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03/04/2006, 02:11 PM
right now in my 55 i have:
2 false percs
coral beauty angle
tons of corals
i REALLY want to get another fish, today at natures i saw a BEAUTIFUL baby red sea sailfin tang (less than 2 inches!!) i had to do ANYTHING I COULD to keep myself from buying it (it would go into the 125 once it was set up and established) but i knew it would soon max out for my tank, so what fish would you guys add to my 55 gallon?? heres a couple im thinking about:
6 line wrasse
any kind of goby
fairy wrasse (natures also has a nice capenters fairy wrasse but it was a little to pricy for me right now)
or other smaller fish
i also had another ?, what would be the least likely dwarf angle to eat softies, LPS, clams, and i might have a few SPS. i was thinking along the lines of a flame or a bicolor, but im not sure (it would be going into the 125)
03/04/2006, 02:29 PM
This is a little off topic ---- Do you think the fish prices at Nature are a little high?
03/04/2006, 03:14 PM
a little high ya, but rick is great, gives good advice, some of it isnt the greatest tho
03/04/2006, 03:26 PM
He does have the healthiest fish as well
03/04/2006, 03:27 PM
I agree that Rick is very intelligent. I try to obtain as much knowledge as I can every time I visit (like twice a week).
03/04/2006, 04:09 PM
ya, so any fish suggestions??
03/04/2006, 04:19 PM
I like the Rabbitfish. Nice color when he is not spooked. Plus reef safe. Tangs, the sailfin is a real looker.
If I could turn back time, I would of purchased two tangs at the same time.
03/04/2006, 04:37 PM
Fish stocking choices are very subjective, so it's very difficult to give someone opinions. It's YOUR aquarium. However, I think you were very wise to resist the Sailfin Tang. Good choice!
6-lines are kewl, but make it one of your very last additions. They have a tendency to terrorize passive fishes introduced after them into the aquarium.
03/04/2006, 05:56 PM
rabbitfish would get too big for a 55 i think, 6 line would be the last fish i could fit in the 55 right?? that would be 7 fish, my filtration is a emperor 440, amiracle mini quad skimmer (orderd a couple days ago) and 115# of LR
03/04/2006, 06:10 PM
my six line moves aroudn alot, so he really added to the tank. I would suggest him.
03/05/2006, 08:18 PM
I would get the 6 line wrasse. I really like mine. So far I have not had any problems with it picking on any new fish I have been adding. Maybe I have been lucky and I realize that this fish can be mean towards peaceful wrasses and other shy fish but mine is very nice. Good luck Jordan!
03/06/2006, 05:10 AM
My six line jumped out of the rubbermaid tub in the middle of hte night... so, if you do get a six line, be warned they can be jumpers.
03/06/2006, 01:37 PM
o , thats not good, i might be able to put one or 2 small fish in now since i now have MUCHHHHHHH better filtation (fluval 404, and amiracle mini quad skimmer) im thinking about mabey clown goby and a six line, or just a fairy wrasse
03/06/2006, 01:58 PM
Is your tank not covered?
Any wrasse are known for being jumpers, especially fairy wrasses.
03/06/2006, 03:21 PM
o, mines not coverd, there goes that idea
03/06/2006, 05:30 PM
You could always by some light diffuser (egg crate) for 5 bucks at home depot. I know some people are using that to keep fish inâ€¦
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