What to do , What to do

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  1. Garethr

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    Hi Guys,

    Need help ,

    My 450L tank and 150L sump is doing well,

    This is what I currently have stocked in my tank

    1 x Hawaiin Yellow Sailfin Tang (Small)
    1 x Purple Tang (Small)
    2 x Onix Clowns
    1 x Bicolour Blenny
    1 x Diomand watchman Goby (same size)
    1 x Golden head Goby ( same size)
    1 x Banana Wrasse
    1 x Fire Goby
    1 x BTA
    1 x Hammer coral
    1 x fire cracker shrimp
    1 x cleaner shrimp
    3 x pepperment shrimp

    Good clean up crew

    So far so good !

    My question is - can i get more trophy fish that arent aggressive??
    all I want is a good balance of peace in my tank

    Can I add more fish like sea goldies (10)

    what is my limit on something like this

    I dont want to be over stocked but I also dont want to look empty

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    I cant see your pic , but I personally wouldnt add any more fish , those tangs grow quickly and large , also a purple can become a terror in some instances. If you really want to add another fish or two , why not look at the cardinal sp
     
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    Very nice background!!! Just hope you can keep it clean...
     
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    Well, it's only the 2 tangs that are gonna get big, but the sailfin will get really big, so maybe steer clear of anymore big fish. As Frans says, some small fish like cardinals or a school of chromis will add lots of interest. I would add a centropyge as they don't get too big. A cleaner wrasse won't go amiss either
     
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    Thanks Mudshark , is a centropyge a dwarf angel? - like a flame? wont he fight?
     
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    What about a foxface ?

    I was thinking 7/8 sea goldies?
     
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    Only with other centropyges. They are territorial, some more than others. Flame is fine. Just introduce it last so that territories are already established.

    Foxface gets big as well, but is peacefull. Goldies are great but require at least 3 feedings a day. Chromis also prefer frequent feeds, but are not as finicky as goldies.
     
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    How would you sustain 3 feeds a day - mechanically as they eat plankton?
     
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    In the ocean they eat plankton continuously, so you need to re-create similar conditions in your tank which has no plankton.
     
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    How long has the tank been running?
     
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    Cool, from the pic the tank looks very new and clean. Somewhat sterile. IMO you might want to get some algae and coralline going to give it a bit more of that natural look. The tangs you have really need something to browse on so a little algae growth will help in this department.
     
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    Once goldies are eating flakes I have found that they do well on just two feeding per day. I feed mine in the morning before I go to work and at about 8.
     
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    my first reaction was the same as NJ as to the age of the system, especially with it having a BTA in there. Personally i am not certain that system is maturing like it should and i would shy away from adding too many more fish untill the LR looks a little less barren and white. What LR do you have? or is it all base rock (cement based)?

    for a 450l id also say stay clear of any more tangs, a dwarf angel will be great as would a few other wrasses, perhaps fairy wrasses or leopard wrasses. I see you have a yellow and white wrasse there, ive never kept one but as i recall they can be real territorial and it might be in the tanks intrest to swap that fish. The plain yellow bannah wrasses is a far better choice.

    id be inclinded to add chromis before anthias to this tank, especially if feeding might be problematic.
     
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    He has the banana wrasse.
     
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    fair enough lets move off common names....he has the Halichoeres leucoxanthus which i have known to be more agressive as it matures and feeds fairly heavily of feather dusters, tube worms and possibkly ornimental shrimp as it matures.

    the wrasse i prefer is the Halichoeres chrysus which is all yellow, with black dots on dorsal (if i recall correctly) and near the tail. Its a far more peaceful wrasse often eating flat worms, fire worms and occasionally ive heard of it cleaning other fish of parasites
     
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    I do feel very guilty about my BTA , I don’t know how to fish it out without hurting it , it does expand though and seems to be settled and growing well. My clowns also love it to pieces...
     
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