Is 200 gallon ok for this stocking list?

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Hi everyone.
I have an 80 gallon tank currently. Soon I'll be moving to a bigger house, and I plan to get a bigger tank, so I'm planning the project.

So this is what I currently have in the 80 gallon:
Chelmon Rostratum x 1
Ecsenius Stigmatura x 1
Paracheilinus Mccoskeri x 1
Nemateleotris Magnifica x1
Nemateleotris Decora x 1
Amphiprion Ocellaris x 2
Gramma Loreto x3
Pterapogon Kauderni x 1
Cryptocentrus Cinctus x2
Synchiropus Splendidus x 2
Synchiropus Sycorax x 2

And those are the fish that I want to have:

Zebrasoma Xanthurum x1
Zebrasoma Flavencens x 1
Zebrasoma Scopas x 1
Chelmon Rostratum x 1
Paracheilinus Mcoskery x 1
Paracheilinus Cyaneus x 1
Paracheilinus Flavianalis x 1
Nemateleotris Magnifica x1
Nemateleotris Decora x 1
Amphiprion Ocellaris x 2
Gramma Loreto x5
Cryptocentrus Cinctus x2
Ecsenius Stigmatura x 2
Pterapogon Kauderni x 2
Gobiodon Okinawae x 2
Gobiodon Histrio x 2
Synchiropus Splendidus x 2
Synchiropus Sycorax x 4

Would a 200 gallon be enough for those fish, or would I need a bigger tank?

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It’s not so much the fish that you’re trying to keep but the number of them. In my opinion that’s a lot for 200 gallons.
30+ fish IMHO isn’t overstocking, look at the size and activity of most of them.

I’ve had 21 fish in my 4’ quite happily coexisting. Angels, Foxfaces, Wrasses. I also had the random assortment of fish including; one Tilefish, one Clownfish, a Watchman Goby and some others.
 

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copperband 8"
TS Blenny 2.5"
McCoskers 3"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x3
Banggai 3"
Yellow Goby 4" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x2

your current setup yields approximately 1.4 gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

Purple Tang 8"
Yellow Tang 7"
Scopas Tang 8"
copperband 8"
McCoskers 3"
Blue Flasher 2"
Yellow Fin 2"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x5
Yellow Goby 4" x2
TS Blenny 2.5" x2
Banggai 3" x2
Yellow Goby 2" x2
Green Goby 2" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x4

combined with original tank inhabitants in a 200 gallon set-up would yield 1.2 gallons gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

I'm no expert, and I know how large bioloads can be kept in check with modern equipment, but I would consider the enormous pressure this would put on the fish in finding shelter and food

49 fish in a 200 Gallon?.................................
 
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copperband 8"
TS Blenny 2.5"
McCoskers 3"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x3
Banggai 3"
Yellow Goby 4" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x2

your current setup yields approximately 1.4 gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

Purple Tang 8"
Yellow Tang 7"
Scopas Tang 8"
copperband 8"
McCoskers 3"
Blue Flasher 2"
Yellow Fin 2"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x5
Yellow Goby 4" x2
TS Blenny 2.5" x2
Banggai 3" x2
Yellow Goby 2" x2
Green Goby 2" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x4

combined with original tank inhabitants in a 200 gallon set-up would yield 1.2 gallons gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

I'm no expert, and I know how large bioloads can be kept in check with modern equipment, but I would consider the enormous pressure this would put on the fish in finding shelter and food

49 fish in a 200 Gallon?.................................

That second part is the total fish, including the ones I already have. 32 fish.
 
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Only thing I would say is zebrasoma tangs might have aggression issues, I would add those together and last to help with that. Needs to be at last a six footer for the tangs as well
 
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Only thing I would say is zebrasoma tangs might have aggression issues, I would add those together and last to help with that. Needs to be at last a six footer for the tangs as well
It's a six footer, and yeah my plan is to add them at the same time.
 

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It's a six footer, and yeah my plan is to add them at the same time.
Sounds good! A lot of those fish are smaller too besides the tangs and CBB. List looks okay to me
 
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The only thing I would really say about that list… why not more wrasses?

I don't want them to compete against the dragonets for the pods, I culture pods currently, but my plan is to drop it in the 200 gallon if there is enough for the dragonets just adding phyto.
The ones that not eat pods seems to be the fairy and the flasher ones, and from those I only like the flasher wrasses.
 

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copperband 8"
TS Blenny 2.5"
McCoskers 3"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x3
Banggai 3"
Yellow Goby 4" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x2

your current setup yields approximately 1.4 gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

Purple Tang 8"
Yellow Tang 7"
Scopas Tang 8"
copperband 8"
McCoskers 3"
Blue Flasher 2"
Yellow Fin 2"
Fire Goby 3"
Firefish 3"
Clown 4" x2
Royal 2" x5
Yellow Goby 4" x2
TS Blenny 2.5" x2
Banggai 3" x2
Yellow Goby 2" x2
Green Goby 2" x2
Mandarin 2.5" x2
Ruby Dragonet 3" x4

combined with original tank inhabitants in a 200 gallon set-up would yield 1.2 gallons gallons of saltwater per every inch of fish

I'm no expert, and I know how large bioloads can be kept in check with modern equipment, but I would consider the enormous pressure this would put on the fish in finding shelter and food

49 fish in a 200 Gallon?.................................
I feel you’re really reaching on those numbers for the tangs and cbb… I’ve never seen a cbb over 5” even thou they say they can grow to 8” in the wild..
 

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I feel you’re really reaching on those numbers
merely meant as suggestive reasoning, nothing concrete.

my green, and lack of experience is real. I'm also of the bias that less is more, not just in fishkeeping but life in general.

I hope the tank works out the way it's envisioned to, lots of very nice fish and colors! best of luck!
 

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merely meant as suggestive reasoning, nothing concrete.

my green, and lack of experience is real. I'm also of the bias that less is more, not just in fishkeeping but life in general.

I hope the tank works out the way it's envisioned to, lots of very nice fish and colors! best of luck!
I currently got about 30 fish in my tank and looking to add another 20 or so with a mix of anthias and chromis to fill the water column.
 

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I have the same tank essentially, 72 x 24 x 29 and here is my stocking list:

1 gem
2 yellows
1 hippo
1 fox face
1 juvenile two spot bristletooth
1 juvenile PBT
1 juvenile purple
2 clowns
4 blue green chromis
5 cross damsels (tiny right now)
1 mccoskers
1 dusky
1 melanurus
1 red fin
1 clown wrasse
1 flame angel
1 Coral beauty
1 swallowtail
1 flame back
1 keyhole angel

And I am already planning a larger tank because when I observe the tank the activity in there is such that I feel it might be overstocked.

Just my two cents based on same tank and 29 fish, a lot of them still very small.
 

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