fish suggestions for the reef tank

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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    im now wondering if maybe i search out a Indo Harlequin tusk, and say a black and yellow rabbit fish, and call the tank done. Ive got a fairy wrasse and a red coris in there, but hed be after them,
     

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    Have you thought about some anthias? Maybe a group of a few females and a male. I have to say my trio of lyretail females and solo male are quite active and funny to watch.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    i have, but i feed once a day, and hear they cant do that, and would my niger and yellow tang leave them alone is the bigger question.
     
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    Take a look at Golden/orange spot rabbit if your looking into another rabbit fish.
     
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    southerntnreefer Active Member MTRCMember

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    that is actually my favorite rabbit.
     
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    I know that most people don’t have the best of luck with them. I hope I don’t have to eat my words at some point, but I have faith that Linus will be a good boy. ;)

    I love Royal Grammas and I’d say you’re ok as long as you don’t put other basslets with it.
     
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    Nooooo.... seriously? How big was the trigger?
     
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    I have a scribbled Rabbitfish. He’s cool too.
     
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    3 4 inches. I have conches instead.
     
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    Gee wiz!
     
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    I had one die, so I bought another when I got the trigger. Released first, let him settle before I released trigger. Next day I came home and the trigger was swimming around the tank with him in his mouth like a dog.
     
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    I think im going to go with a
    Melanurus Wrasse, another wrasse, maybe a yellow coris, and maybe a school of chromis. going to get like 3 chromis to see how well my tang and trigger do with them, before adding to it, but i could see a nice healthy school in that tank.
     
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    Added the melanaris wrasse i got locally, and he was already out and about eating like a pig last night. Got 4 chromis too, and i think im down to 2. Likely trigger, and likely too small to be with him, you win some you loose some. Now im after something mid size, and then ill likely do much larger chromis, maybe some cardinals that are large etc.
     
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    I have never had luck with chromis. I think it was emerald bay that has some extremely large cardinals.
     
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    Sean always has the best Cardinals, and the only one in the area that can legit tell the sex of one from across the room. The only true way to get a pair. I need to go raise his coral stock soon anyway.
     
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    Picked up a flame angel yesterday, and he's settling in now. That's the last fish. Maybe a couple more chromis
     
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