beauty Angel
4 x Green Chromis
Racoon Butterfly
Hippo Tang

I have this figured as about 55" of fish. Is this too much or just right? I would drop the Chromis off if it was too much.

Please Advise. Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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The two tangs would fight. Butterfly fish are delicate, should be left in the hands of the experts (definately not me) IMO. The coral beauty may pick at coral if you have it or are planning on getting some. The chromis are fine. Try 5 pajama cardinals, a pinkspot goby, or another kind of goby, and a wasse.

The inch-per-gallon rule is widely out of date and is no longer used since factors such as the size of the fish, bioload, filtration, and size of tank (length, height, and width) are more important. Hope this helps. Welcome to AA!
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OK, scrap the hippo tang and the butterfly and put a bi-colored foxface in the mix.
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OK, how about triggerfish? I would love a trigger but they are not invert safe right? Would they be safe with only snails and a shrimp?
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Maybe a triggerfish could work depends on the kind.
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It'll eat snails too. They use the shells to keep their every growing teeth trimmed. At least I've heard advice to feed triggers snails every so often to aid with that.
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