Which is ideal fish for my tank

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    guys how many fish would be ideal for my tank of 61 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm
    with a volume of 60L and i have a sump of 50 cm x 37.5 cm x 37.5 cm
    of a volume of 60L, thinking of 2x clowns
    1x chromis
    1x lawnmower blennie
    would it be ok or could i add 1 or 2 more
     
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    We (I as in myself) work on the calculation that for every fish you have, 22lt of water is allocated per fish....
     
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    5 fish :)

    does this include a hermit crab + cleaner shrimp
     
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    OCELLARIS: Remember to go with ADULT fish sizes bud :)

    In your tank, i'd say 2 clowns (occ or perc), a lawnmower blenny and a chromis would be cool
     
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    But it also depends on the size of fish. I would not put any tangs in that size tank.
     
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    They are not fish.:whistling::whistling:
     
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    Nope, not inverts, only calculating for fish. You can add all your goggas;)
     
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    thanx matt165

    :) i will go ahead with the 4fish but i also want the hermit crab + cleaner shrimp
    my clean up crew, would this be too much inmates
     
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    I rest my case. Does my posts not show???? LoL
     
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    cool guys so i can add my 2 goggas hey sean, and have my four fish, does a chromis need to be feed very often, ive seen a brazilian gamma , its half neon purple and neon yellow, fancy it , is it a hardy fish
     
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    sorry sean i were in the process of waiting for your post and replying
    so your post only updated once i updated.... sorry
     
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    no tangs for me thalion:), yip they aint no fish they are ivert,but they add to the bio load, so thought i maybe couldnt have them :)
     
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    No problem, and regards to your previous question, yes, you can have your 04 fish and goggas, but remember that your bioload for your tank will be a bit high (Something Alan taught me and he is right. I saw it in my tank)
     
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    hi sean

    i will opt for a cleaner shrimp, hermit crab , 2x clowns (occ or perc) and a lawnmower blennie for now, and in time i will upgrade to bigger and better ;) what say sean ....
     
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    can you keep a chromis by itself i thought that they were shoal fish and they needed to be kept together??? Reason i ask is my one chromis died, so should i get another one???
     
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    hi koeks

    i also read that they are shoal fish
    maybe it died of a broken heart of being lonesome:(
     
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    you may get a few dwarf hermits, as well as a few snails, and a couple of shrimp.

    As for fish, i would say 4 is a good number.

    good luck
     
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    thanx robski

    if i get a couple dwarf hermits would they not
    be territorial towards each other?
    how much do they go for?
     
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    yep they are quiet and hardy and very nice looking non aggressive fish,i had one but i had to remove it same day as my six line wrasse wanted to kill it.....

    is this the fish you talking about?
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    yes falcon, you hit the nail on tha head, i like this fish alot, any idea how much they go for, what catches my fancy is the bright colours,awsome fish dude...
     
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