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post #11 of 23 Old 12-31-2009, 06:09 PM
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what a gorgeous fish!!!! not sure about this species though, but MAN it's beautiful
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post #12 of 23 Old 12-31-2009, 08:27 PM
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Great fish, but they are jumpers! Be sure to have a tight fitting lid.
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post #13 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Ok. Mandarin is out until I have a much bigger tank. I planned on waiting a year but 46 seems to be about 1/3rd what I would consider the minimum tank size.

Current stocking list:

1 False Perc CLown
1 Black False Perc Clown
1 Diamond Watchman Goby

I am now at a loss as to what to add.

How many chromis can I get away with?
Which wrasse should I look at?
1 Eibli angelfish
Is a royal gramma to aggresive or should I opt for a bicolor psuedochromis?

What is the total number of fish that I can keep in the 46? I know my stocking options are limited.
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-03-2010, 09:22 PM
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Is a royal gramma to aggresive or should I opt for a bicolor psuedochromis?
What is the total number of fish that I can keep in the 46?
The BiColor pseudochromis is MUCH more aggressive than a Royal Gramma. Pitt Bull vs. Poodle.

When it comes to total fish the issue is more dependant upon the aquascapping and exact fish choices. As a rule of thumb, think 4 to 8 fish. But again, how many are open water vs. rock dwelling will greatly impact this number.
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post #15 of 23 Old 01-14-2010, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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I am really at a loss of what to add next.

Current stock:
2 false percs
1 diamond goby

What do you guys recommend that will stay fairly peaceful and will somewhat reef safe?

The only non reed safe fish I want to add is a Eibli angel.
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-15-2010, 06:35 AM
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The possibilities are endless. You might find this site helpful:
Fish Index

Anthias, Baslets, Blennies, Cardinals, Gobies, Hawkfish, Dottybacks, Fairy or Flasher Wrasses.

This is rather large selection. Just browse around and see what you can find. Personally, I think an Exquisite Fairy Wrasse would really complete the tank.
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post #17 of 23 Old 01-19-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Decided the next fish into the tank will be 3 small green/blue chromis, a small yellow watchman goby and a cleaner shrimp.
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post #18 of 23 Old 01-29-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Decided the next fish into the tank will be 3 small green/blue chromis, a small yellow watchman goby and a cleaner shrimp.
After day 1 one of the chromis died. It is now day 10 and the remaining 2 chromis, the shrimp and the yellow watchman is doing well. How many days should I QT for?
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I would Q for 3 weeks, if everything goes perfect.
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post #20 of 23 Old 01-31-2010, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Current stocking list:

2 false perc clowns
1 diamond watchman
9 scarlet hermits
1 emerald crab
10 blue legged hermits

In QT - to be added next weekend:
2 Blue Green Chromis
1 Yellow Watchman Goby
1 Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

How close am I to getting fully stocked?

Do I still have enough room for a wrasse or royal gramma AND a small angel? Should I be looking to add more chromis because I thought they would do better in larger groups (started with 3 but one didn't make it through the first night in QT).
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