What fish for 400L - 6ft

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    HI all

    as you know i am still researching on converting the 6ft tank to marine what i would like to know is what species can i keep the tank dimensions are 1800*450W*500.

    I am looking for fish that would have great personalities are hardy and easy to feed as i dont want them starving ;)
     
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    Sailfin tangs, yellow tangs, blennie's, goby's, some pygmy angels (coral beauty's, bi-color)...
    NO butterflies, regal angels, emperor angels, regal tangs, powder blue / brown tangs...

    If you want: clown-fish, chromis (damsels fight - unless you have a LOT of damsels, then the fighting should be minimal)....
     
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    tangs and angels,my choice ;)
     
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    do u mean No as in i Cant keep them
     
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    they are either not reef safe or are very hard to keep
     
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    no need to worry about reef as i am not keeping any corals
     
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    then you can have butterflies and angels :p
     
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    i dont really see any problems in keeping Butterflies,as these were the some of the first fish i kept in my FOWLR setups.Jacques any particular reason why you say No butterflies?
     
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    Ditto to what Ocean said - they are either notorious for dying, OR they eat coral polyps.... OR (in the regal/powder blue/brown tangs' case) they get whitespot - sometimes to badly that they either die, or infect the other fish....

    AND - some of these are just meant to be in tanks that have been matured for AT LEAST a year or more!
     
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    Mekaeel - MOST butterflies you get at LFS' are usually EXTREMELY difficult to get to feed. And MOST of them die after one week of keeping them in our tanks, because they would not feed.

    Just remember that you are VERY lucky, that you catch butterflies (mostly) from South African waters..... They might be different in the fact that they eat readily (maybe)....

    BUT NOT the one's that are imported and sold by LFS'......
     
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    yeah i guess you right,mines were all local and damn strong
     
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    thanks for the info gents, Yo mekaeel once my tank is sorted u think u can sort me out with 1 or 2 of those butterflies?
     
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    dont think it will be a problem,but im not too sure if our laws allow to give local fish to friend (this confusion with the laws has been going on forever).but otherwise when/ if you come to Durbz,im sure i can take you to some spots
     
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    NO problem then will hook up a diving suit and make a swim to the deep :thumbup:
     

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