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05/20/2007, 06:59 AM
non aggressive
5" or under
does not hide in rocks

any suggestions welcome!

Thanks in advance


05/20/2007, 08:41 AM
Almost all fish hide in rocks. Define colorful, If you want yellow, a yellow choris wrasse is very active and loves to show off. My wife really likes strawbery pseudochromis. They are colorful, cheap, but may become territorial. There are so many fish available you might want to pick out a few that you like, and then ask specific questions about those fish.

05/20/2007, 08:56 AM
Clown fish. Royal gamma can be good too, at times they can be aggressive to other basslets.

here is a compatibility chart



05/20/2007, 10:56 AM
Fairy Wrasse, my favorite.

05/20/2007, 12:23 PM
Flame Angel

05/20/2007, 12:30 PM
Yellow Tang, Anthias, Clowns

05/20/2007, 12:59 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9979269#post9979269 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Billybeau1
Yellow Tang, Anthias, Clowns

Yellow Tang gets bigger than 5 inches.

05/20/2007, 11:30 PM
True. Flame angels are not guaranteed reef safe either.

Also Blennies, Gogy's , Mandarins (hides in rocks) wrasses and chromis

05/20/2007, 11:56 PM

05/21/2007, 02:11 AM
I definitely woudlnt recommend the coris wrasse, I got one about 3 months ago. Right when I put it in the tank, it hid under the sand, and I havent seen it since. I have two tangs, a few chromis and a pair of clowns in my 125. The tangs are very shy, and hide all day long, the chromis are not shy, but arent very colorful, but the clown fish are my favorite, they are very pretty, and never ever hide. They are false perculas.

05/21/2007, 03:57 AM
A baracuda would be a good choice.

er.... I mean a Hector's goby.:D

05/21/2007, 08:12 AM
Hippo tang, yellow tail damsels (not very agressive), six line wrass, purple psudechromis, perculas, tomato, or cinamon clown.
I have 3 dwarfs in my 90, they get along fairly well, and do not touch any corals. I hae a variety of soft, and lps. hope this helps. Also you could consider a fairy wrasse or leapard wrasse.

05/21/2007, 09:01 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9982710#post9982710 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Tony44
I definitely woudlnt recommend the coris wrasse, I got one about 3 months ago. Right when I put it in the tank, it hid under the sand, and I havent seen it since.

Then its most likely dead. Mine is out all the time.

I'd reccomend Halichoeres Melanurus, H.Ornatissimus, or H.Chrysus (yellow coris). All pretty, all out all the time.

05/21/2007, 09:04 AM
Midas Blenny!! Mine changs from bright yellow to peach. Very reef friendly and is always out swimming. and it maxes out at 4". My lawnmower is one of my favorite fish (but not colorfull)

05/21/2007, 09:13 AM
already have one, not sure if another can be added or not?

05/21/2007, 10:02 AM
fairy wrasses:small,colorful,reef safe,lot of different species,....
the best fishes for me

05/21/2007, 10:24 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9978924#post9978924 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by HBtank
Fairy Wrasse, my favorite.
You won't be disappointed with any fairy wrasse.