FO tank with butterflies?

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  1. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Hi, i am looking to put a fish only tank with live rock together, approx 350L tank and 200L sump. Now, wanna try some of the "easy to keep" butterflies like:

    Bannerfish
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    Raccoon
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    Auriga
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    Yello Longnose
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    And then maybe a dwarf angel.
    either a bicolor
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    or a flame angel
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    and cinamon clown
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    So do any of you guys have a problem with the fish list etc ? :)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    List looks good, what about a clown trigger and a picasso trigger?
     
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    list looks good, but make sure you ahve a good pod population, especially in the begginning as this will help if they battle to feed on frozen or artificial, especially that long nosed.
     
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    yeah, i was thinking of adding the clown(s) first, do you think there will be any aggresion issues ? Longnose last, one more thing i want 1 of everything except clowns and banner fish, how many banner fish do you think i can get away with 2 or 3 ?
     
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    oh and i would love a trigger, just that they are so agro. What about a niger trigger ?
     
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    Niger trigger is awesome. You just cannot keep any small chromis with it though.
     
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    If its FO then you dont have to go with the plain looking niger. You could easily look at some of the more colourful triggers....but 350l isnt that big and i think a trigger will be cramped for swimming space....id skip them personally
     
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    yeah have been doing some reading, most of them grow to 10"+ and min tank recommended tank size is 70 gal, but i dont like keeping fish in the bare minimum requirements
     
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    why do you not try a cool/deep water fish only tank
    that will be interesting
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    hi yuri, what exactly would that include, but i also guess that would require a chiller ? i just want to run a huge skimmer with a huge dsb :p
     
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    deep water fish need cooler water and fish from japan fish like that
    a chiller for a small tank is not that much
    like deep water pygmy angels Centropyge colini,Centropyge multicolor
    there is also deep water butterflys like Chaetodon tinkeri,Chaetodon declevis
    big angels like Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis ,maze angel that is a hybrid
    triggers like Xanthichthys ringens
    Liopropoma carmabi
    so there is lots and lots of fish
     
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    Sounds awesome with all the butterflies... You can propably get away with 3 banners but I think 2 would be best.
     
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    ok, think the tank dimensions will be 1250x600(h)x750(w). So this will give me more options when i start to stock
     
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    I like the butterfly idea. And the other fish you want to include ar also beauts. The trigger idea is cool except that once its bigger or fully grown, considering the size of your tank and the amount of other fish you want to include, it can harrass other more passive fish and you may have to remove it. A more docile trigger to consider would be a blue face trigger.

    Just try to remember to plan the introduction of your fish from the least aggressive first to the more aggressive last.

    Clown tempriment - depends on which clown you plan to introduce. I had bad experiences with Maroon and Tomato Clowns. Once they claim their territory they can be quite boisterous towards other fish that are less aggressive. Less aggressive clowns in my experience are Ocellaris clowns.
     
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