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Old 01-04-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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When it comes time to stock

Hopefully the cycle won't take too long, when it comes time to get fish, is there a certain order I should get them in?

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1 yellow tang
2 ocellaris clowns
1 flame angel
1 pearlscale butterfly
1 either firefish or purple firefish goby(do they sift sand?) if not then what would be a good sand sifting goby?

The cuc will be first in the tank(75g) before any fish
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I heard that the tang can get a bit nasty and you should add him close to last or last.Sleeper goby maybe?
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I agree add the tang last. Attitude always goes last.
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Ok, I could see adding the tang last. Is that the only concern you guys see? If so, then I believe the pearlscale will go first, from what I've seen they are finicky and I believe it would be easier to deal with him by himself. And from what I've read I believe I will go with a 2 spot goby for sand sifting duties. Do you guys think a purple firefish goby will get along with a 2 spot or am I asking for trouble?
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1 either firefish or purple firefish goby(do they sift sand?) if not then what would be a good sand sifting goby?
They do not sift sand. If you want a good sifter I would get a bullet goby. That`s all they do is sift sand.
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I have a firefish goby and a 2-spot goby. No problems, since they don't really hang out in the same area and look totally different. The 2-spot goby sifts sand. People warned me that they were sensitive but I haven't had any trouble with him, but if you want to be safe, you can try a Watchman goby also.
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The two spots don't have a history of living too long in my experience. never seen anyone with older two-spots either.
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I would like to keep a 3-4'' goby for sifting sand. The biggest fish I will have will be the yellow tang(for some reason the more I look at them the more they grow on me.)I'm going to skip the pearlscale for now due to some of the articles on them being so finicky they will starve themselves. Maybe one day after some more hands on experience I will get one, but for now I think I might get some sort of blenny or cardinal.
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The two-spot is considerably smaller than most other sand-sifting gobies I've seen, mine is about 2", though he's kind of young, where watchman gobies are around 3-4".

austinsdad - it was you who warned me about the two-spot gobies in the other thread. Granted I've only had him for a couple of months but mine is doing fine so far, I hope that keeps up.
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I do love those little guys. Can't say I won't try them again.

I do believe they'll get no bigger than that 2".
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