12-26-2009, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by fishesfriend
stocking ideas these are ideas not the stocking list.
- goby pistol shrimp pair
- royal grama
- a mandarin goby
- pair of clowns
- fire fish
- yellow headed jawfish
- yellow headed sleeper goby
- banggia cardinal trio
im glad this is only the ideas and not the list
. i just wanted to make that clear once more for anyone reading this thread. the mandarin goby unfortunately wont work. excellent colors but wont survive long term in a small tank, even a very mature small tank as they eat copepods by the thousands.
the bangais in a trio will kill off the weakest of the three. if you are going with these fish you should also be sure to buy only tank raised specimens.
the pair of clowns and the goby/shrimp pair sounds like a good stocking list to me. remember if the tanks a 40 breeder and you have 50-60 pounds of live rock ( about how much there should be, if not aittle more ) then you must keep in mind that the rock and sand (esp. a deep sand bed) displace alot of water.