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Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by sandlewood, 19 Jan 2009.

  1. sandlewood

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    Hi all.
    What is the best fish for a new cycled tank?? I know clowns are good, what other fish can i introduce. How many etc??
     
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    others will hate me for saying this, but damsels can make good startes, 1 a month, or maybe 2, just so your filters can grow and accomodate
     
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    Hi Sandlewood - investigate the following:
    - gobies
    - blennie's
    - chromis

    Fish that I would say is slightly more intermediate (or at least the tank should be more aged):
    - pygmy angels (ie. bicolor angels, coral beauty's, flame angels, potter's angels, eibli angels)
    - tangs (ALL)
    - niger triggers

    Fish you STAY AWAY FROM:
    - cleaner wrasses
    - butterfly fish
    - moorish idols
    - pipefish
    - sea horses
     
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    Maybe a sixline wrasse or a firefish or even a midas blenny. Just don't get a midas blenny and a firefish together as the midas blenny will make the little firefish's life hell. Some sixline wrasses can be bullies too. How big is your tank?
     
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    If I was you I would have a look at all the fish you like and then research each and everyone to determine how big they'll get, requirements, etc... Maybe try making a wish list of fish and work from there.
     

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