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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    The girls thinks the 90 reef needs more fish.

    Current inhabitants are:
    Diamond goby
    Red coris wrassse
    Tei color fairy wrassse
    One singular clown
    One spot foxface
    Yellow tang.

    Skimmer is a reef octopus 150 so I'm skimming plenty ;)

    Any suggestions?
     
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    sricorals Active Member

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    You may want to add few Anthias, Flame angel and/or Black Cap Basslet for extra color.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    I was considering anthias. How hard are they to keep? How many? What about a blue throat trigger? Wife and daughter like damsels, but really don't want them in this tank.
     
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    I’m a fan a blue throat triggers I’ve had 2 in the last 2 years in my Red Sea reefer. They were model citizens never bothered any shrimp,snails, coral etc. The only thing to be weary about is that they are jumpers I lost them both due to carpet surfing lol. In my opinion as long as you have a lid on your aquarium you’re good to go
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    I've got egg crate wrapped in brs netting. I lost one goby then I re did it. I have a red coris wrassse in the same system so my crabs already shake in Thier shells.
     
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    Yeah that should be fine, In my experience blue throats are gentle giants. Good luck and post whatever you decide to go with
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Think I would have enough bio room for a blue throat and a school of sometbsom? The girls want more movement in this tank before I move on the the agressive tank build.
     
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    Depending on what you want but i only buy fish to work them lol. Tangs, Copperband, Sixline Wrasse, Blimey all great workers best part they work for food to keep my tank clean.
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    Have you thought about fire fish gobies? You can have a group of them. Group of banghaii cardinals is nice too. I find anthias too much of a pain to keep.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Tried the firefish. Had them, and my tri color fairy wrassse bullied them to death. I had a kole eye that I miss, I was thinking ankther kole eye, or a blue throat and a school of something
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    I don't want chomis, and I think damsels would be too vioent... Hmmm
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    A school of royal grammas?
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Can that actually be done?
     
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    falconut Active Member NJRC Member

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    Lyretail anthias are one of the easier ones, I've currently got 3 in my 180 (1 M & 2 F), only feed once a day. I love my female BT Trigger and she was in my 90 before I upgraded and was fine in it & is really growing slowly. I had an azure damsel a while back and he was peaceful along with a blue reef chromis, not the typical blue/green, which I also have. You could definitely get a dwarf angelfish, which ever you like the looks of. I also love hawkfish, currently have a longnose and had a flame, both great fish. If you like smaller fish, maybe a blenny or goby.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    We have a diamond goby in the system now. We love royal Gramma so if it's possible to have multiple then that would be amazing. I stay away from dwarf angels as they can be nippers and I don't trust them I'll get one for the basement predator tank if I ever can get that going. I love hawkfish so that's a possibility if he wont fight with the goby.
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    I've seen them done before but not always successful. I do love my group of fire fish.
     
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    It was weird. My big red coris could care less about them ,but my small tri Color fairy killed both of them.
     
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    Kinda weird for the fairy wrasse to go after them. But I had mine before added mccosker fairy wrasse. Perhaps due to similar size.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    That's what I'm thinking. The fairy wrassse was second fish addition after the clowns. I had gotten 2 firefish and my foxface, it wasn't long before he had his way with them.
     
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    Do you think I'd have bio room for a blue throat, a kole eye and say 3 lyretail anthias considering my current bio load? Not looking to keep sps outside of monticap. Mostly lps and softies
     
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