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Old 11-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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My current 50gal FOWLR

Currently I have the following in the tank:

- 1 Pair of Clowns
- 1 One Spot Foxface
- 1 Coral Beauty

Below is a picture of all but the (Coral Beauty). The Coral beauty was just added this week and is a bit shy still


Our plan is to add 2 more fish and that is it..

- 1 Valentini Puffer (or similar)
- 1 Unknown
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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You may be nearing the comfortable limit. Clowns get territorial and the foxface will get bigger. Plan on the fish growing and then evaluate if there is enough space. The coral beauty will stay shy. That's their nature. I had one a couple years back.

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Old 11-20-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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I think a watchman goby would be a good addition. Maybe a pink spotted goby.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!!

unfortunately our Coral beauty died after a week.. Parameters are fine and the 3 others are fine as well. I have a feeling it just stressed itself out too much. I would like a blue-purple color fish in the tank. I will not add anything else until Christmas time..

Ideas on a good replacement for the Coral beauty? I will check out the Goby as well, Saw some at the LFS just cannot remember which variation
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I would say try another coral beauty. They are one of the hardiest dwarf angels you can get.


Is there any type of background on the tank?
I assume the pic is looking through the tank from the end.
It looks kinda stark and often folks don't consider how much stress a wide open setup can induce.
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:43 PM   #6
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here is a front shot:
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:40 PM   #7
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Yeah, IMO you could use a bit more rockwork in there to provide more cover and hiding places. Then the more shy fish will be more outgoing if they feel they have safe places to retreat into.
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Thanks I might do just that.. It is on my list..

any recommendations on good aquarium gloves to use? I would prefer to not be stung by the rabbitfish
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GLOVES!!???
We don't need no stinking gloves!


I have never used gloves before and the only thing that ever happened was I got stung by a lionfish, cut open by a tang, poisoned by a saltwater catfish, stung by a carpet anemone, bit by a gar and .................


when you find a good pair of gloves, let me know.
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Okay.. being a rookie.. How does it feel to be stung by a Lionfish?

I will work on more Rock..
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