Thanks. We are extremely chuffed. Can't wait to get our fish in. Will start stocking early Jan. Have read we should first get all our corals in. So now we are hunting around for a few small frags to add to the setup, then get the fish in.
Our fish list looks something like this at the moment :
1 X Firefish (goby)
1 X Citron Goby
1 X Neon Goby
1 X Flame Angel
1 X Green Chromis.
Thanks for the advice. The firefish is purely for its looks, the citron for its looks and sandsifting, and the neon goby for its cleaning abilities. What would recommendations be? Anyone know if these will co-exist? Also, any opinions on the flame angel in the nano? Oh, I quite like the pink anthias (sp?). Would they be too big for the nano?
anthias can be difficult to keep, they requre constant feeding, and in you nano you cannot afford to chuck too much food in, i think you should stick to the first list you made, with the possible exception of the renowned carper surfer the firefish (i had one, it hit te deck infront of me twice before it did it infront of the dog - it didn't get another chance. and that was in a 200gallon tank not a nano.
Ah, the genera Gobiosoma and Elacatinus, mainly of the western Atlantic. These sparkling black, white, and blue or gold jewels should be as common in marine aquariums as Corydoras catfishes in freshwater tanks; no, more so.
These slivers of happiness are extremely hardy and of great utility; ideal first fish for the new marine hobbyists as they will pick off parasites and dead tissue from your other fishes.
Sounds like this might be a bit problematic, the citron goby;-
The Citron Goby, also sometimes referred to as the Citrin or Clown Goby, is a small yellow fish with blue vertical lines around the eyes and gills, and a blue horizontal line along the dorsal fin.
It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium and prefers branched corals, often resting on them for hours at a time. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but will fight with its own kind in smaller tanks. It is best if it is kept with other docile species.
It will spawn while in the aquarium, laying eggs that sink into the coral branches where they are protected, however, the young have rarely been reared successfully.
The diet of the Citron Goby should consist of a variety of brine shrimp, frozen mysid shrimp, and table shrimp. Once acclimated, some will accept frozen food preparations for carnivores. If housed in a reef tank, it needs to be fed once a day. If housed in a tank without substrate, it will require several feedings per day.