View Full Version : Fish Options?

03/31/2007, 07:28 AM

So I have my 29 gallon kickin with a clownfish. I plan to add various corals as time goes on. What are some colorful fish options? Here is a recent pic of my tank:


03/31/2007, 08:15 AM
firefish are cheap, colourful and fun to watch. Perfect for a tank like this.

I don't have much experience with sandbed gobies, i'm sure people will recommend yellow watchmen gobies etc.

this link could help


03/31/2007, 09:01 AM
Take a look at this 24g cube: link (http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=85082&hl=14+fish) .
I, personally, like more colorful fish, like percula clowns and chromises, but my resident percula attacked and damaged the newcomers blue-green chromises. Had to remove it to another tank.
Really like the bottom-dwelling miniature anglers, there were several threads about them at Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks forum, the main problem - ID them properly and don't end-up with a 1 foot long fish :D.
If I ever will be able to find them locally at the reasonable price - will buy one.

03/31/2007, 09:18 AM
Firefish are nice, however, I have a 29g with a clown and he bullies my firefish so I rarely see him. Trying to find a new home for the clown. I think any sand goby would be a great addition

03/31/2007, 09:37 AM
I have a clown and a firefish in a 10G right now (don't cry to me please, i'm upgrading if you're worried about "swimming space" for the firefish).

Anyways, the two are buddies.. at first the clown who has lived in the tank for months chased the firefish around for a bit. Now they swim side by side basically ignoring each other, but always staying close.

03/31/2007, 01:59 PM
I love my yellow clown goby, though my osc. clown beat hell out of him, so they had to go in different tanks. Yellow fish add nice color.

03/31/2007, 07:11 PM
Try Ptereleotris gobies (dart gobies) like p. hanae. They're in the same family as the firefish (Microdesmidae) but live in groups and are generally less shy than firefish (and slightly larger). But remember that these fish, like firefish, can and will jump through the top of the tank if surprised. So, you'll need a tight fitting hood or a tall "wall" around the tank to prevent any fatal leaps.

03/31/2007, 07:22 PM
Or, consider the shrimp gobies (with shrimp). These gobies stay close to their burrows and some are very colorful (Stonogobiops is one genus I know).