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post #11 of 15 Old 01-07-2008, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, that sounds good. A dwarf lion, a picasso trigger, and a maroon clown..sounds good to me! Thanks! I hate to be pushy, but would it be possible to add a foxface to that for algae control? [/b]
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-08-2008, 12:10 AM
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Not in that size of a tank with the rest, no. That is a fish going to get about 14 inches long and about 5 - 6 inches tall... For 1 foxface to go to full grown you'd need over 200 gallons to allow for a few other fish.

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post #13 of 15 Old 01-08-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Whoa! I didn't know that! I've never really studied rabbitfish that much, not that interesting to me. So, a fuzzy dwarf, a picasso trigger, and a maroon clown, sounds good. Thanks! Ok, one final question, and I know I'm starting to sound stubborn, but this just popped into my head. Would it be possible to include a dwarf angel in my tank? Or would that overdo it? Last question hopefully. Thanks.
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Whoa! I didn't know that! I've never really studied rabbitfish that much, not that interesting to me. So, a fuzzy dwarf, a picasso trigger, and a maroon clown, sounds good. Thanks! Ok, one final question, and I know I'm starting to sound stubborn, but this just popped into my head. Would it be possible to include a dwarf angel in my tank? Or would that overdo it? Last question hopefully. Thanks.
My best suggestion for you is to spend the time getting the tank set up with the 3 fish, first. This alone is going to take months... once the tank is stable and established with those 3 fish, no problems in maintaining water quality, and a good feel for the personalities of your specific fish, then maybe you could work with something like a coral beauty or flame angel... but please don't get your hopes up. It is highly unlikely you will get anything more than those 3 fish in there without causing harm.

Please understand, stubborn isn't the issue here... practicality and common sense are. We are not trying to limit you on your choices, but we are trying to help you avoid problems and having to replace dead animals. The simple truth here is that you have a small tank to work with, and your choices in animals are both that of substancial sizes and heavy waste producers. The combination of those 2 things in the minimum size environment is going to make it much harder to accomplish without spending tons of money "fixing" things after they go wrong. If we didn't care about the animals and your pocketbook we wouldn't stand so firmly on what we already know to be reality.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-08-2008, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks. I'll stick with the three fish I'm planning on getting. Thanks for the help.
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