How much livestock allowed in tank?

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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

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2 x soft corals (not sure which ones - to host clown fish).
you sure these arent anonomes? got pics?

1 x dory (tang???)
these regal tangs need perfect water conditions as they stress easily and prone to white spot

1 x bright yellow fish
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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you sure these arent anonomes? got pics?
: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:

i had a 24gall nano and had a great selection of fish i would suggest only 4 max 5
Would this 4 / 5 include the 2 x goby's I already have?
 

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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?
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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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?

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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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:
Besides the lights, the tank is not matured enough for nemmies :(
 

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