Will i be overstocked?

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  1. ziyaadb

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    Will i be overstocked?
    HI all

    I have decided on my final fish list, i currently have:
    Midas Blenny
    Jumping bean angel
    Dotty back
    2 green chromis
    I have ordered 6 Talbots Damsels as the final fish for the tank,
    Tank is 360L with DSB, Cheato and octo Orca 135 recirc skimmer

    Will i be overstocked for a SPS dominated tank?
     
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  3. Sentari

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    hmmm i would put more in :)

    get some more chromis they look nice in a big group
     
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    Not at all. Still space for a few more fish. The skimmer is a bomb. Also with proper husbandry, your SPS will glow :)
     
  5. Zuna

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    im sure you could still add a few of those Anthias you wanted to get
     
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    Agreed...still some space there dude!!
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    guys I know that i can add more but i want the fish to have lotsa room but i also want to have a GREAT safety margin in any power loss instances plus fewer fish = less waste + ability to feed the fewer fish more often. Zuna i really only want a MAle anthias for the wife i dont really like the females. If i can get a male i am sorted
     
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    6 damsels of any kind in a tank that size will leave you with two, not enough territory for them.
    There is `space` for other fish but i`d advise against 6 of one specie of damsel.
    Even 2 electric blues , two yellow tail blues and two of another would be better.
    You asked but it is just my 2cents
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    thanks Midas, thats hectic. so you think they will kill each other even though from what i read that these are some of the most placid damsels?
     
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    You definateyl wont be overstocked but Robin makes a good point with the damsels
     
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    @ziyaadb If you have a few damsels like 5 or 6 normally only one or two survive. However if you have say 20 most live for many years.

    Few fish in a tank is also not a good idea. It gives the dominant ones less competition and they single out the weaker ones killing them. You need to find a balance that you will observe over time.

    So yes I'm with Tony & Robbin
     
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