How much livestock allowed in tank?

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  1. Peanut

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    Hi fellow reefkeepers

    I am now in the process of planning my final additions to my 24-gallon tank and need to research max number of livestock for the tank.

    Recomendations would be greatly appreciated.

    So far:

    2 x turbo snail
    1 x hermit crab
    1 x blue cheek goby
    1 x scooter goby
    1 x firecracker shrimp (if he is still alive and in hiding)

    1 x fan worm (tubeworm)
    2 x soft corals (not sure which ones - to host clown fish).


    My final wishlist (if allowed in tank(
    2 x clown
    1 x dory (tang???)
    1 x bright yellow fish

    Comments??
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you sure these arent anonomes? got pics?

    these regal tangs need perfect water conditions as they stress easily and prone to white spot

    this is probably a yellow tang, they need a big tank to swim, like most tangs
     
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    The clowns will only work if they're a mated pair as they are very territorial. Your tank is way too small for a tang - any tang! Tangs need lots of swimming space and they usualy get quite big, rather get a dwarf angel.
    A yellow fish you can get a midas blenny, they're quite cute little carracters and very active swimmers.
     
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    IMHO you dont have the space for Tangs, Regal tangs are also extremely fast growing .... There are many other fish that would satisfy your colour and space requirements.
     
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    get the tang out that's not cool. :(
    i had a 24gall nano and had a great selection of fish i would suggest only 4 max 5
    I had a
    Midas Blenny (Whicked fish)
    2 false perke clowns
    and a Jumping bean the end.
     
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    :whistling: oops - quite correct, anenomies.

    OK - Tang - OUT!!!

    Will look at midas blennie and ask for clowns to be a mated pair - if not will then get another type of fish.:razz:

    Would this 4 / 5 include the 2 x goby's I already have?
     
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    yep bro they also sh#t
     
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    what tank do you have bro?
     
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    She said a 24 gallon tank in the first post, same size as your one ;)
     
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    Just refresh my memory, your tank is only running for a few weeks if I'm not mistaken? You only added the cleanup crew the other day if I recall correctly?
    If those are anemonies, your setup is way to new for them. A tank should be at least 6 months mature, 9-12 months is actually better. Anemonies need strong light as well to survive. Do you have a picture for us?
     
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    Ok - to avoid future conufusion

    He is actually She :wave2:
     
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    Tank is now running two months and clean-up crew been in for three weeks.

    Will post pics of anenomies tonight.
     
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    lol!

    funny i kept marines 15yrs ago, with only one canister filter, one bag of filter media, and a uv sterilizer, it was a 50gal reef tank which i ran for 3 yrs before it cracked
     
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    what type of nennies do you have??
     
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    Fixed it before you posted already - Sorry :notworthy:
     
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    i had the same tank bro. k if you have nemmies the lights in that tank are not sufficient however there is a way to put another 24watt bulb.
     
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    just wanna to check the brand. Just so i could tell that the standard lights are a bit shocking for keeping nemmies :thumbup:
     
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    Besides the lights, the tank is not matured enough for nemmies :(
     
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