Lyretail Anthias first fish post-cycle?

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I’m starting a 225g system (6 foot, 180g display) with an extensive aquascape built with fish in mind (lots of overhangs, swim-throughs, and caves). I plan to heavily seed the system with cowpox’s, amphipods, and other micro crustaceans immediately after cycling.

For the first fish I add after cycling, is it ok to start with a small harem of Lyretail Anthias (1 male, 2 females)?

I understand they will need to be fed robustly until the tank matures and I plan to do so. Any other special considerations?

My planned fish list includes these three, a royal gramma, various wrasse, Falco hawk fish, three tangs, a Midas blenny, a pair of genicanthus angels…any concerns adding the anthias first given this list?
 
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I’m starting a 225g system (6 foot, 180g display) with an extensive aquascape built with fish in mind (lots of overhangs, swim-throughs, and caves). I plan to heavily seed the system with cowpox’s, amphipods, and other micro crustaceans immediately after cycling.

For the first fish I add after cycling, is it ok to start with a small harem of Lyretail Anthias (1 male, 2 females)?

I understand they will need to be fed robustly until the tank matures and I plan to do so. Any other special considerations?

My planned fish list includes these three, a royal gramma, various wrasse, Falco hawk fish, three tangs, a Midas blenny, a pair of genicanthus angels…any concerns adding the anthias first given this list?

with it being a fresh system, I would be worried about the constant feeding not giving your tank time to Stabilize.. that would be my worry
 

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with it being a fresh system, I would be worried about the constant feeding not giving your tank time to Stabilize.. that would be my worry
I would think the opposite. Most people tend to under feed. Causing no3 po4 to drop to zero causing a Dino outbreak. Then again it really depends on the persons parameters. Are they testing daily for the first 10-15 days for no3-po4? The rocks my leech these nutrients out during this time as well for a few days. Or it might not.

for me I would say go for it. But test daily for the first 15-20 days to ensure your not bottoming out your nutrients. It’s easy to remove them. But harder to remove Dino’s once established.
 
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