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Old 03/07/2018, 03:59 PM   #1
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Reef safe fish with lots of color?

What kind of reef safe fish are there with lots of color? I currently have softies in a 150g show tank. Current tank mates are: purple tang, blue tang, maroon clown, 2 cleaner shrimp, tiger watchman goby, tiger striped sea star.

I was thinking a blue throat trigger and a blue star leopard wrasse?

Thanks in advance I am new to the hobby and my tank was built in January.


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Old 03/07/2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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Id go with wrasses for sure. You could try a goby as well, adds a good fish to the lower areas of the tank. I like dwarf angels to add a red or blue and hawk fish for a deep red.

Try looking at the liveaquaria website and pick out a few fish you like then let us know what youre thinking about. That would let us get a better idea of exactly what you want.

BTW, Id stay away from triggers, theyre a lot of trouble....


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Old 03/07/2018, 08:35 PM   #3
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The vivid yellow of a One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish would really compliment the Purple and Blue Tangs. Plus they are wonderful Live Rock grazers and they have a great personality.


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Old 03/07/2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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+1 on a foxface

Also for another tang, maybe try a kole or similar bristletooth?

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Old 03/07/2018, 09:09 PM   #5
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I really like the foxface i have been looking at for a few weeks now. I like the yellow color contrast. I tried putting in a yellow tang and the purple tang literally wanted to murder it... So i immediately took it out and brought it back to the LFS. I was also thinking about getting a flame angel but I am worried about the softies since on Liveaquaria it says they are reef with caution.


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Old 03/08/2018, 06:26 AM   #6
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I really like mandarin dragonets, although they can be hard to maintain as they are very picky eaters. Angelfish, wrasses, tangs, they all have some good color.


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Old 03/08/2018, 08:50 AM   #7
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+2 on Foxface, they make good tankmates.


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Old 03/08/2018, 08:56 AM   #8
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