Originally Posted by NC Frank
I believe I will finally be setting up the new tank this weekend (and will be asking some questions in a build thread).
No fish will be introduced to the tank until early January at the earliest. I would imagine that I could stock 6 or 7 small fish.
Definite Stock List:
2 False Perc clowns (may substitute with other clowns)
1 Diamond Goby
Probable stock list
1 6 line wrasse or similar
Possible tank mates
1 Flame or coral beauty angelfish
1 either small yellow or blue hippo tang (if possible - I may opt until I am ready to setup the 125).
1 purple firefish
1 royal gramma
1 small damsel
X pajama cardinals
Other suggestions would be appreciated
The false Percs are a good choice, also True Percs (that's what I have) are a great addition. I also have a variation of the Diamond Goby, my LFS called it a "Velentia Goby". Very haPpy with that fish.
About the 6-line. Very nice looking fish, but VERY aggressive. I had one in a 46 bow that chased multiple fish right out of the tank. Much better suited for a larger tank to establish its territory.
The Flame or coral beauty Angel should be fine; be cautious if you are planning corals, because they can nip at polyps.
Firefish and Gramma are fine. Damsels can also be mean fish, so be aware. The PJ Cardinals are a good addition, I personally prefer the Bangaii Cardinal.
Wait for the 125 to put the Tangs in. They grow to about 75% of their adult size in the first year. These small quarters can be compromise the fish's immune system and inhibit their growth. They are better off in a larger tank from the start.