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Old 01-08-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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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

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Old 01-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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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
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