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Old 10-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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So I finally got my tank up and running and fully cycled, and I have my first round of fish in there. It's a 60 gallon tank with a new and improved wet/dry filter. Right now I have 2 ocerllaris clownfish (I wanted to start slowly, make sure everything was working properly). They're doing fine and all the levels have been right for about 2 weeks now.

I wanted to see if anyone had any advice on which fish or how many to add. Also, when should I add another round. I want to keep it a community tank, so peaceful fish are best. Also, since the tank it relatively newer, and I'm a newb, I should only be looking at fish that are easy to care for.

So here's the big question. Anyone have any fish they've had, or have heard that are perfect for a newer tank? I've seen recommendations for firefish, coral beauties, and a few blennies, but is there anything else (preferably with nice colors) that anyone reccomends?
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I was in the same boat as you were just a few months ago.We started with 2 clown fish.Then we added a Damsel but they seem kinda aggressive so i'd be careful with that breed of fish.Blue Hippo Tangs do well in the clown fish,Gobies..any peaceful tempered fish should be good.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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I love wrasses!! Most of them keep to themselves even though it'll say semi-aggressive. Royal grammas, candy hogfish, firefish, and anthias are all good choices too. I'm not sure about tangs in a 60g - it might get alittle stressful in there
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Awesome guys, thanks for the suggestions. Now I was looking at chromis, apparently they're easy to keep and school which would be awesome. Now if I went that route, how many should I get. And if I did that , should I add any others? Like I said, this is a newer tank, so I don't wanna overload the biological filter.
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Awesome guys, thanks for the suggestions. Now I was looking at chromis, apparently they're easy to keep and school which would be awesome. Now if I went that route, how many should I get. And if I did that , should I add any others? Like I said, this is a newer tank, so I don't wanna overload the biological filter.
I heard here somewhere that it is best to have an odd amount.
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I love wrasses!! Most of them keep to themselves even though it'll say semi-aggressive. Royal grammas, candy hogfish, firefish, and anthias are all good choices too. I'm not sure about tangs in a 60g - it might get alittle stressful in there
agreed. no tangs
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Okay, so right know I'm leaning towards getting 3 Blue/Green Chromis. I saw somewhere they get agressive towards eachother (much like damsels). I've read a few different places that they usually end up picking eachother off until there is one left. Is there any truth to this?
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Look at cardinal fish. Also school but kinda hang and don't swim a lot. Scissor tail gobies will swim a bit more and also school. Chromis don't seem to last long in my opinion. At least, 3 can become 2 or 1 for no apparent reason.
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Okay, well here's another option. Do you think a royal gramma, and two firefish would be a good addition. I'm thinking of keeping it to three fish max, so I don't overload the filter. Any thoughts?
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That could work, but you will have to add those firefish at the same time, otherwise they'll fight.
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