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Discussion in 'Fish, Anemone's and Critters' started by Fishpalace, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Fishpalace

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    I am looking to add some new fish to my reefer 450 which has been running since August and have added no new fish since then, current stock -

    Yellow tang
    Regal tang
    Vampire tang
    2 x common clowns
    2 x Bengali cardinals
    Peacock wrasse
    3 x blue chromis

    The tank is open so don't really want to risk any more wrasse as they are known jumpers and peacock has already been saved once. However if it was a gorgeous wrasse then might b persuaded.

    Was considering a pair of mandarins but tank is not mature enough so will have to wait another couple of months before I consider.

    Was considering anthias but max I could get would be 5 and not sure that is enough to prevent serious fighting and bullying also they need feeding 2 to 3 times per day and could lead to overfeeding. Could I get a pair of anthias, would this reduce the risk of fighting and feeding them twice per day will not put too much stein on bioload?

    Looking for suggestions, thanks.

    Paul.
     
  2. penzo

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    You could get a few ventralis anthias,, not cheap but stunning little fish.
     
  3. jim_fitz

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    anthias are normally best kept 1 male and a few females

    and as above ventralis are stunning
     
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    A blenny, great little characters and unlike gobys they dont tend to jump. Or increase the number of chromis, vastly underrated fish, they look great in big shoals.
     
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    Yep add more chromis cheap and cheerful
     
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    I currently have 11 Chromis in mine they awesome shoaling fish and as the lights go to blue they go to there corals to bed down for the night. I am going to up the number to probably 25 in the near future as they add lots of movement in the upper layers. Here one of mine bedding down for the night

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    They are very nice fish and we already have 3 so adding a few more would be easy.
     
  8. Martyh

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    Yeah it would be they will strait away join the rest to make up a bigger shoal :)
     
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    If you didn't want to shoal of fish..

    You could go for a flame hawkfish ...
     
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    Wow, what a lovely fish, brilliant red.

    My only concern is that it is partial to a coral and may go for a goby and I have a chalk goby, although it does say small goby's. Will look into more as have no red fish.

    Paul
     
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    Yes apparently they'll go for small gobies... I think their ok with corals the most harm they'll prob do Is from perching
     
  12. Fishpalace

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    I am a cautious reefer so would not risk it which is a shame
     
  13. Martyh

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    They have also been known to eat shrimp and snails !!!
     
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    I was checking out possible fish on my wish list....

    The Splendid Dottyback looks an amazing little creature :-d
     
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    Thanks for everyone's suggestions and Finally added some new fish after setting up the tank 6 months ago!!

    Have gone for a pair of mandarins as had my eye on this fish since setting up my first tank 16 months ago but as they need a mature tank have held off until now.

    They are a pair of crackers

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    That's it for me for a while as now fully stocked.

    Paul
     
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    Look lovely,I fancy getting a pair and supposed to be cool watching them dance before bed time lol
     
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