View Full Version : What i can and can't have in nano reef !?!?!

07/29/2013, 07:17 AM
Hi there !
I'am wondering what can i have in a 12g nano reef tank as fish, crab invert. And what should i stay away from. I dont have any skimmer just water changes.

07/29/2013, 07:27 AM
fish wise, go with just a couple small happy fish. Maybe a goby/shrimp pair. NO Tangs, Angels, Triggers, Rays, Orcas, or great whites.

A couple smallish frags of LPS corals and maybe some zoanthids or mushrooms would be fine. A cleaner shrimp wouild do well.


07/29/2013, 07:38 AM
A tank that small... personally I'd stay away from all fish because I'd feel bad they didn't have much room to stretch their fins.

You could have a great little tank of just inverts. Decorator crabs, Blood Shrimp, Mantis Shrimp.

07/29/2013, 11:01 AM
I disagree. Nothing wrong with having 2 small fish in a 15 gallon tank. Clown goby, Firefish or a clownfish pair by themselves will suffice.

07/29/2013, 11:23 AM
I second the goby/pistol pairing. They are quite happy in a small territory. Clowns are likely too active for a 12g, as mine swim around quite a bit.

07/29/2013, 01:09 PM
I've got a pair of Clarkii clowns in my 75gal and they are all over my tank, but many nano tanks house clowns with no problem