Fish ideas for 45 gal Red Sea 200xl

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I have a 45 gal cube with sump. Currently I have 2 clowns, an ornate leopard wrasse, a diamond goby, a couple of Banggai cardinals, and 6 snails of various kinds. I’m looking for a splash of color for the next few additions: yellow, blue, and red. I can use your advice on my selections. Here are some of my ideas:

1. Purple firefish: I love the beautiful colors for these fish. My concern is that they may be a bit timid. Any issues with them getting bullied?
2. Blue chromis: I believe these like to be in groups. How many is recommended for a tank my size? An alternative is the blue-green chromis. Any considerations for one kind over another?
3. Something yellow: lemon damsel or black bar chromis? Alternatively a royal gramma for a splash of yellow.
4. Red: I’m thinking flame hawk fish or long nose hawk fish. Fun personality. Possum wrasse is another option. If I don’t do the hawk fish route, I may get a shrimp.

Realistically how many more fish can I stock for my tank before it gets crowded?

Thanks!
 
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That all will be fine except I would not put a damsel in that tank. Go with the Royal instead. Better color anyways. You will be approaching capacity.
 

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Would a dwarf angel like corals beauty, Pygmy, or flame work for my tank and its inhabitants?
I wouldn't do a flame or coral beauty, for size reasons. A pygmy, like a cherub is arguably okay, depending on dimensions of the tank.

Royal gramma, i agree, would be a good addition.
 
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I wouldn't do a flame or coral beauty, for size reasons. A pygmy, like a cherub is arguably okay, depending on dimensions of the tank.

Royal gramma, i agree, would be a good addition.
My tank is about 2’ cube. How fast do these angelfish grow? From say 2”, how long does it get to full maturity?
 
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My tank is about 2’ cube. How fast do these angelfish grow? From say 2”, how long does it get to full maturity?
Angels aren't terribly fast growers. But I don't recommend keeping fish that have to be rehomed later, as it's a pain for everyone.
 
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