|06/20/2011, 07:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Intended Fish Purchase
I have a 46 Bowfront Reef tank and it is almost done cycling. I made up my fish list and (being a rookie) want to see if these fish work well together. Any criticism or suggestions would be great:
1) Sailfin/Algae Blennie
2)Ocellaris clown-tank bred
5)Zebra Catalina Goby
Thank you for your input and any tips. Much Appreciated!
FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD
Current Tank Info: 46 Bowfront Reef Tank 30 Gallon Sump
|06/20/2011, 08:06 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tallahassee, FL
1) Sailfin/Algae Blennie - Ok
2)Ocellaris clown-tank bred - Ok
3)Mandarin Goby - in your size tank it really should be eating prepared foods prior to going into the tank OR you need a self sustaining pod supply for a food source.
4)Foxface Lo - Too big for a 46
5)Zebra Catalina Goby - Never kept one but most say these need a colder tank to survive long term
6)Longnose Hawkfish - Ok, but can eat ornamental shrimp
7)Striped Squirrelfish - Too big for a 46
8)Kole Tang - Too big and needs more room to swim (otherwise, likely stressed/ich)
9)Hippo Tang - Way too big for a 46
10)Leopard Wrasse - Ok but also a poor shipper and sometimes difficult to get to eat prepared foods. Probably better off in a larger tank though. More of an expert fish
Current Tank Info: Tank: 40 breeder; 20H sump w/SWC 120; Sicce 3.0 return; Vortech MP-10; Sundial T5, DIY Actinic LED (3W Cree). Livestock: Pair of Black & Whites; Midas Blenny; Firefish; Yasha/pistol; Black Leopard Wrasse; LPS and SPS
Last edited by greech; 06/20/2011 at 08:11 AM.
|06/20/2011, 08:40 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Will it be a reef tank? Do you have a sump/refuge?
If you have a big enough refuge, I personally think a mandarin would be ok but let the tank run for another year to let the pods breed and become well established and make sure there is a ton of porous rock that the pods can safely breed in.
That tank really isn't big enough for any tang. Even if you bought a hippo that was an inch and a half it would be stressed and feel confined within a few months. I suggest getting a small puffer instead. Puffers have a ton of personality and are very fun to watch. Most puffers will go after shrimp and snails though. Or if you want something that's blue and isn't a damsel you could look into a blue gudgeon.
29G w/20G sump FOWLR: Green Spotted Puffer, Ocellaris Clown, Sixline Wrasse, Valentini
40B w/29G sump FOWLR: Green Spotted Puffer, White Blenny, Blue and Yellowtail Damsels
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