Fish list for open top tank

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    So i asked this in my thread but thaught i should post so everyone can give an input.

    my dt is 90 liter with a sump of about 40 liters. My tank has about 18 kg of liverock in.

    the specs for the fish i need are as follows:

    1. They musnt jump as my tank is open top

    2. They shouldnt be too finicky with regards to food and water params
    i have alot of hiding spots and alot of holes all over my rockwork.


    so any suggestions are welcome please one and everyone.
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Is it going to be reef or fish only?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    How about a royal gramma or midas blennie? Got both in my nano, they eat like pigs and add awesome colour! My tank is open top as well and no probs thus far!
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Anyone else?
     
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    Flame Angel, Bi-colour angel, Clowns...
     
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    Prawn Goby, Coral Beauty or flame angel a must IMO.
     
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    how about a small puffer?
     
  10. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Do u get dwarf puffers?
     
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    Clowns, gobies, damsels maybe a dwarf lion...
     
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    Hello Johan - yes you do - you get toby's..... some really awesome one's! ;)
     
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    flame angel in a 90lt? na the poor fish lol.

    royal gramma,royal dotty back,flame gobe any goby actually....orchid dotty back if you can find one! then theres a yellow watchmans goby and since your nano is 90lt a small midas blennie should do fine also....

    i still say a small tomato clown ;)
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Would some sort of fairy wrasse work? I have a bi color blennie, i was thinking of adding these.

    bi color blennie
    fairy wrasse
    some goby
    some dwarf puffer.

    i would like to have shrimps again tho so maybe having a puffer is not such a good idee(if they eat shrimps)

    el se i might go back to my original plan of

    a dwarf lion
    a fairy wrasse
    and the bi colour blennie
     
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    Canthigaster valentini the Valentine Puffer is extremely beautiful and dont need alot of swimming space. shrimps will be eaten though.
     
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    dwarf lions will eat any small fish,besides maybe a grouper:p

    that bi color could be an expensive dwarf lion meal....
     
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    How about just a lion as teh fish in the tank it would looks wesome!!!
     
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    yup would look great but try and put hands in to re arrange anything if he or she is grumpy?
     
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    Yes Johan. A fairy wrasse or 2 would also be awesome. That said - also look at Flasher wrasses, 6 line wrasse.....
     
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    those 6 line wrasses become aggro..so be warned!
     
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    flippin aggro! mine killed any new wrasse(banana,radiant,fairy etc) i added and he just doesnt die:p
    he even took out a few clowns and my poor little royal gramma(the gramma lived i managed to return it to the LFS)

    terror of my tank for the last four years! plus i paid 50 bucks for him lol just shows the quality of cheap fish...
     
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