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  1. leahfiish

    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Has anyone had any issues with keeping very small gobies with Halichoeres wrasses, fairy wrasses, or Clownfish? I'm thinking about adding some small gobies to my tank but they are so small I'm worried about them becoming snacks. The gobies I was thinking about are rainsford, Sharknose, and green banded gobies. I have 2 cinnamon Clownfish, 2 jawfish, a small crescent tail fairy, a fully grown hooded fairy, and an Earmuff wrasse that's about the same size as the hooded. Any thoughts?
     

  2. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Those guys will be fine together.
     
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    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    No issues with a tang, either, correct?
     
  4. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    No, different niches, so shouldn't have any issues.
     
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  5. Himes102

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    Hey guys! Have the fluval evo 13.5 and currently have two clown fish in there. Was wondering what else I can put in here. Would like a goby is possible.
     
  6. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    A goby should be possible depending on the species.
     
  7. Reef-junky

    Reef-junky Well-Known Member

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    So can I post a fish list for my tank here?
     
  8. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Most definitely.
     
  9. Himes102

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    Any species that come to mind that could go in my tank?
     
  10. jp_75

    jp_75 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    How about:
    Hi Fin Red Banded Goby or Yasha with shrimp or pair Neon Blue Gobys?
     
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    jp_75 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    or more expensive Dracula Goby?
     
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  12. Mini Coop

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    Currently in my 120 will move over to my 180 . . .
    Fox Face
    Sailfin
    Scooter
    FlameHawk
    2 Clowns

    For the 180 I could use some advice on the order to get these. Getting ready to get fish to start QT with while the tank is cycling
    Powder Blue Tang
    Goby or Blenny of some sort - (Starry Blenny, Midas, Dragon or 2 spot) - suggestions?
    McCosker, Carpenter along with some other kind of wrasse - suggestions?
    Anthias - what kind? Probably 5 . . .(suggestions on type and amount)
    Cleaner Wrasse??
    Purple Fire Fish
    Dwarf Flame Angel
    Mandarin
    Pair of Cardinals
    Pair of bluethroat Triggers (kind of wanted this to be my "showfish" but I know they are shy. Up for suggestions of something else that might be a show stopper (although I know the blue tang will be gorgeous). I do love triggers though - - niger??
    School of very small fish like damsels - but something not so mean - HEHE

    I think this will give me a variety of swimmers at the bottom of the tank, top of the tank and middle. I am up for suggestions if there is something similar to one of these with maybe a more "unique" look. And would this be too many fish? If so, what would you eliminate?
    Thanks for whoever decides to give input! :)
     
  13. Himes102

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    I’d love this goby
     
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    Put a court jester goby in today

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  15. Reef-junky

    Reef-junky Well-Known Member

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    Ok so my set is:

    75gal
    Two sumps
    •One 20gal
    •One 10gal
    Mixed reef
    Looking to do a passive tank

    Ocellaris clown fish
    Royal Gramma
    Yellow prawn goby and snapping shrimp pair
    Blue reef chromis
    Ember blenny
    Firer fish exquisite
    Ochrestriped crainalfish
    Flasher Wrasse McCosker's

    Was trying to find more of a medium size fish to replace one or two of the others. Something reef safe like dwarf angelfish size.
     
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  16. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Clown goby species, trimma and eviota gobies, a small watchman species, Elacatinus species.
    Any of the flasher and most of the fairy wrasse species vwould be a good fit for the mckosker and carpenter wrasses.

    A group of 5+ dispar or Randall anthias are among my favorites. These species are more social in aquaria than some of the other more common species, but are still relatively hardy.

    Any of the blennies listed will work.

    Azure and springeri damsels are pretty peaceful for damsels.

    Add the firefish early and the damsels and tang last. The rest of the order doesn't matter much.
    Purple tilefish, blackcap basslet, borbonius anthias, grammistes blenny, chalk or tobacco basslet, melanurus or yellow coris wrasse are a few options.
     
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    Mixed reef tank, 40b lots of rock
    Curent livestock
    Two mocha clowns

    How about a melanarus wrasse addition?
     
  18. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    That should be fine.
     
  19. Jimmy Lee

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    Hello I currently have a 85 gallon tank (48x24x17)
    I want to add a leopard wrasse in with my current fish
    I have a 1" sand bed and plan to culture pods to add to the tank.

    I currently have:
    Yellow Tang
    One Spot Foxface
    2 Oscellaris
    Springeri Damsel (who is the most peaceful fish)
    Six Line Wrasse (Also very peaceful)

    Will there be an issue adding a leopard wrasse in with my current stocking list?

    Thanks
     
  20. eatbreakfast

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    Sixline wrasses have a strong dislike for other pod hunting fish, and also a strong dislike toward other wrasses. Adding a leopard wrasse doubles up on the likelihood of aggression from the sixline.
     
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