View Full Version : 125g Stocking List?

02/24/2008, 03:46 PM
Hey all I recently purchased a 125gallon tank(72x33x20). Upgrading from my 23 gallon hex, what a jump. Anyways I want to show you guys what I plan on putting in the 125, any suggestions/changes such as (bio load, agression, care etc) are welcome

In order of addition

1) 2 Chromis (in my 23)
2) 1 Ocellaris Clown (in my 23)
3) 1 Foxface (in my 23)
4) Convict tang (1st new addition)
5) Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish (2nd new addition)
6) Threadfin Butterflyfish (3rd new addition)
7) Snowflake eel (4th new addition)
8 Powder Blue (5th new addition)

02/24/2008, 08:06 PM
I wouldn't suggest the Butterflyfish and eel. I would get another ocellaris. Maybe try a blue mandrain, diamond watchman, roayal grammas some fish like that. You might even get a mated pair of powder blues minimum tank size for them is 70gallons.

02/24/2008, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the feedback... a mated pair sounds cool but i have my heart set on my snowflake

Anyone else?

02/24/2008, 10:40 PM
The powder blue may get a little craped due to the height of the tank. Will you be keeping corals and if so what will you have in the tank? I do not know alot about butterflies but it seems like alot of people have sucess with the Heniochus butterfly in a reef tank. I would drop #6 and #8 and add a mate for your clown. I would also try to find another centerpiece fish other than the powder blue although I do believe you could probably stock him in your tank I think that with the size and the convict + butterflies there could be some aggression/tension and I really don't think powder blues do really well in those enviroments unless in really large tanks. What about adding a zebra moray to go along with the snowflake if you really like eels? That would be an amzing site and would give you more justification on eggcrating the top.

02/24/2008, 10:48 PM
Yea, I fell in love with snowflakes the moment I saw them, but the zebras are quite pricey and since I wont be paying for any of these fish there out of the case. As for the Powder Blue Im intent on keeping 1, I wonder if I drop the Treadfin if I would be ok?

02/24/2008, 11:26 PM
I recently upgraded to a 125 and got a baby snowflake eel that was about 6 inches long but after a few months and doubling in size whenever I added food to the tank he would bite anything that moved . . . so he's gone now . . Hope you have better luck they are really entertaining fish.

oh and make sure you seal off everything i found mine in the sump a few times and in the overflow box every couple days