Originally Posted by NickC5FE
I am looking at starting the stocking of my FOWLR 55 gallon corner bow
1- Bicolor Dwarf Angel
1- Six line wrasse
First and most important, nix the Six Line Wrasse. These little guys are crazy aggressive. I had one in my 54 bowfront and regretted it from day 1. It disappeared during my Jamaica trip and I am more than glad to wish it good residence.
When you buy your Clowns, be sure to get 2 of very different sizes. Your best bet is to buy the largest and smallest Clownfish from the tank, provided they both look good. This will help them to quickly decide who is the dominant female and who is the submissive male.
The BiColor Angel is extremely difficult to keep. Much more difficult than any other fish on this list. I myself have killed more than my fair share in attempts to find a suitable healthy specimen. They are very prone to eye infections, bloating, swim bladder issues, and are very copper sensitive. Most of these problems don't show up immediately. I would suggest choosing a different species of Angelfish. By the way, Centropyge angels do well in pairs. You could buy a pair of Flame Angels, for example. They are very sturdy fish and absolutely beautiful.
I'm not a fan at all of keeping Butterflyfish in tanks this small. The Auriga is, however, a reasonable Butterfly to keep in captivity. I'm not sure how well it will get along with a Centropyge angel in a tank of this size. Again, I wouldn't try this personally, so I can't really recommend this to you.
The Kauderns are easy to keep. Be certain to buy tank raised. If the price is low, then you are not getting tank raised! You can't buy a tank raised Kaudern for $7.00, but you will find them for sale. Captive caught specimens are very difficult to maintain.