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Old 05-06-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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Post a list of your tank inhabitants

In other posts I often see people list what livestock they currently have in their tanks. I'd be interested in seeing a thread that shows what people have along with any comments on what they think of each creature. (This should help novices like myself start to understand what tends to work and what doesn't)

I'll start -

45 gal tank
1 blue damsel (most mellow of the group)
1 perc. clown (like the way he swims, kids favorite)
1 yellow tail damsel (most agressive, but not nasty)
1 brittle starfish (adds a lot of character to tank, eventhough he only pops out occasionally)
1 feather duster (new to tank, worried hermits might try to eat???)
assort. snails (do the job they were meant to do)
assort. red leg hermits (fun to watch)
assort. blue leg hermits (ditto)

Going to add more fish soon and eventually some corals - hopefully this thread will give me some ideas...

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Old 05-06-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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This will be good and I also would ask for those who have not to visit your profile and put this info in the Describe your tank field. This way when someone wants to help you we can look at yoru profile and see what you have if you forget to include that info.

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Old 05-06-2003, 11:27 PM   #3
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20g reef
1-Bangaii Cardinal
1-Blood Shrimp
1-Peppermint Shrimp
1-Brittle Star
2-Emerald Crabs
A bunch of snails (astrea, cerith, nassarius)
A bunch of hermits (scarlet, blue legs)
Several feather dusters

20g coral tank (top)
3-Green Chromis
1-Sailfin Blenny
1-Emerald Crab
Snails and hermits

20g coral tank (bottom)
1-Blue Damsel
1-Emerald Crab
Snails and hermits

29g FO
1 Green Spotted Puffer

I know that's not exactly an exotic mix, but they're entertaining and, except for the puffer, easy to keep.
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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20g Reef

2 False Percula Clowns
1 Green Clown Goby
1 Bar Goby
1 Blue Manderin
1 Feather Duster
Various Hermit Crabs (Blue, Red, Zebra)
Various Snails (Turbos, Astrea)
1 Cleaner Shrimp

55g FW

4 Angelfish
2 Krib Chiclids
1 Trinidad Pleco
1 Clown Pleco
2 Pearl Gouramis
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Old 05-07-2003, 02:12 AM   #5
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What a good idea!
165 G (pretty new) - these are only animals I've added - we have several others that hitched a ride on the LR
5 green chromis (the "leader of the pack" picks on the rest of the fishes)
1 ocellaris clown (My first and favorite SW fish - adds a lot character to the tank - always swims to the front to greet owners and loves flashlights)
1 yellowtail blue damsel (he's not aggressive, yet - often gets picked on by the clown and chromis leader)
1 lawnmower blenny (so ugly - he's cute - does a great job on algae, but still needs to learn to eat nori)
4 peppermint shrimps (no more glass anemones! They usually hang out behind the rocks - but sometimes they come out and "sway")
1 cleaner shrimp (she's still a baby and seems scared of the fish)
1 brittle star (generally just see a leg or two sticking out of the rock)
?? red leg hermits (they keep getting killed by the hitchhiker crabs )
2 blue leg hermits
assorted snails
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:11 PM   #6
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I have a 10gal. nano(5 months old) and has the following:
23 pounds of LR
Lots of tiny feather dusters
2 False perculas
1 Yellow wrasse
1 peppermint Shrimp
1 Harlequin Shrimp
1 Blood Shrimp
1 Horseshoe crab
1 Yellow watchman goby
1 Branching Hammer
1 Capnella (nepthea) tree
1 Fungia(plate coral)
2 Large feather dusters
2 Emerald crabs
Several Turbo snails.
Take care.

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Old 05-07-2003, 01:08 PM   #7
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29g reef

2 tank raised percula clowns (they are fun to watch and they seem to like to host our giant cup mushroom and also our toadstool leather and they also play in the sebae that hides in the back of the tank, they do little dances sometimes to each other very entertaining)
1 scooter blenny ( (so sad we used to have 2, infact the one that died is the one that won this month's saltwater pic) the scooter is a fun fish to watch they seem to glide along the sand, and can also hover up the side of the tank if they see something they want, they are extremely fast when trying to catch something also.)
2 cleaner shrimp

2 peppermint shrimp (Iknow it's over kill in this small of a tank but we plan on taking one cleaner and one peppermint out for our 40 long we are making when it's ready)

blue legged hermit crabs, no way I could count them all. Ours like to pick at the feather at times too, when I catch them I usually relocate them to the other side of the tank.

4 Turbo snails
2 or 3 astrea snails
1 large feather duster regrowing it's crown (my 2 year old's favorite)

5g long FOWLR
1 blue damsel which likes to dig, I wasn't aware that they like to do this, but in this 5 gallon we have 3 inches or more of sand it has made deep areas under the rock which it likes to hide.
1 blenny which we haven't been able to figure out what type, but it eats everything.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:33 PM   #8
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72 gal bowfront

80 lbs fiji live rock
4 inch DSB

1 Powder Blue Tang..... Just 3 inches long and very good algae grazer
1 Coral Beauty ... Sometimes picks at my Xenia but otherwise is well behaved.
2 True Perculas.... One is starting to get real big... maybe they will spawn someday.
3 Green Chromis..... Peaceful most of the time... one is very small.
2 Cleaner Shrimp... They jump on the Coral Beauty and go for a ride often.
3 Hermit crabs... no fancy color.. .LOL
12 Astrea Snails.....
Hundreds of cerith snails
1 Lettuce Nudibranch
1 Condy anenomie

Green Button Polyps
Brown Button Polyps
Pulsing Xenia
Green Tree
Purple Ribbon Gorgonian
Green Frog Spawn
Purple Mushrooms
Orange Ricordia Mushrooms
Green Striped Mushrooms
Pink Dendrophthia... (sp)
3 Pink Manipora Digitada
1 Plating Manipora
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65 gallon AGA

~80 lbs live rock fiji
~6-7" DSB

Neon Blue Goby
Purple tang (4")
yellow tang (3")
2 tomato clowns
5 scarlet reef crabs
3 black and white legged crabs
~25-30 various snails
2 brittle stars
pepermint shrimp
coral banded shrimp

hairy shrooms
purple shrooms
red goniopora
trumpet coral
yellow polyps
brown polyps
finger leather
green ricordia
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:59 PM   #10
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my poor little 55gal:

40lbs LR
4" DSB

1 yellow tail damsel
1 Serpent Star
1 Purple Linkia Star
unknown number of Hawaiian and other variety feather dusters

once my new lights get the LR really up to speed i'll be adding some nice reef inhabitants

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