09-18-2012, 11:12 AM
| || | Marine fish compatability, creating a stocking list
Originally Posted by MiamiLeos
Theres a thread somewhere that shows a good guideline on how to stock a tank. It's basically like this: for every 15 gallons of water, you can have 2 members of group A fish and 1 species of group B fish. Group A are the fish that generally stay close to/in the rock (basslets, gobies, dottybacks, jawfish, etc.) Group B are fish that swim more and like some open water space (clowns, dwarf angels, chromis, cardinalfish, anthias, blennies, wrasse, etc.)
I have a 57 gallon and I plan to stock it something like this:
Yellow Watchman Goby 1
Royal Gramma Basslet 1
Manderin Dragonet 1
some sort of Dottyback 1
O. Clowns 2
Blue/Green Reef Chromis 3ish
Flame Hawkfish 1
Powder Blue Tang 1 (this I obviously wouldn't advise unless your LFS assures you that you can trade it in once it gets too big for the tank)
Again, this is just what I've come up with on paper, not necessarily what I will end up with, but it can give you an idea.
I think this is the list she is referring to.
And I would never add a fish to a tank that you don't plan to make its permanent home. Even from day one a tank that is too small for a fish can be detrimental to its health.