11-08-2009, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by terryap
By the way, let me know what you think of my stock plan for my 65 gallon:
2 clowns (which I already have)
1 tang (not sure which kind yet, was thinking either kohl tang or hippo tang, I also really like the powder brown)
1 angel ( lemon peel, coral beauty or flame)
1 sailfin blenny
2 Firefish (the red ones) - I know they are jumpers, but I will have a lid, and I think they are beautiful fish
let me know what you think, or if you have any other ideas or suggestions.
Looks like a good list. Naturally, I have some opinions. 8)
The Power Brown Tang is an absolute no. If you buy this fish, just don't tell me about it because I will probably throw my computer across the room and declare the entire hobby lost forever. Of all the fish most regularly seen at the LFS, this one is inexcusable. They are ridiculously impossible to keep alive, withering away from internal parasites and poor collection practices. I can't remember the last time I saw a healthy one. Bottom line, not only should we not purchase this fish, but we need to tell the LFS to please stop ordering this fish.
Of your 3 angels, the Lemon Peel is more difficult, but the other 2 are very easy to keep, and the Lemon Peels are not overly difficult if you are careful to select a good fish.
I have said before that a Blue Hippo Tang is stretching the limits, but probably workable.
Everything else looks great.