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Old 05-20-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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135 gallon stocklist

Hey guys,

My 135 gallon is landing mid next week and ill start cycling it straight away. I just wanted some feedback on my list of fish that i hope to add to it!

- 2 percula clowns
- 2 black percula clowns
- 1 red sea sailfin tang
- 1 yellow tang
- either 2 or 1 bannerfish (the reef safe ones) "Heniochus diphreutes"
- and maybe 5 chromis'

Obviously I wouldnt add them all at once, i would probably stock it over about 6 months. Is this enough time?

I'm not sure about the chromis' because everyone warns against damsels, but i think that a school of chromis' is quite a sight.

The main question that I had was in which order should I add the fish? The tangs will be the most aggressive so should I add them last, and together?

Ive noticed that not many people on this site have bannerfish. Is there a reason for this? Like are they hard to keep or aggressive or anything? I live in Australia and bannerfish are quite readily available, maybe not so in the U.S?

Id really appreciate your comments and thoughts!

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Old 05-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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For a 135 I think the list is pretty good. You may still run into trouble with the two species of clowns. The heni will do best in a small group...2 or 3 as they schoolers.

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I have seven chromis and they do OK. They are not like most damsels. They will swim in a school. I too am worried about two sets of clowns. I have a 125 and two types of clowns and they fight like cats and dogs. Other than that it looks OK


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