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fs49864 03-13-2007 09:55 PM

What fish would be best to add?
When I have the new tank fully ready and the current fish from my 20 gallon all to the 50 gallon tank sometime after I'd like to add another fish or two (well actually I'll test the water and see how it's doing to know what is a good number, but anyway)
So like I said this is a 50 gallon tank.

The fish I currently have are:
yellow tailed damsel
percula clown
I believe a basslet (it's purple/pinkish and yellow but is not royal gamma)

I'd like to get a
Neon Goby

would that be alright, or not such a good idea?

Any other ideas of fish to add?

caferacermike 03-14-2007 06:50 AM

Neon gobies tend to not live very long.

I'd go with scooter blenny because they have a great personality.

bettababy 03-21-2007 12:50 AM

What about a pygmy angel, like a coral beauty? or.. cardinals? pajama cardinals are awesome.
Does it have to be "fish"? What about an anemone? A starfish? A crab? Urchin? Snails?
Lots of cool options...

fs49864 03-21-2007 11:59 AM

ummm it doesn't have to be fish, but currently I can't have something with a lot of lighting needs.

Melissa 03-21-2007 03:30 PM

well then anemones are out of the couls try a starfish like a brittle star or shrimp.

bettababy 03-21-2007 05:12 PM

Brittle starfish, linkia starfish, long spine urchins, pin cushion urchins, emerald crabs, mushrooms (the mollies may or may not pick at these), coral banded shrimp, peppermint shrimp scarlet or blue leg hermit crabs...there's a huge list of options here.

Melissa 03-21-2007 06:06 PM

i wouldn't recommend linkias, they are hard to keep alive past a few months...but brittle stars i would.

usmc121581 03-21-2007 07:36 PM

THats the wonder of keeping saltwater there are so many options to choice from. But as for the linkia's I dont know anyone that had keep one alive past 6 months. Doesnt mean that it cant be done. I just havent seen anyone do it.

fs49864 03-21-2007 10:56 PM

hmmm a few of those ideas sound alright. I also need to check what is at the lfs.

bettababy 03-21-2007 11:05 PM

I had a blue linkia that did well for almost 2 yrs... until my "reef safe" goby tore my reef apart overnight, including the starfish and anemones. The 3 big things for linkia are keeping water params in check, including calcium levels, plenty of food (they are an algae eater), and keeping them safe from predators. Purple linkia seem to be more sensitive than the blues or the oranges. And, the linkias don't tolerate stress well, so slow acclimation with a drip line seems to help that a lot.

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