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Old 01-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #41
 
can't get the pics for now. I was reading a thread on the fish selection ( by Pasfur), and in which order should I add my fish.

I'm at
1. clean up crew
2. clowns
3. goby pair
4. royal gramma/firefish
5. banggai cardinalfishes

is this good?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:35 AM   #42
 
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can't get the pics for now. I was reading a thread on the fish selection ( by Pasfur), and in which order should I add my fish.

I'm at
1. clean up crew
2. clowns
3. goby pair
4. royal gramma/firefish
5. banggai cardinalfishes

is this good?
I would say this is good; the royal gramma and the clowns are probably the most aggressive on this list. I would add the CUC, (is goby pair=shrimp/goby pair, or pair of gobies? and what kind?) goby, banggais, clowns and then the gramma.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:29 AM   #43
 
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I agree with Wake. Also, make sure to give that Gramma a good 3 weeks minimum in Q. They are very ich prone, but very hardy after acclimation to the display.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #44
 
It is a goby with a shrimp. What size Q. tank should I use? How long should a Q. period on my other fish be? Pasfur would a six-line wrasse be an acceptable in this size of tank, if I drop the gramma?

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 AM   #45
 
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A six-line will be extremely aggressive in a tank this small. I had trouble with one in a 46 gallon tank. He chased out a fairy wrasse, a firefish, and was overall just mean to everyone else. This is a Reef-friendly fish, but unfortunately just not a fish-friendly fish. I would put this fish either alone in a 30 gallon to 65 gallon, or in an aggressive tank over 46 gallons, or in a tank over 125 gallons with peaceful fish.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:37 AM   #46
 
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A six-line will be extremely aggressive in a tank this small. I had trouble with one in a 46 gallon tank. He chased out a fairy wrasse, a firefish, and was overall just mean to everyone else. This is a Reef-friendly fish, but unfortunately just not a fish-friendly fish. I would put this fish either alone in a 30 gallon to 65 gallon, or in an aggressive tank over 46 gallons, or in a tank over 125 gallons with peaceful fish.
I agree 100%. The Six Line Wrasse in my 54 reef is an absolute terror.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:13 PM   #47
 
I'm going to take that as a no.

So moving on what size Quarantine do I use.
How long do I use it on just any fish.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:50 PM   #48
 
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I like a minimum of a 10 gallon Q. I keep all fish in Q for a minimum of 3 weeks, with 4 being more often than not. I really observe the fish for the last week or 2, and want to see it become very confident and eager to feed prior to placing it into the display.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:52 PM   #49
 
So with my tank stocking. Would a 10 gallon be good. Do the banggais need to be seperated?
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:15 PM   #50
 
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A 10 gallon is fine for most fish in display tanks under 6 feet in length. You will be fine with a 10 gallon. I personally have no issues adding multiple fish to a Q tank at the same time, and would personally buy the Bangai's at the same time.
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