Originally Posted by rncarter
I just like the foxface because of it's looks. If I someone could recoomend a nice medium/large size fish I would certainly remove the foxface from my list. I am trying to keep in mind that I would eventually want to try coral reef in my tank. Therefore, I am also looking for reef safe fish.
Realize the more fish that you add to your tank, the harder it will be to keep some of the nicer corals. I would pick a couple non-aggressive fish off your list that you REALLY like and start with them, its going to take you a few months to stock it right. You should be adding one fish a month. By the time you have added those couple fish, you can decide if you want more or if you want to start spending some of your budget on some coral.
The more fish, the more excess nutrients. The more nutrients, the less *most* coral will grow. Some coral like "dirty" water, but most are soft corals or surprisingly the higher end chalices. Most coral appreciate pristine conditions, or at least good conditions that are stable.