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Old 03-22-2010, 08:14 PM   #21
 
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I understand to take it slowly and i dont plan on having hard coral for a VERY long time, if ever.

Could someone please explain CUC to me? I understand it cleans up after all the algea blooms, but does it stay in the tank forever. what can i do to have a good looking CUC not just an average snail that is just grey. i would like some colors or something interesting and different if this is posible. could somone also give me some suggestions as to what i should put in a CUC?

Could somone also give me some suggestions about what fish i could put in this tank? i only want 1 fish in the tankk, so i would like a unique fish, not nemo or dory please. and i prefer not to have an average joe goby either. thanks!
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:58 PM   #22
 
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If money is not an issue you could try a Helfrichi Firefish, they are beautiful and active. And a Purple or Red Firefish can provide similar personalities. The Bicolor Blenny is also a great option as it jumps from rock to rock. If you can find the right Royal Gramma they are another great option. I am trying to find a tail spot blenny right now for my 12G.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #23
 
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Ok so ive been searching and from a quick search this is what i like. i will most likely get 1 fish and 1 crab or shrimp. From fav to least fav

Crabs:
1. teddy bear crab (fits my name )
2. arrow crab
3. pom pom crab
4. porcelain crab

are any of these possible?

Fish:
1. sand flounder???
2. clown goby
3. red spotted sand perch
4. longnose awkfish
5. scooter blenny
6. diamond goby
7. lawnmower blenny- orange spotted.

please tell me which ones are possible, iffy, and no-noes. Also i would like to know why not or why so so i have knowledge to pass on
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #24
 
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Fish:
1. sand flounder???
2. clown goby
3. red spotted sand perch
4. longnose awkfish
5. scooter blenny
6. diamond goby
7. lawnmower blenny- orange spotted.
I have never kept a flounder. I do not know their tank-size restrictions or care level. The Clown Goby is a good selection. The sand perch and lawnmower blenny are out as they need more live rock to have a good home than a 10 gallon can provide. For that same reason I would say no to the longnose hawk. The scooter blenny has a very similiar diet to the mandarinfish, and I would not suggest anything short of 100 lbs of Live Rock for these inhabitants with a good-sized fuge for backup pod populations. That leaves the diamond goby. That would probably be a good fit for your tank.

So the Clown Goby or Diamond Goby. I would say get a Pistol Shrimp and hopefully they will pair up (more likely than not in a tank so small...)
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:00 AM   #25
 
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ok so my next question then, can the thrimp live with a crab? i just love the look of the crabs so much.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #26
 
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(stars mean i like lots)
more fish:
Cave Transparent Goby
Gold Neon Eviota Goby
Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
Red Striped Goby
Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby
Yellow Stripe Clingfish **
Two Spot Goby
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:20 AM   #27
 
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More lol:
Tiger Watchman Goby
Rainfordi Goby
Tiger Goby
Eyelash Lawnmower Blenny
Pinkbar Aurora Prawn Goby
they are blue and different sizes because i was to lazy to type so i copied and pasted.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:21 AM   #28
 
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more.....
Black Sailfin Blenny
Panda Bear Goby*********** <-- really like this one
Golden Lightening Goby
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:05 PM   #29
 
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I have heard quite a few times: "There is no such thing as a reef safe crab." I have first-hand seen that crabs can be very pesky. That being said, I do believe that those crabs can live with Shrimp with no real problems.

As far as your fish list: Stay away from the blennies. They will not be comfortable in a 10 gallon tank. Most of those gobies are probably going to be ok, except for the Pinkbar Aurora Goby; I think this would get too big for a 10 gallon. Just be careful in selection of those gobies; make sure that they stay relatively small, 2-3" max.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:46 PM   #30
 
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ok so anything under 3" will be good.

i might try a crab, and if it starts to pick at the corals then i will take it back to the store. as for the shrimp i will be looking at those today and ill have a list of the ones i like to pick from. oh boy now its time to pick my favorite goby :( i wish i could have them all XD
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