Schooling fish

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by mike Bushie, 9 Aug 2008.

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What is the best schooling fish

Poll closed 19 Aug 2008.
  1. chromis

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. Anthias

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. other (and name them pls)

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie

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    Which is the best schooling fish

    Chromis
    Anthias
    Other and name them
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Chromis and Anthias are awsome in a small tank (over 250l for schooling)
    Yellow tangs are excellent in a tank larger 3m or more.
     
  4. Warr7207

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    Mike are you upgrading ?

    To get fish to school you need size.

    Out of the two fish you listed the Chromis is the easier to keep but the Anthias are definitely more pretty
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    If you can find them chalk bass look pretty cool too - only grow to about 50mm too.
     
  6. Zookeeper

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    Regal tangs always look great together.
     
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    niger triggers:p

    anthias will win open hands
     
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    how about a school of lionfish?? ::p

    my vote goes to anthias! :) Also chromis are damsels so i'd not get any seeing as you've got them clowns
     
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    jUST IN CASE THIS IS READ BY A NEW STARTER TO MARINES, THE GUYS WERE JOKING, SCHOOLS OF NIGER TRIGGERS, REGAL TANGS AND LIONFISH, MAY NOT BE THAT SUCCESSFUL IN A SMALL TANK;)



    Plenty of smileys please fellas;)
     
  10. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    :) wee-man
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Mike, you never know ;)
     
  12. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    shame to however thinks a school of lionfish is cool. good luck sticking your hand in that tank :)
     
  13. Ocean

    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    Just got two anthias, got them two eat yesterday. They ar real cool, they win hand down for colours and shape!
     
  14. Rory

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    Do they school?
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Who? Ocean or the fish:lol:
     
  16. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder

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    I want to try a school of Powder Blues in my new big tank. Has anyone ever succeded with this, any useful info will be great.
     
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    Powder blues are solitary and by their nature very territorial, other tangs would suit a shoal, yellows or convicts for example.
     
  18. Ocean

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    They go close to each other now and then.
     
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    Lol, that's bound to happen in any tank with more than 1 fish :p
     
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    Hahaha! I think they could school just as well as any clown pair :p hehe
     
  21. Bob the (reef)builder

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    I've seen three before in a 2000l system. There are also ten or so yellows. None of them school as such in this system. But they have been there for a while and are fat and healthy.

    I don't need them to actually school. But would like to be able to put a bunch in. The tank will be about 4000l.
     
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