04-16-2010, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by njudson
40g mixed reef
2 B&W Ocellarius Clowns - definitely getting these someone is already holding the little guys for me
1 Royal Gramma - pretty sure I want one of these and they seem like a good choice based on all I have read
1 Dwarf Angel - probably a Coral Beauty / Flame Angel
1 Wrasse - probably a Mystery / Ornate Wrasse
What do you guys think bio load wise? How about behavior wise?
I think the list is pretty good. A 40 gallon is right at the limit of what I would consider to be reasonable for accurately predicting fish behavior. When you get any smaller than this, a community of fish gets difficult to put together at time.
To be safe you should pick a Coral Beauty, rather than the Flame. The Flame is much more aggressive and will likely dominate a small tank environment. I love the idea of a Mystery Wrasse. This should work out great for you.
By the way, the Royal Gramma is very hardy after acclimation, but is an ich magnet. Be certain to quarantine that fish for a good 3 to 5 week period.
I do want to add that often times the size of the tank is not the limiting factor to the fish load, but the size of the reef structure is. Make certain you have an adequate reef which is well designed with lots of individual areas for the fish to comfortably retreat to and call home.
Last edited by Pasfur; 04-16-2010 at 10:07 AM..