Changing FW to SW, fish compatability list...
OK, after doing alot of research, I would like to turn my 55 gallon freshwater tank into a saltwater tank. I don't want to do a reef (at least not yet), so it will be a fish only tank. I haven't started cycling my tank yet, so I realize it will be a few weeks before I can add fish. Until then, I would like to ask a few questions. Here's what I have planned, as far as fish go...
1 Ocellaris Clownfish (4 in.)
1 Fiji Devil Damsel (3 in.)
1 3-Stripe Damsel (3 in.)
1 Lemonpeel Pygmy Angel (4 in.)
My tank usually rests at a temperature of 81 degrees (F), and is never cooler than 80 degrees (F) due to the temperature of my house (which I really have no control over since it's my parents house). After researching these types of fish I found the following information:
- Temp: 72 to 78 degrees (F)
- pH: 8.0 to 8.4
Fiji Devil Damsel, 3-Stripe Damsel and Lemonpeel Pygmy Angel:
- Temp: 74 to 82 degrees (F)
- pH: 8.1 to 8.4
First of all, I would like to know if these species can be put together in a 55 gallon tank. I would also like to know if an Ocellaris Clownfish can survive (happily) in temperatures higher than 78 degrees (F)? Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.