View Full Version : Cleaner Crew or clown first?

10/05/2006, 05:30 PM
My cycle is close to done on my 55g. I'm wondering if I should go ahead & get a big clean up crew or put in a tomato clown first. I know that hermits & snails don't put off a huge bio-load so would it be ok to get the crew & then the clown a few days later or what?


10/05/2006, 05:37 PM
Get critters first.

10/06/2006, 09:17 AM

10/06/2006, 09:37 AM
Definately critters first.

Also, I'd save the tomatoe clown for a while and make him one of the latter fishes you add, because they can be a bit on the aggressive side.

Also, if you are going to try to nest him in an anemone, I'd recommend you put the anemone in before you the clown so it'll be there when/if he decides to nest. And you don't want an anemone in the tank until it has been stabalized for at least 6 months.


10/06/2006, 10:02 AM
I do critters first. And I do agree with maybe waiting on the clown, depending what else you want in the tank. Least agressive first.

Travis L. Stevens
10/06/2006, 11:00 AM
Definitely Clean Up Crew. But go easy. Don't over do it or add too many at once. A few every few days would be better. This will help you judge how much of each type of prefered Hermit or Snails you would like to keep.