Beginer Fish

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Abed Mia, 17 Apr 2011.

  1. Abed Mia

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    Hi My tank has been running for bout 4 weeks now. I have 2 yellow tail demsels and they have been fine and looking very healthy. I would like to add a few more fish bt as I am new to marine, could anyone tell me which fish would be the best to introduce now.
     
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    Welcome.

    Not sure on the details of your system. But for me it is a matter on checking via google if the fish is reef safe. i.e. it must not eat my corals.

    I also check for compatibility, for example you cannot add 5 different types of clown fish to a system, they are aggressive towards each other and can end up killing each other, so I wish I could add more but only have 2 common clowns.

    My suggestion is get the name of the fish and google for research.

    Bi-colour blennies are my fav fish, wish I could find one. So you can see that you might / will have to be patient if you want a specific fish.

    Hope it helps, but google is king.
     
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    Abed Mia

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    Thanks I will try that
     
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    My first two fish I ever got was the Blue Cronus :thumbup:

    They have survived the original move and a white spot pandemic. Which claimed a Sail-Fin Tang, a Pygmy Angel and my two Clowns :(
     
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    1st bit of advice Do not listen to anything amazon pets say about marine as they know nothing about marines, same for the shop at the mall.

    2ndly i would recommend u setup a quarintine tank will really benefit u in future for all fish purchases.

    3rd simple fish would be: damsels, chromis, firefish, clowns, zebrasoma species tangs but u need a 4ft min tank for them.

    i am also in lenz gimme a shout if u wana get together sometime.
     
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    also don't get damsels as they are super agro lol
     
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    I would probably wait a few more weeks before adding additional livestock. A pair of clowns would probably be a nice addition when its ready. Always research each fish for its requirements and consider other tank mates. Quarantine is necessary.

    What are your nitrate levels?

    What size is the tank?
     
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    4 weeks running.. You shouldnt even have fish in that tank yet..
     
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    It would be good to hook up.

    Bout it being way to early to even have fish, maybe rite but my demsels are doing just fine.
     
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    OMG Shaun... you're back? nice to see...:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome To MASA...

    I started with the same 2 fish and they doin well.... A couple of clowns, a clean up crew, and some blue/green chromis.... good fish to get. Please tell us your tank specs... that will make a huge difference to what you can and cant keep...;)
     
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    Hey thanks for the welcome back ;)

    Never really left just been hectic busy at work and all over the country on installations :(

    Otherwise my tank is looking decent considering and I will in the next few weeks post a few pics :thumbup:
     
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