Suggestions for more fish!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Elrond, 5 Aug 2011.

  1. Elrond

    Elrond

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    Folks,

    My system is up and running, and after 8 months I finally have all the fish in it alive and well:

    Bi-colour Blenny
    Yellow Tang
    Regal Tang
    Copperband Butterfly
    Firegoby
    Sixline Wrasse
    Clown
    Diamondback Goby

    I thought that once I had all these fish, the tank would be full and appear lively and active, I still find it looks a bit sparce from a fish perspective.

    I'd love a Powderblue Tang or a Sailfin, but I reckon the Yellow Tang will be a bit agressive towards them (he is towards the Copperband).

    My system is 700x700x650.

    Any suggestions?

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  3. RiaanP

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    nope, forget about more Tangs. They need some lengths in their tanks. And you got a cube.

    1 Blue Yellow tail damsel.
    Mate for your clown.

    Cleaner shrimps.
     
  4. crispin

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    well for one you could look at 'filler fish' things that take up a section of the tank and fill the space as such. most coimmon are blue green chromis or anthias, but you could also get some cardinals. I wouldnt suggest bangai as they tend to be very static and wont achieve the selce of movement you are looking for.

    ypou could also look towards a pair of Tile fish, they can be incredible once they have settled and have a space in the tank they use as 'home' and then emerge from the reef, a very underated fish, but they are known to jump, and be found on the Tiles so a well covered aquarium is needed.

    Else a small group of various wrasses would work, fairy wrasses or guiniefowls wrasses would be my choice. but only a few as the six line might be aggresive towards them.

    the instead of more tangs (seeing as you have a few) i would suggest a trigger. Niger are nice, but id personally go for amale blue throat or a crosshatch trigger if you can find one.

    i'll add some more ideas later but theres a start
     
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    Anthias or chromis, IMPO you have enough big fish.
     
  6. Elrond

    Elrond Thread Starter

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    Riaan, I have 2 cleaners... funny one on the Damsel :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Thanks crispin, I'll do some googling on those! :)
     
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    crispin - are all the triggers you mentioned reefsafe?
     
  8. crispin

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    they are considered reef safe as in wont hammer your corals, inverts like shrimp might be a meal though. they have great personalities though :)
     
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