My stocking thread - Mixed reef

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Papitto, 16 Sep 2014.

  1. Papitto

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    So I decided to begin planning my stocking list for fish, inverts and coral.
    My coral wishlist will be limited to the following:
    Zoas & Palys
    Rics Florida
    Star polyps
    Maybe some mushrooms
    Accent coral I really would like an Elegance :)
    I also wanna get 1 or 2 LPS e.g. hammer or frogspawn.

    Fish:
    I'm really not sure at the moment, but I visited a non sponsor store not far from me. The fish I'm interested in getting but need advice on for my setup are below:
    Female Pencil wrasse OR Yellow wrasse?

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  3. Papitto

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    The store also had the following but I'm not sure if reef safe.
    Yellow fin angel.
    Nebulous wrasse
    Clarkii clowns
    Tomato clowns
    True percula clowns
    Black false percula clowns
    Many different butterflies I don't know the names of.

    But ideally, I want a pair of true percula clowns; 3 or 4 blue/green chromis; Anthias and a wrasse. Maybe a ich free blue regal tang and yellow tang.
     
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    I have a yellow wrasse that I got with my nano tank and he is doing very well.
    They fun to watch coz he darts back and forth and round the rock work looking for pods to snap up. He is a jumper though and has jumped everytime someone startled him. But has survived 15 suicide attempts!

    But they are awesome characters and at night he darts into the substrate only to emerge the next morning again.

    That's my 10cents.
     
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    my advice for fish is as follows
    Yellow fin angel - stay away from
    Nebulous wrasse - rather get a 6 line or canary wrasse
    Clarkii clowns - get perc clowns that are tank bred
    Tomato clowns - agro fish
    True percula clowns - good choice
    Black false percula clowns - good choice
     
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    good choice
     
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    I don't want to start trouble but I became highly upset when I saw the conditions these fish are exposed to at the lfs. I complained to the manager about the state some of them were in and I know the store well and their husbandry leaves much to be desired. It was very sad to see such beauty swimming around in muck. Even felt like asking them if could inspect their systems to the benefit of their livestock.
     
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