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post #1 of 6 Old 06-18-2010, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Adding some fish to the 187 gallon

I would like to add some fish to my big tank, but I have some concerns. I would be adding them at different times, with the dascyllus going in last. These are all the fish in the tank.

2 True Percula Clownfish (a little nippy toward the next animals but not that bad)
2 Clarki Clownfish (very peaceful and slightly smaller then the percs)
1 Royal Gramma
1 Bicolor Angelfish
1 PJ Cardinal

I am looking at very hardy fish, if you get my drift. I would like to add (in this order):
9 Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)
7 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel (Chrysiptera parasema)
1 Talbot's Damsel (Chrysiptera talboti)
5 Pink Smith Damsel (Pomacentrus smithi)
1 Hippo Tang (Paracanthus hepatus)
1 Desjardini Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardini)
7 Humbug Damsel (Dascyllus auranus)


If the humbugs don't work, I'll leave them out. Also would all these damsels live together? I would add the yellow tailed blues, talbot's, and Pink smiths at the same time.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-19-2010, 11:07 AM
woah thats quiet a lot of fishes looks like you did you homework as you have a list.good luck with it and when you free can you upload the tank would love to see it ?? thanks =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-23-2010, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Decided not to add the dascyllus or the hippo tang. I ended up getting 7 yellow tailed blue damsels and 3 smith's damsels today. So far so good and they school marvelously. My LFS is going to order me a school of green chromis and also a group of 7 talbot's damsels apparently, along with some blue chromis and chromis multilineatus, and some more PJ cardinals! I guess I'm going to have alot of little fish! Here's the new stock list. It may sound slightly crowded, but with the tank height and the separate areas for the schools, along with my large filter/refugium I think I'm all set. Besides 10 little chromis put out a lot less waste than a single 10 inch grouper or lionfish.

1 Bicolor Angel*
1 Royal Gramma*
5 PJ Cardinal*
2 True Percula Clownfish**
2 Clarki Clownfish**
3 Smithi Damselfish***
7 Yellowtailed Blue Damselfish*******
7 Green Chromis
5 Blue Chromis
5 Chromis multilineatus
7 Talbot's Damselfish
1 Yellow Tang
1 Desjardin's Sailfin Tang
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-24-2010, 04:45 PM
better not add them all at once.the tank will get stressed out if you know what i mean.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-24-2010, 06:04 PM
How do you think your angel will like and those damselfish when the grow up. I've heard that 2 tangs are more of an issue than 3.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-24-2010, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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So far the damsels are all fine. I would not be adding the other schools at the same time. I will only be adding different species at the same time when I am adding the 2 tangs. I'm not too worried about the bicolor.

16 Tanks and counting...

187 Gallon Reef in Progress:
Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, Smithi Damsels, True Percula Clownfish, Royal Gramma, Bicolor Angelfish, Red Montipora, Purple Montipora, Green Montipora, purple with lime green center zoanthids, red zoanthids, red mushroom anemones, green and pink mushroom anemone, Red Pocillopora, Red/Blue Mushroom Anemone, Caulerpa prolifera, Assorted Hermits, Astraea Snails, a Turbo Snail. More organisms on the way!
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