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  1. johannes rall

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    Hi people.I want to get my first fish in my newly recycled tank and dont know what to start with.Any suggetions from you guys?:blush:
     
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    Green Chromis, Anthias, maybe a percular clown. Stay away from any damsels, LFS always have them, but they are nasty. In a few months move to a yellow tang or regal tang.
    Take your time.
    PS Try find small Chromis'
    PPS. How big is your system?
     
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    its 1200x450x450
     
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    Dont you need anemones for clowns
     
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    No you dont , they will host (live) in a lot of soft corals
     
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    so green chromis ,anthias and percular clown is it no other suggestions
     
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    blennies , hawkfish , gobys there are lots...I would even look at one of the smaller tang sp
     
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    Hi Johannes,

    A newly cycled tank should be stocked slowly as not to load the bioload to quickly. There are many excellent fish to begin with but you have to decide what you want to achieve in the end. Read up on the different species you are interessted in and ask questions if you are not sure. As Frans said a clownfish do not need an anenome to survive or be happy. An anenome needs a very mature and stable tank to be happy and kept succesfully.

    Good luck with your new tank and enjoy.
     
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    I would not recommend anthias as they can be picky eaters and need to be fed often. Perhaps just stay away from them for now
     
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    Take romano's advice stock slowly so that your bacteria can grow with your bio load.

    Neon goby
    six line wrasse ( does need pods as part of its diet )
     
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    Kaudern's Cardinal (Pterapogon kauderni) (locally its the banghai cardinal)
    p-77880-kaudern-cardinal.jpg

    Neon Blue Goby (Elacatinus oceanops)
    p-80275-neon-blue-goby.jpg

    Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenteri) - can be a jumper
    p_75683_carpenters-wrasse.jpg
     
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    Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa) - you will have to get it eating in the QT before you can put it in the DT.
    p-66102-Coral-Beauty.jpg

    Ocellaris Clownfish, Tank Bred (Amphiprion ocellaris) - Nemo .. beware of brook. Rather buy tank bred or from a guy on the forum
    p-80188-clownfish.jpg

    Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani) - on the aggro side
    p-90003-fridmani.jpg

    Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) - you cant have any other wrasses if you have a lined wrasse
    p-24066-wrasse.jpg

    Spotted Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) - locally its the pajama cardinal
    p-39336-cardinalfish.jpg
     
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    There are some nice options.. Many more are in the link I pasted.. Research before you buy, ask us and stock slowly... Remember only bad things happen fast ;)
     

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