fish suggestions for the reef tank

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  1. southerntnreefer

    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Looking to add a couple more fish to my main reef upstairs. Already have a trigger and a yellow tang in it, so not a trigger or tang. Considering a second rabbit fish, but any other coral safe ideas?
     

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    One spot Foxface are cool. The Longnose hawkfish is also another cool one. Six line wrasses are nice but they can turn mean
     
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    Tank size and current fish list? I love “stocking” other peoples tanks hehehe
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Ive got the Niger trigger, Yellow tang, Tri colored Fairy Wrasse, One Spot Fox, Single O Clown, and a red coris. looking for a bit more movement.
     
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    Tank is the 125g? What about a genicanthus angel? Masked swallowtail or wantanabei? Or you could go with another tang if your yellow will accept one...maybe a kole or tomini?
     
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    I second a foxface.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    Currently a 90 moving it to a 120 when we get new floors, so within next year. Must be reef safe with coral, and prefer another Tang as my yellow is a big d*ck
     
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    I guess I’m the exception, but I have a nearly full grown six line Wrasse that was the first fish I added. He’s never been aggressive. He hunts all day. I toss in a bottle of pods every few weeks and it keeps him happy. They are the best pest control out there, IMO. I’ve rarely seen a frag tank without one. They’re little work horses.

    Foxface are cool as are clowns. I like the Pygmy angels. I have one and he’s not bothered my corals. I guess that depends on the fish though. Pyramid butterflies are reef safe.... they’re planktavores, not coralavores. Nearly any Goby or Blenny. Get a Watchman and pistol shrimp pair.
     
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    I have one in there mow. Love that guy been with me almost 2 year s
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    I had a goby. My niger trigger ate him ;)
     
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    Here's the tank IMG_20190218_181152.jpg
     
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    I've had my six line for about 10 months now and he's doing great. I love the fish that's why I have one but I always like to give that warning that they could turn mean because many have them do that.


    Could also get a Royal Gramma or Firefish
     
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    Awesome tank!! I’d grab some more wrasses, damsels are pretty cool as well if you can find like 3 that happen to get along with each other.
     
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    I've considered like 6 azures. Wanted a dwarf lion, but don't want to put my fairy wrasse and clown in danger. They have been with me since the very beginning
     
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    Cleaner wrasse! So cool!
     
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    ive heard they are hit and miss on eating and keeping alive though?
     
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    whats everyones opinion on a small dwarf lion? whats the likelyhood he will eat my clown, and fairy wrasse?
     
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    Mine has done really well. Very active, and funny to watch. Takes food to powerheads, and lets go into them. Will come to top of tank, and let pet too. I will always try and have one after having this one.
     
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    It is a hit-or-miss on that too. I had a dwarf lion in the past that never bothered to eat anything live that he can put his mouth around.
     
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    i feed a mix of LRS, and fresh raw shrimp, keeps my trigger and coris happy, im sure hed like that too, but those 2 fish are the small guys, and been with me from day 1 of this tank
     
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