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Old 09-13-2010, 07:00 PM   #11
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Don't do the damsels, they are always trouble in the end. I would start with 2 fish MAX, and only if they are smaller fish. You need to build up your stock slowly, or you will crash the tank. One fish per month is recommended.
that is good advice.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #12
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Here is my current wish list for stocking my tank over the next 3 months.

Chromis (Already have 3)
Bicolor Angelfish
Blue tang
Powder blue tang
ocellaris Clown
Foxface
Midas Blenny
Auriga Butterflyfish

Like these but based on my reading it seems likle they maybe too aggressive for the fish listed above
**Volitan or Russell Lionfish
**Bursa or Niger Triggerfish

Inverts
Camel Shrimp
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
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The only problem i see with your list is the tangs. Both of those tangs really need a 6' tank. They both also get stressed easily and pick up Ich.

The lion may eat some of your smaller fish like the chromis or a small clown. It will also take out your camel shrimp for sure. I don't have any experience with the triggerfish but they are aggressive.
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If you are interested in a tang, I would suggest a bristletooth tang of any type. Tomini and Kole are probably the most popular.
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yep. that's a lot of big fish for that tank. i don't think they'll end up doing very well.
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yep. that's a lot of big fish for that tank. i don't think they'll end up doing very well.
Since you think these fish are too big for my tank what are your suggestions of fish?
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If you get rid of those two tangs and replace with one smaller one, I think you'll be fine.
Assuming you have a good skimmer, stock slowly, and don't overfeed.
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I currently have 3 chromis in the tank and I was planning to add one fish from my wishlist next month.
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well, i'm with the popular vote that tangs need a lot of swimming room. like jimbo said, i might go with a scopus or kole for a 4' tank.
triggers and volitan get pretty big also. a volitan lion get's about the size of a basketball.
a niger trigger will get to be 1.5' or so.
the auriga butterfly will also outgrow the tank.
if you are planning an upgrade or planning to trade/sell the fish for smaller ones down the road, that's different.
there are aggressive fish that don't require much space at all, if that's what you like.
stonefish, rhinopias, and anglers are awesome fish.
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Pair of clowns next IMO. I know you said only one, but after you drop those big tangs, and replace them with only one kole or tomini you'll have room for a pair of clowns.
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