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Newtoswsara
07/04/2017, 10:30 PM
My stock so far:
3 pajama cardinals
1 diamond watchman
1 molly
25 hermit crabs
3 emerald crabs

I am just starting to dabble in corals... currently only have 1 frag I got from petco.

I would like a centerpiece fish... to me, clowns are just too cliche I guess. I mean, I wouldn't want a regular "nemo" liking one. But a centerpiece fish that wasn't even a clown at all would make me the happiest. I'm just not sure what I could fit in my tank. I know it's not big at all and I u sets fans that I'm limited. But what are my options?

ladynavyvet
07/04/2017, 10:38 PM
My stock so far:
3 pajama cardinals
1 diamond watchman
1 molly
25 hermit crabs
3 emerald crabs

I am just starting to dabble in corals... currently only have 1 frag I got from petco.

I would like a centerpiece fish... to me, clowns are just too cliche I guess. I mean, I wouldn't want a regular "nemo" liking one. But a centerpiece fish that wasn't even a clown at all would make me the happiest. I'm just not sure what I could fit in my tank. I know it's not big at all and I u sets fans that I'm limited. But what are my options?
You have 3 emerald crabs in a 38 gallon tank? I was told no more that 1 emerald crab in my 40 gallon tank. Are you aware how big they can grow?

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Newtoswsara
07/04/2017, 11:07 PM
You have 3 emerald crabs in a 38 gallon tank? I was told no more that 1 emerald crab in my 40 gallon tank. Are you aware how big they can grow?

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They get like 3 inches? Was I researching the wrong thing? I was told 3 was my max

McPuff
07/05/2017, 03:03 AM
I have never been able to keep multiple emerald crabs in a tank. They seem to run out of food and just disappear. I currently have ONE in my 300 gallon reef. While I don't see it very often, it's kind of a treat to see it... and I don't think it will run out of food in there. But who knows!

I also put a single emerald crab in my 40 gal pond/refugium. There is a lot of algae in there so I assume it'll be fine. But I haven't seen it since putting it in there. They seem to be tricky little creatures for unknown reasons.

Newtoswsara
07/05/2017, 10:08 AM
Damn. Okay, I'll only keep one of them then and keep an eye on him.

Any other ideas or concerns about my stocking though?

Mr. Eel
07/05/2017, 10:24 AM
For a great friendly and cool fish that can fit in your tank I would suggest a Valentini puffer. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+39+250&pcatid=250

He gets along with all the other fish in my tank and is easy to take care of, but if not well fed he will nip at corals.

For a coral safe option I might suggest a six line wrasse http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1378+375&pcatid=375