My 40 gallon tank has cycled, and my clean-up crew is running around doing their thing, and the water parameters are great, so now it's time to think about stocking it!
I did tons of reading but would still like your input, so here's what I'm thinking. I really want to get a pair of Clownfish, so Ocellaris seems like my best bet, since it's my first SW tank and they're more hardy, plus more peaceful then the other clownfish varieties, right? The Clowns will most likely be my first purchase, and the rest of the fish will come later, but I just want to get a full idea of where I'm going with this tank.
Besides some input on the clownfish, what else do you guys recommend to get along with them? Since my tank isn't so big, I'm looking for more peaceful fish.
Also, because the tank is smaller, how many fish can I really stock? I know SW fish need much more room than FW fish. Also my tank is built a little bit taller than most (therefore a bit less wide) so there's a bit less left-to-right room to swim?
And just for further information, I currently have a bunch of different snails, a few blue-legged hermits, an emerald crab and 2 peppermint shrimps + 1 scarlet skunk shrimp. Will that also affect the fish that I will be looking to buy?
Thanks for all the help guys!