Filling My 24 gal Cube

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  1. Kenzie Jeanine

    Kenzie Jeanine Member

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    Hi! I've had my 24 gal JBJ Nanocube up since late August/early September and I'm really enjoying this hobby. Right now I have a sixline wrasse, a black snowflake clown, and a tailspot blenny, as well as a good size cuc made up of two emerald crabs, a bunch of hermits, and a wide variety of snails. I also have corals that are doing well. I know I'm about at capacity for more fish, so I was wondering what you all would recommend to finish things off, knowing what is already in there. Thank you!
     

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    I think with the six line Wrasse adding any more fish could be difficult those Wrasse are prone for aggressive territorial behavior, in nanos especially. What about a cool shrimp. I love my skunk cleaner shrimp. Or a trachyphillia! This coral can be fed like an anemone and are very exciting to watch
     
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    My wrasse was the first one in the tank and hasn't had any issues with the other two fish, but I do like the shrimp idea!
     
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    Okay and that’s good to hear your Wrasse is getting along I just can’t inform against what’s most common but there’s many cases where people have different experiences. The cleaner shrimp is really active and isn’t as shy as say a smaller peppermint shrimp. They look pretty cool under blue lighting too!
     
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    I'll do some reading on them and see if I think they'd work out! Thank you for the advice :)
     
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    No problem thanks for bringing your question to R2R plenty of helpful reefers here
     
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    Duncan coral is really neat coral and does very well in tanks.

    I’ll never have a skunk shrimp in my tank again. As mine got bigger it became more aggressive for food. I would spot feed it and it dropped its food and would rip food out of the corals stomachs. Nice looking and active. I would spot feed that thing three times a week.

    What about a starfish/ brittle star.
     
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    I was under the impression that starfish weren't reef safe?
     
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    204173DE-E22D-44FA-B81C-748064E32645.jpeg Some are some are not. Brittle stars are a good cuc. My black brittle star has been in the tank since I started it up 3 yrs ago.
     
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    +1 on the cleaner shrimp mine tries cleaning my hand every time I spot feed.
     
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    I agree with @NowGlazeIT with the analysis of the 6 line. If you add any more fish it may kill the new addition. Just because it is playing nice with the tankmates , doesn’t mean it will play nice with a new addition. There are exceptions.
     
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    He's beautiful! I'll definitely do some reading and see if I can pick one up somewhere; I really like the black coloration.
     
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    My vote is a red starfish. Can supplement diet with algea wafers and sheet algea. 95A77281-26BC-4B7D-BD8C-A81743474BC0.png
     
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    They hide a lot but I see arms sticking all the time. they clean the rocks of detritus and get to where other animals can’t.
     
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    Could maybe checkout a rainfordi goby
     
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    The Black brittle star is pretty neat but hides the most of our serpent stars.
    Maybe a harlequin serpent star or one of the red bodied or orange body serpent stars.
    Lol, not the green one or the yellow one. they get huge and eat fish.
     
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    lol thats awesome (a greedy Jacques LOL i love invertabrates!)
     
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