I've officially bought a 125g tank with complete filtration and stand for 400$ (yay!)
I can't pick the tank up until next week, so I don't have it here physically, but I've been researching a lot of fish and lighting options.
It's the 72x18x22 size, BTW
I think I'm going to go for a semi-aggressive tank with 5-10 medium to large sized fish. Definitely FOWLR
. This is my first SW
tank so I don't really want to get into corals and difficult fish at this point, although it could become a reef in the future.
Here are my ideas:
DEFINITE STOCK LIST:
- Picasso Triggerfish
- Harlequin Tusk
(The trigger will be the VERY last thing added to the tank, and it will be a juvenile to try to help keep aggression to a minimum.)
And here are some fish I'm thinking about. Any information/experience you have with them would be loved! I've picked out these fish as "options" based on the use of compatibility charts, temperament classifications, and sites like LA.
- Saddle Wrasse
- Squarespot Anthias
- Canary Fang Blenny
- Forktail Blenny
- Auriga Butterfly
- Black and White Heniochus Butterfly
- Raccoon Butterfly
- Bivolor Goatfish
- Marine Betta Grouper
- Flame Angel
- Lemonpeel Angel
- Multi-Barred Angel
- Scribbled Angel
- Passer Angel
- Majestic Angel
- Annularis Angel
- Blue Tang
- Brown Scopas Tang
- Powder Blue Tang
- Purple Tang
- Indian Sailfin Tang
- Blue Dot Puffer
- Spotted Puffer
- Snowflake Eel
It would be awesome if you could make a suggested stock list out of those fish selections, or steer me in a better direction with different fish that you think would better suit the tank. I do know some basic compatibility stuff just from my basic research.. Like I would only keep one dwarf angel, one large angel, etc.
Here are some more.. random questions..
Can I keep a French Angel in a 125g?
When we went to Aruba this summer, we swam with a lot of French Angels and I really fell in love with them. Most sites I've seen have given a minimum tank size of 135g, but I was wondering if it's possible. (I know it's technically possible to keep one with proper filtration, etc., but I'm thinking more of the fish and the swim room and territorial needs.)
Can I keep larger crustaceans with a triggerfish?
I'm really interested in horseshoe crabs, to be honest.
Can an anemone be kept with these fish?
My mom really wants one in the future. She originally wanted a full on reef tank but I talked over the cost of creating and maintaining corals and the limitations it puts on fish selection with her.