Need help stocking 15Gallon FOWLR
Hi, okay so i got this 15 gallon tank cycled for about a month. im using a HOB filter and a small resun skimmer as well as a resun wavemaker. About 3-5kg of live rock and 2" depth of sand(actually its crushed coral...mybe)
So far the inhabitants are:-
1. 1" blue regal tang
2. 1.5" foxface
3. A pair of 1" green chromis
Generally my fishes are still shy and i dont see them swimming around much excpt for the chromis pair. So i was thinking should i add some more fish to make them abit more lively or well any suggestions?
this is the list of possibilities:-
1. cleaner shrimp
2. turbo snail
3. one more blue regal tang?(the same size)
4. schooling the chromis?
5. A 1" six-line wrasse
6. Coral Beauty
BTW i know the blue tang and foxface will outgrow the tank so when they do, I'll just transfer them to either of my 65 Gallon tanks.
I think the shrimp would be a good addition. I find mine very interesting to watch. Please don't add another large fish.
Okay thnks, so no more large fishes. What fishes do you suggest then?
What about a green clown goby?
or maybe a firefish?
okay im considering the clown goby. it would perfectly fit in well with my tank. A firefish im not so sure because i heard they like to jump out of aquariums, unfortunately mine doesnt have a lid or cover. Btw would schooling the chromis be a good idea?
Regal Tangs can grow to be over a foot in length as adults, and reach 75% of their adult size within the first year, sometimes sooner than that. These fish need six feet of tank to swim in at the least. No ifs ands or buts. A 65 gallon tank is only 36" in length. One swipe of that fish's tail and he is across the tank.
Foxface are also free swimmers and I would suggest a tank at least five feet in length. They don't grow as large as the Hippo, but still over 6" isn't uncommon.
The responsible thing to do here would be either buy a six foot tank or return the fish to the store.
oh,okay thnx for the heads up. i've been thinking of making a custom made aquarium by end of this year measuring 36"x30"x30" using 10-12 inch glass. That's around 135 Gallons, i've already come up with the design and cost. Do u think that'l be big enough for when these fishes grow to adult sizes?
I think that you should return those two fish if you don't have a six foot aquarium running by June 30th. They grow faster than you think and like I said, reach 75% of their adult size in the first year, if not more. Plus the tank will need time to mature (probably about six weeks), so there is more time lost.
Please re-home these fish in a six foot tank as soon as possible.
okay thanks for the advice! :)
I definitely agree with Wake!!! You should return the Tang and Foxface.
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