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Old 04-02-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Will these fish survive?

Thinking of getting a 5x2x2 foot reef tank. Could this stock work?

1 Yellow Tang
1 Regal Tang
1 Purple Dotty-back
2 Common Clownfish
1 Mandarinfish
2 Bangai Cardinalfish
3 Reef Chromis
2 Fire Shrimp
5-10 Snails
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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I always suggest that mandarins are avoided. They eat thousands of pods daily, to the point it is said that they eat one about every second. It is hard and expensive to keep them fed. I tried and failed, even with a mandarin that ate mysis shrimp which is rare.
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I always suggest that mandarins are avoided. They eat thousands of pods daily, to the point it is said that they eat one about every second. It is hard and expensive to keep them fed. I tried and failed, even with a mandarin that ate mysis shrimp which is rare.


What would you add to the tank to replace the mandarinfish? They're so colourful
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I wouldn't add anything. I'd wait and watch, play it by ear. That is a lot of fish in the pipe already.
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I wouldn't add anything. I'd wait and watch, play it by ear. That is a lot of fish in the pipe already.

These fish won't get added overnight, it's more or a long term idea of what fish I could potentially get
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How deep of a sandbed will there be? Maybe a jawfish?
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How deep of a sandbed will there be? Maybe a jawfish?


Fairly deep maybe 2 inches ?
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Well, not deep enough for a jawfish. Maybe a watchman goby.
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