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loganizzi 05-06-2003 07:56 PM

Post a list of your tank inhabitants
In other posts I often see people list what livestock they currently have in their tanks. I'd be interested in seeing a thread that shows what people have along with any comments on what they think of each creature. (This should help novices like myself start to understand what tends to work and what doesn't)

I'll start -

45 gal tank
1 blue damsel (most mellow of the group)
1 perc. clown (like the way he swims, kids favorite)
1 yellow tail damsel (most agressive, but not nasty)
1 brittle starfish (adds a lot of character to tank, eventhough he only pops out occasionally)
1 feather duster (new to tank, worried hermits might try to eat???)
assort. snails (do the job they were meant to do)
assort. red leg hermits (fun to watch)
assort. blue leg hermits (ditto)

Going to add more fish soon and eventually some corals - hopefully this thread will give me some ideas...

fishfreek 05-06-2003 08:30 PM

This will be good and I also would ask for those who have not to visit your profile and put this info in the Describe your tank field. This way when someone wants to help you we can look at yoru profile and see what you have if you forget to include that info.

loganj 05-07-2003 12:27 AM

20g reef
1-Bangaii Cardinal
1-Blood Shrimp
1-Peppermint Shrimp
1-Brittle Star
2-Emerald Crabs
A bunch of snails (astrea, cerith, nassarius)
A bunch of hermits (scarlet, blue legs)
Several feather dusters

20g coral tank (top)
3-Green Chromis
1-Sailfin Blenny
1-Emerald Crab
Snails and hermits

20g coral tank (bottom)
1-Blue Damsel
1-Emerald Crab
Snails and hermits

29g FO
1 Green Spotted Puffer

I know that's not exactly an exotic mix, but they're entertaining and, except for the puffer, easy to keep.
Logan J

rthoman 05-07-2003 12:41 AM

20g Reef

2 False Percula Clowns
1 Green Clown Goby
1 Bar Goby
1 Blue Manderin
1 Feather Duster
Various Hermit Crabs (Blue, Red, Zebra)
Various Snails (Turbos, Astrea)
1 Cleaner Shrimp

55g FW

4 Angelfish
2 Krib Chiclids
1 Trinidad Pleco
1 Clown Pleco
2 Pearl Gouramis

fergieturk 05-07-2003 03:12 AM

What a good idea!
165 G (pretty new) - these are only animals I've added - we have several others that hitched a ride on the LR
5 green chromis (the "leader of the pack" picks on the rest of the fishes)
1 ocellaris clown (My first and favorite SW fish - adds a lot character to the tank - always swims to the front to greet owners and loves flashlights)
1 yellowtail blue damsel (he's not aggressive, yet - often gets picked on by the clown and chromis leader)
1 lawnmower blenny (so ugly - he's cute - does a great job on algae, but still needs to learn to eat nori)
4 peppermint shrimps (no more glass anemones! They usually hang out behind the rocks - but sometimes they come out and "sway")
1 cleaner shrimp (she's still a baby and seems scared of the fish)
1 brittle star (generally just see a leg or two sticking out of the rock)
?? red leg hermits (they keep getting killed by the hitchhiker crabs :evil: )
2 blue leg hermits
assorted snails

roadster3043 05-07-2003 01:11 PM


I have a 10gal. nano(5 months old) and has the following:
23 pounds of LR
Lots of tiny feather dusters
2 False perculas
1 Yellow wrasse
1 peppermint Shrimp
1 Harlequin Shrimp
1 Blood Shrimp
1 Horseshoe crab
1 Yellow watchman goby
1 Branching Hammer
1 Capnella (nepthea) tree
1 Fungia(plate coral)
2 Large feather dusters
2 Emerald crabs
Several Turbo snails.

Salt4Us 05-07-2003 02:08 PM

29g reef

2 tank raised percula clowns (they are fun to watch and they seem to like to host our giant cup mushroom and also our toadstool leather and they also play in the sebae that hides in the back of the tank, they do little dances sometimes to each other very entertaining)
1 scooter blenny ( (so sad we used to have 2, infact the one that died is the one that won this month's saltwater pic) the scooter is a fun fish to watch they seem to glide along the sand, and can also hover up the side of the tank if they see something they want, they are extremely fast when trying to catch something also.)
2 cleaner shrimp

2 peppermint shrimp (Iknow it's over kill in this small of a tank but we plan on taking one cleaner and one peppermint out for our 40 long we are making when it's ready)

blue legged hermit crabs, no way I could count them all. Ours like to pick at the feather at times too, when I catch them I usually relocate them to the other side of the tank.

4 Turbo snails
2 or 3 astrea snails
1 large feather duster regrowing it's crown (my 2 year old's favorite)

5g long FOWLR
1 blue damsel which likes to dig, I wasn't aware that they like to do this, but in this 5 gallon we have 3 inches or more of sand it has made deep areas under the rock which it likes to hide.
1 blenny which we haven't been able to figure out what type, but it eats everything.

maiceman 05-07-2003 05:33 PM

72 gal bowfront

80 lbs fiji live rock
4 inch DSB

1 Powder Blue Tang..... Just 3 inches long and very good algae grazer
1 Coral Beauty ... Sometimes picks at my Xenia but otherwise is well behaved.
2 True Perculas.... One is starting to get real big... maybe they will spawn someday.
3 Green Chromis..... Peaceful most of the time... one is very small.
2 Cleaner Shrimp... They jump on the Coral Beauty and go for a ride often.
3 Hermit crabs... no fancy color.. .LOL
12 Astrea Snails.....
Hundreds of cerith snails
1 Lettuce Nudibranch
1 Condy anenomie

Green Button Polyps
Brown Button Polyps
Pulsing Xenia
Green Tree
Purple Ribbon Gorgonian
Green Frog Spawn
Purple Mushrooms
Orange Ricordia Mushrooms
Green Striped Mushrooms
Pink Dendrophthia... (sp)
3 Pink Manipora Digitada
1 Plating Manipora

kribbz 05-07-2003 05:48 PM

65 gallon AGA

~80 lbs live rock fiji
~6-7" DSB

Neon Blue Goby
Purple tang (4")
yellow tang (3")
2 tomato clowns
5 scarlet reef crabs
3 black and white legged crabs
~25-30 various snails
2 brittle stars
pepermint shrimp
coral banded shrimp

hairy shrooms
purple shrooms
red goniopora
trumpet coral
yellow polyps
brown polyps
finger leather
green ricordia

BillyZ 05-07-2003 05:59 PM


my poor little 55gal:

40lbs LR
4" DSB

1 yellow tail damsel
1 Serpent Star
1 Purple Linkia Star
unknown number of Hawaiian and other variety feather dusters

once my new lights get the LR really up to speed i'll be adding some nice reef inhabitants

cathyjane 08-31-2003 12:24 AM

OK, this is really a pretty old post but I guess I'll bump it!
1 Tomato Clownfish
1 Yellow Tang
1 Six line Wrasse
1 Engineer Goby
3 Neon Velvet Damselfish
1 Flame Scallop
1 Pink Tip Anemone
1 Rock Anemone
1 Purple Nudibranch
1 Sea Apple
1 Coral Banded Shrimp(he is a riot)
1 Turbo Snail ( I want more but everywhere I go, they're out of them)
1 Chocolate Chip Star
1 Orange Linkia Star

kidafius 08-31-2003 01:59 AM


Originally Posted by roadster3043
I have a 10gal. nano(5 months old) and has the following: ...2 False perculas...1 Yellow wrasse...1 Yellow watchman goby.

Goodness, mate, that sure is a bunch of fish for 10 gallons. 8O

Anywho, here I go
55 gal:
1 true percula
1 false percula
1 dragon goby
1 mandarin dragonette
2 red-stripe cleaner shrimp
2 peppermint shrimp
1 brittle star
1 serpent star
1 carpet anenome
1 saddle anenome
1 hatain pink-tip condilactis
1 leather finger
1 green-star poly colony
6 mushroom rocks (green hairy, green metalic, green stripe, red metallic, mixed, and striped burgandy)
1 green mantis shrimp (hitchhiker)
1 red linckia
several snails (cerith, turbo, nasarius, bumblebee)
several crabs (neon blue-leg hermit, hawain zebra hermit, sallie lightfoot, scarlet hermit, left handed hermit)

I think thats everybody

reefrunner69 08-31-2003 08:05 AM

My current reef tank is a 20g long mixed nano reef.

-AllGlass Aquarium 20 long aquarium
-DIY HOB refugium run by a Rio 1100 pump
-CPR Bak Pak 2R Protien Skimmer
-Surgemaster wavemaker
-MaxiJet 1000 powerhead
-Rio 800 powerhead
-Custom Sea Life Prism Pendant ( 1 X 175W MH [Ushio 10K lamp] and 2 X 28W PC "true" actinics)
-DIY open topped canopy to reduce light spillage
-6" clip on fan to cool the water
-100W Visitherm heater
-Tropic Marin salt

Live Stock
-32 lbs of Live Rock (5 pieces; 1 piece of Tonga and 4 pieces of Aquacultured)
-1.5" CaribSea Seaflor special reef grade sand
-1 Redlipped Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus)
-1 Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
-1 TR True Percula Clown (Amphiprion percula)
-1 Blue Linckia (Linckia laevigata)
-Lots of Stomatella Varia snails
-5 Keyhole limpets that I've seen
-3 Nassarius snails
-4 Cerrith Snails
-8 Trochus snails
-8 Dwarf Zebra hermit crabs
-Halimeda in the fuge and in the tank
-Chaetomorph (in the fuge)
-Green Star Polyps (Pachyclavularia vioacea) all over the tank (including the back glass)
-1 Horn coral frag (Hydnophora rigida)
-1 Pink Acropora frag (Acropora spp)
-1 Carpet mushroom rock (Rhodactis spp)
-6 Colonies of zoos (Zoanthus spp)
- Orange ricordea (Ricordea florida)
-1 Green Monti (Montipora digitata)
-1 Purple Monti (Montipora digitata)
-1 Orange Monti (Montipora digitata)
-2 Pink and Tan Montis (Montipora digitata)
-1 lo mein coral LOL (Anacropora sp.)
-1 Green Monti (Montipora spumosa)
-1 Blue Acro (Acropora sp.)
-1 Yellow Acro (acropora sp.)
-1 Pink Pocillipora (Pocillipora damicornis)
-2 Green and brown Pocillipora (Pocillipora damicornis)
-1 Green Acro frags (Acropora spp)
-1 Orange M. cap (Montipora capricornis)
-1 Red Birds nest frag (Sieratapora hystrix)
-1 Green and Pink Acro frag (Acropora millepora)
-1 Light blue Staghorn Acro frag (Acropora spp)
-1 Blue tipped Staghorn Acro frag (Acropora spp)
-1 Green and Purple Acro frag (Acropora spp)
-3 Scroll coral frags (Turbinaria reniformis)
-Red Sea Pulsing Xenia (Xenia elongata)
-2 Colonies of green button polyps (Protopalythoa spp)

I think thats all of it...

clownfish 08-31-2003 11:55 AM

Okay here's my 30 Gallon w/ about 20 lbs of LR
- 2 False Percs
- 1 Firefish
- 1 Parapercis Blenny ( Is there a 'common' name? He's got beautiful red vert strips and little green near the gills)
- 2 Peppermint shrimp
- 1 Shunk Cleaner shrimp
- 5-6 Turbo snails

steve-s 08-31-2003 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by clownfish
- 1 Parapercis Blenny ( Is there a 'common' name? He's got beautiful red vert strips and little green near the gills)

Depends on the exact species but they are commonly refered to as a sand perch... As you can see >>here<< there are many. :wink:


goldy 08-31-2003 07:22 PM

29 g
small longhorn cowfish ( about 2 in)
ocellaris clown (about 1 in)
bluethrought trigger ( about 3 to 4 in)
marine betta (about 4in)

75 g
golden puffer ,or my little princess (about 9 in ) i can hand feed her,pet her , and hold her
yellowtail damsel (about 1 in)

180 g
undilate trigger ( 5 in)
niger trigger (5 in)
bluespot toby (2 in)
lunar wrasse (3 in)
goldentail eel (13 in)
banded eel (10 in)
yellowhead eel (10in)
snowflake eel (6in)

By-Tor 08-31-2003 07:49 PM

Reefrunner69, I feel so I have a 29gallon in my office at work. It has an eclipse 3 hood, that has been retrofitted with 65watt PC 50/50 bulb. I looked into an in the tank skimmer, and found that the visi-jet system would fit into the space to the right side of my hood. Looks sweet I think. I am using the eclipse hood for water movement only. I have two mini-jets in the tank as well for additional circulation. I am posting the pics of set-up. I will get updated pics this week of my live stock. It has only been set up for 2 months....but it looks nice. I can't wait for another couple of months, till it matures. Here is my live stock

1-Green Bali Flat Brain - Really nice looking species
1-Lg Favites(Pineapple) - sharp colors(haven't seen the sweeper tentacles yet, in my office, and I'm not there at night)
6-Different Mushrooms - normal stuff
3-Different Polyps - metallic green and yellow and some other strange colored ones(unknown species)
3-Different Buttons - well, they're buttons...need I say more
25 Red Legged Hermits - got lucky, got one staghorn hermit, 6 pumpkin or halloween crabs and 6 electric orange....these were supposed to be red legged hermits...I'm lucky
25 Margarita Snails - boring
2 Peppermint Shrimp - must have for aptasia, look neat
1 Fire Shrimp - he's a bute....and very personable
1 Six Line Wrasse - happy go fear
1 Royal Gramma - don't see him often, only during feedings....
1 Lawn Mower Blenny - funny watching him munching.

Here are the tank set up pics.

MACATUA 09-01-2003 12:50 AM

55 gal FOWLR

5 Green Chromis
1 Bi-color Blenny
3 Emerald Crabs
2 Red crabs
~20 Blue Leg Hermits

This is a fairly new tank. Had a little trouble keeping Chromis thriving, but these are doing well. The Blenny is my fave. He adds so much personality. He is the people watcher of the group. We had some friends over to watch the Alabama game Saturday and he put on a little show swimming hole to hole and just watching all the gang :lol:

OUfishman 09-01-2003 01:04 AM

Not much in my 20 long.

1 Royal Gramma
1 4stripped Damsel
Lots of Stomatella Varia
1 Turbo Snail
Chocolate Chip Starfish
Blue Leg hermit

clownfish 09-01-2003 03:27 PM

steve-s -- Thanks. It appears I have a Parapercis Schauinslandii or Redspotted Sandperch (one of several 'common' names).

Great link I couldn't find any good info on this little guy.

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