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1 - my rock work is a series of caves and pass through, getting a problem fish out will be difficult even with a trap.
2 - Currently have 1 blood orange clown, one ocellaris (took about 10-12 days but they are best friends already thankfully) & a Midas Blenny.
3 - 75g, 4’ long with a 40g breeder sump, been up for 3-4 weeks now I think...since cycling.
4 - I will be adding a court jester goby (biota captive bred special is too good)

I want to add a square tail tang as my last fish but due to new news that won’t be for over a year. Since I know that will be so far out I was wondering if I could add 2-4 Blue/Green black axil chromis to my stock for now.
As always any help is great appreciated
 

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Sure...the tank should support that now. 2-4 Chromis is likely same bioload as a larger tang. Well close anyway.

Not sure long term - do some research on chromis...they get a little a aggressive with each other and it seems like a lot of folks start out with several because they're schooling and end up with just one if it's not a huge tank. I got just one because of that and it's still doing fine. That could be reef folklore though, so check my info.

Good luck!
 
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Sure...the tank should support that now. 2-4 Chromis is likely same bioload as a larger tang. Well close anyway.

Not sure long term - do some research on chromis...they get a little a aggressive with each other and it seems like a lot of folks start out with several because they're schooling and end up with just one if it's not a huge tank. I got just one because of that and it's still doing fine. That could be reef folklore though, so check my info.

Good luck!
Does yours seem “happy” by itself? I have no problem going solo with them but don’t want them to be unhappy
 

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Speaking of undervalued, square tail tangs are really beautiful.

The Chromis would be fine. I agree a single is fine by itself. Some people have success with a small group, while others are disappointed. You have room for other stuff too. How about a cardinal, or wrasse, or hawk?
 
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Speaking of undervalued, square tail tangs are really beautiful.

The Chromis would be fine. I agree a single is fine by itself. Some people have success with a small group, while others are disappointed. You have room for other stuff too. How about a cardinal, or wrasse, or hawk?
There is a specific wrasse I want that I’m having to wait on, can’t find any vendors I like that have it and locally it is not available. Love hawks but always worry about inverts with them.
 
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