08-24-2009, 11:53 AM
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A few related questions--I have a 45 gallon sw tank, currently housing two clown fishes and one damsel. I would like to add another fish, and was considering the two you suggested- Flame angel or Coral Beauty. I read they need lots of algae for their diet, but I don't have any live rock at the moment. Though I plan on getting live rock in the near future, would it be okay to add one of these two fishes to the tank beforehand? The tank has a lot of algae as it is, and I could buy packaged greens. I previously tried adding a yellow angelfish and it only survived for one week. The tank was set up for about a year and a half at that point. It looked like the poor guy got hole in the head.
I still don't know what caused it, though I suspect it had it when I bought it. The water parameters were in normal ranges at the time. Since then I've added some powerheads to increase water circulation.
Also, on another subject, what types of cleaners would you recommend for my size tank? I was considering a cleaner shrimp, turbo snail, and a blueleg hermit crab.