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Brandon 01-04-2007 12:53 PM

Fish and everything list plz help!
 
Ok i've been looking over the internet and i've found some stuff i want. Know don't say that i can't have that many fish because i know that is just some that i want. After you guys tell me what can actually go together and what you would recommend then i will make a disission.

P.s i dont even know if they sell these fish and coral where i live. Also please tell me if its really expensive.

Thanks


Fish

Royal Gramma

Size: 2 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes

Bicolor Blenny

Size: 2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine, Algae
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes

Percula Clownfish - Aquacultured (2)

Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Pellet, Flake
Origin: Aquacultured
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes

Purpleback Pseudochromis

Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Diet: Pellet, Brine, Flake
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor with shrimp

Purple Pseudochromis

Size: 2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor with shrimp

Clown Goby - Green

Size: 1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Live Brine, Plankton
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours

Zebra Goby

Size: 2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Brine, Pellet
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours

Sixline Wrasse

Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Pellet, Flake
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 4+ hours

Please tell me some good clams,shrimp,snails aka cleaners.

Coral

Pink Tip Haitian Anemone

Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Meaty Foods and Strong Lighting
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate

Bubble Coral - Green

Size: 3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Diet: Strong Light, Medium Flow
Origin: Indonesia
Acclimation Time: 1+ hour

Sun Coral - Orange

Size: 3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Diet: Liquid Supplements, Brine, Meaty
Origin: Indonesia
Acclimation Time: 1+ hour

Mushroom Polyp - Green Ricordea

Size: 1 Polyp
Care Level: Easy
Diet: Medium Light, Medium Flow
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate


And some zoos

Sand and Rock

Premium Keys Live Sand - 10lbs

Ultra Premium Fiji Live Rock 12lbs


Saw that stuff on the internet.

If hardley any of this stuff can even go in the same tank (20 gallon - 30 gallon) just tell me because i dont want to kill anything. Also you could give some suggestions on what to add.

Melissa 01-04-2007 01:35 PM

In my opinon i would go with the clowns, the clown goby and the six line wrase. But if its a 20 gallon tank you dont want to add to much. They are all more peacefull and shouldnt pick on eachother. Or if you wanted the royal gramma you could do that too. The corals should all be fine, granted your lighting is good. A cleaner shrimp would also be a good choice. they help to keep the fish disease free.

Blennys and phseudochromis can be territorial and mean in a small tank.

But if you want something different just let us know. its best if you tell us exactly what fish you like. Its better than me telling you what i would go with because you may like different things than i do.

Brandon 01-04-2007 02:08 PM

Wow thanks alot ill look over the fish you suggested and if i come up with some more ill be sure to ask first.

Thank you!

trreherd 01-04-2007 02:37 PM

check these out
black clown goby
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...catid=1857&N=0
this is a NICE fish
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=164
very interesting fish
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1483
Its a garentee you will see this fish in my tank,they form a freindship with shrimp.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=181
That goby with this shrimp will live in a whole together
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=702
ill prolly get one of these too
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1135
id love to have one of these(prolly not though
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p....cfm?pCatId=94
an interesting fish
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=2260
i relly want to keep these,not sure though
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=282
he will keep your sand nice and oxegenized*
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...4065&siteid=20
prolly one of my favorite peices of coral
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=427

Brandon 01-04-2007 06:09 PM

Thanks, some i like and some i don't also some are a little expensive. This is going to widen my choices now.

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GeraldFrye 01-05-2007 10:30 PM

This is a great reference. Thanks for this compilation.

caferacermike 01-05-2007 10:42 PM

From your list I'd say any 3 would be ok. I'd only get a pair of clowns not 3. But any 3 would make for a nice little 20g.

I'd stay away from the anemones unless tiny and you understand that when they grow they must leave. I'd stay away from the sun coral. They must be hand fed, and each mouth needs to be hand fed. A difficult coral.

Brandon 01-06-2007 12:00 PM

Quote:

I'd stay away from the anemones unless tiny and you understand that when they grow they must leave. I'd stay away from the sun coral. They must be hand fed, and each mouth needs to be hand fed. A difficult coral.
Lol thanks for the advise.

What else do clowns like?

caferacermike 01-06-2007 08:59 PM

Clowns like little cars, big shoes, and crying kids.
My pitiful attempt at humor.

Anemone fish tend to like anything puffy. 2 things. First it is not necessary to host them to anything at all in the confines of an aquarium. Second, most clown fish are captive bred these days. this means that they may not host even in the best of conditions. However they can sometimes be trained. All it takes is taping a pic of a clown fish in an anemone for them to get the idea. Very strange advice but it does work. Now to outline some ideas. Frilly mushrooms, leathers, sarcophyton, hammers, frogspawn, torch, galaxia, gorgonian flower pots. I do not recomend flower pot corals ever. Allowing a clown fish to host to a euphyllia or LPS can cause the death of that coral due to accidental breakage. They can easily wave the corals tentacles back and forth over the skeleton leading to infections.

Melissa 01-07-2007 06:34 AM

I have seen corals host in so many things. I have even seen a maroon clown host in a giant maxima clam. If i would have thought about taking a pic, i would have. It was the wierdest thing.

But like CRM said, a clownfish doesnt need an anemone to be happy. It will make its home whereever he feels comfy. :)


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