necessary fish

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  1. MouseMan

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    Hi guys. I need some advice on fish. I currently have a coral only tank a mix of lps and sps.

    What fish are necessary to keep this system running at its best.

    I don't want to keep anything I don't need...

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    Stunning system!
    So you don't want to keep fish that don't do a job in your tank?
     
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    Thanks man. I no some fish are needed to keep the system running.
    For grazing or taking care of parasites etc
     
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    What size tank?
    Maybe a tang if the tank is big enough. I've herd good things about lawnmower bennies in smaller tanks.

    Filefish eat aiptasia.
    Copperband too.

    Cleaner wrassr eats the parasites off fish. They don't tend to last long unless you can get it onto frozen foods.
     
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    How's a fox face ?
     
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    I reckon too small for a fox face.
    Maybe a lawnmower blenny.
     
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    Thanks bru
     
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    Tank is too small for tangs and rabbitfish (foxface included). If you want a herbivore then go for a blenny. Dwarf angel also an option, but they are risky with corals, especially the open brains you have.
     
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    Tank looks good. You don't need fish to keep the tank running
     
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    Hi guys. Thanks for the response, really appreciate it. I've managed to get my hands on a lawnmower Blenny this morning let's see how it goes
     
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    Lawnmower Blenny's are predominantly algae eaters, judging by the looks of your tank, there is no algae for it to eat :p If not you will have to supplement his feeding with vegetable based foods and Nori. :)
     
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    Lawnmower Blennies are awesome little fish. I had a guy who used to eat so much algae he looked like he swallowed a marble. They also leave kiss marks on the glass where they have take algae off.

    Ps You tank looks awesome.
     
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    Maybe a wrasse, goby or a firefish, anyting in that area.
     
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    Lawnmower Blennies, and some others actually can nip at SPS
     
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