Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-08-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Which fish to add

I want to add some fish to my 55 gallon tank. I have a magenta dottyback, 2 big and aggresive Clark's Clownfish, a brittle star and a Chocolate Surgeonfish.

The clowns terrorized 2 Pajama Cardinals until they swam up the filter intake.

I like fish that look like fish. Not like snakes. I do not like fish that will bite me or poison the tank if stressed.

I need some suggestions for fish that will stand up (swim up) to the clowns, but will behave.

All suggestions appreciated.

By the way, we do not seem to have a saltwater aquarium club in Buffalo. Anyone want to start one?

Les from Buffalo You can contact me directly. morrislr@niagara.edu

morrislr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Welcome to AA!!

For starters that Chocolate Surgeonfish will need at least a 70G tank and won't be happy with little swimming room. Actually he can get up to about 8 inches, the clowns around 6 and the dottyback around 3 inches each. It looks like your tank is maxed or will be.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news....
Also, you may want to edit your post and remove your email address, in a public forum, you are liable to get crushed with spam. Check out the regional forums and you might find a club around there.

Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Acronym List

roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 81
look into keeping some reef safe wrasses... that would be your best bet.. very active and colorful... will not put up with crap from your clowns!!! McCoskers Wrasse is a nice fish
amkelly is offline   Reply With Quote

buffalo, community tanks, compatability, ich

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to know when i can add more fish ? Derdy88 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 09-05-2008 09:25 PM
I want to add fish...but what to add? megos1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 10-17-2006 10:58 AM
can i add fish now? Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 04-08-2006 10:30 AM
Almost ready to add fish. Beginner fish suggestions? runway1 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 01-19-2005 10:54 PM
Okay to add more fish yet? DragonChild Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-12-2004 02:54 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.