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Old 04-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Stocking advice for a 56 gal

I just got my first fish today, i'm so excited I got 1 clown, 1 yellow tailed Damsel, and 1 Royal Gramma, any suggestions? Also how long should I wait to get more? The lady at the lfs. also suggested feeding them pellets is that what you recommend? I have 60 lbs of live rock also.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I wouldnt get anything else for a couple weeks or more. Did you cycle the tank. I see your tank was in "setup mode" only 2 weeks ago. I dont think the damsel is a great fish either, I would watch for aggresion.
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Yes I did cycle the tank its been up for a month now. It looks like the damsel and clown like each other. They are hanging out together.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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You should have only gotten ONE fish. Ths because the bioload from the fish will shock the system!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Cool, then I would give it at least a couple of weeks to let the bacteria catch up to the bioload and add one or two at a time until you are at your final stocking plan!
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Okay, will do. Are the pellets the right choice for these fish?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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I feed my fish a pretty good variety of food. I feed pellets, flake and frozen. I would suggest some frozen food, some mysis or an emerald entree type cube. Bloodworms and brine are good too. The clown, damsel and gramma will eat all that I listed, at least mine do. LOL

And yep, wait a few weeks before adding any more fish, and if you have a test kit I would test for ammonia here and there to make sure you don't have a spike from adding so many fish at once to a new tank.

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Ok so I will wait three weeks and make sure everything is good before adding just 1 fish but still any suggestions on what would go with them I like the pink spotted goby.
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I have a pink spotted goby, good fish. eats well and gets along with others. lol He hasnt paired up with my pistol shrimp though. :-(
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