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I have a 30gal tank, 2 ocellaris Clowns, one lawnmower blenny, and as of today, 2 yellowtail damsels. I just added the damsels in, but I’m worried. My clowns seem to Ben cowering away from them, and I want my clowns to be the alphas of the tank, not the damsels. Should I leave them or take them out?
 

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How old is the tank? How large are the damsels to the clowns? Since they are all "damselfish", their could be some issues. However, all my damsels do fine with the space and hidey holes they have. Keep an eye on the situation. Once mated, clowns will be the dominant fish. No doubt about that.
 

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I have 2 snowflake clowns,
1 hawkfish,
1 pygmy angel,
1 bluespot jawfish,
1 sexy shrimp and 1 cleaner shrimp in a 20 gallon.

People say my hawkfish is going to eat the shrimps. Any other concerns?
Also was considering adding a pistol shrimp to my jawfish hole. Thoughts?
 

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That is a lot of bioload for a 20g. May want to look into a larger system. Depends on hawkfish. May eat them, may not. Watch your nitrates, with that crew they could be high. Also, bluespot will need to be eating some prepared food to keep it going. Good luck!
 
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That is a lot of bioload for a 20g. May want to look into a larger system. Depends on hawkfish. May eat them, may not. Watch your nitrates, with that crew they could be high. Also, bluespot will need to be eating some prepared food to keep it going. Good luck!
prepared food such as what?
I do 20% water changes weekly.
 

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Hi!

I just bought my first tank and am getting ready to do a fishless cycle. I'm very excited to start putting together a list of fish. I was wondering how many I could put in my 36 gallon tank? On my list so far is 1 mandarin goby and 1 fire goby. I was wondering if these two would get along and some advice on who else will get along with them?

Also, I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a place to buy fish online? I've checked out a couple of local fish stores in my area and they aren't well or regularly stocked so I might need to go online to get the specific fish I have in mind.
 

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Welcome an hello, @alibarin !
First off, a mandarin in such a small tank will be tough unless it is truly eating prepared, you are preparedto buy lots of pods, or you raise pods. Either way it will require a vary mature tank due to their eating habits. May want to wait a long while before thinking of a mandarin.
A fire goby will do fine. However, make sure you have a lid. They like to jump.
As far as how many, it is really a matter of bioload and space needed. For instance, in a 36g, a pair of clowns will be great, clown gobies, smaller gobies, smaller blennies, one dottyback, chalk basslet, Chrysiptera sp of damsel fish.
If you have sand, a goby shrimp pairing.
Are you going to have corals or other inverts?
 

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Welcome an hello, @alibarin !
First off, a mandarin in such a small tank will be tough unless it is truly eating prepared, you are preparedto buy lots of pods, or you raise pods. Either way it will require a vary mature tank due to their eating habits. May want to wait a long while before thinking of a mandarin.
A fire goby will do fine. However, make sure you have a lid. They like to jump.
As far as how many, it is really a matter of bioload and space needed. For instance, in a 36g, a pair of clowns will be great, clown gobies, smaller gobies, smaller blennies, one dottyback, chalk basslet, Chrysiptera sp of damsel fish.
If you have sand, a goby shrimp pairing.
Are you going to have corals or other inverts?
Thank you! Ok! I will probably wait on the mandarin then and wait until I have a more established tank. I'm working on building a lid for my tank this week! Those all look like super cool fish!

I will have sand, and I am planning on adding a few after the cycle is complete. I was thinking Duncans, zooanthids, and pulsing xenia to start.
 
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So I'm starting a 65 gallon and I want to have alot of the smaller blennies and gobies along with alot of inverts. Theres also going to be a 30 gallon fuge. Couple of questions before I get to the fish list. How many pistol shrimp can I keep? Theres going to be alot of rock on the sand bed for them to burrow around. What kind of fish/inverts can I put in the fuge? I was thinking maybe a dwarf lion and a fighting conch.... maybe something else could go in there. Well heres the fish list

Scopas tang (i know will get too big and have to be rehome)
Squaretail bristletooth tang
Hi fin red banded goby
Tasha white ray goby
Wheelers shrimp goby
Tangaroa goby
Black barred convict goby
Wide barred shrimp goby
Firefish
Black ice clown
Black snowflake clown
Blue green reef chromis
Panamic barnacle blenny
Mexican barnacle blenny
Tailspot blenny
Pink streak wrasse
Black nox dwarf anglefish

Snails
Astrea turbo
Banded trochus
Super tongan nassarius
Zebra turbo
Bumblebee bee
Spiny star Astreas
Mexican turbos

Shrimp
Peppermint
Harlequin (maybe)
Bumblebee bee
Pistol

Misc
Purple short spine pin cushion urchin
Halloween urchin
 

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Not sure if this is allowed or not, but I was hoping for some inspiration one What to put in my tank. I have a 55 gallon that will be fowlr for next several months, but eventually I’ll be keeping soft corals and LPS. I will for sure have a pair of clowns that I am moving from a smaller tank. With all that in mind, how would you fill the remainder of the 55 gallon?
 

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By the way, we have some awesome people on R2R who are experts on particular types of fish, and they are kind enough to share their knowledge with us! ...and since we have the cool tag function on R2R (click here if you're not sure how to tag), I thought it would be cool to list some people you will know you can call on if you have a question about a specific type of fish.

Wrasses: @evolved, @eatbreakfast

Seahorses: @SeahorseKeeper
Angels: Aquaph8

(more names will be added as we go)
Oh wow I cant wait for..... Are u sure u spelled that right?
 
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I have 65 gallons total system (Red Sea Reefer 250). I am thinking of the following fish. Any issues?

2 clowns
Royal gramma
Molly miller blenny
Pink stripe wrasse
2 Bangai cardinal
Yellow watchmen goby
Purple firefish
1 Pygmy angelfish (either flameback, flame, lemon peel, cherub, or potter)

any concern?in which order the fish should be introduced? Thank you. I will be keeping mainly softies and LPS only.
 

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I have 65 gallons total system (Red Sea Reefer 250). I am thinking of the following fish. Any issues?

2 clowns
Royal gramma
Molly miller blenny
Pink stripe wrasse
2 Bangai cardinal
Yellow watchmen goby
Purple firefish
1 Pygmy angelfish (either flameback, flame, lemon peel, cherub, or potter)

any concern?in which order the fish should be introduced? Thank you. I will be keeping mainly softies and LPS only.
I think this is a well rounded list.
 

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So I'm starting a 65 gallon and I want to have alot of the smaller blennies and gobies along with alot of inverts. Theres also going to be a 30 gallon fuge. Couple of questions before I get to the fish list. How many pistol shrimp can I keep? Theres going to be alot of rock on the sand bed for them to burrow around. What kind of fish/inverts can I put in the fuge? I was thinking maybe a dwarf lion and a fighting conch.... maybe something else could go in there. Well heres the fish list

Scopas tang (i know will get too big and have to be rehome)
Squaretail bristletooth tang
Hi fin red banded goby
Tasha white ray goby
Wheelers shrimp goby
Tangaroa goby
Black barred convict goby
Wide barred shrimp goby
Firefish
Black ice clown
Black snowflake clown
Blue green reef chromis
Panamic barnacle blenny
Mexican barnacle blenny
Tailspot blenny
Pink streak wrasse
Black nox dwarf anglefish

Snails
Astrea turbo
Banded trochus
Super tongan nassarius
Zebra turbo
Bumblebee bee
Spiny star Astreas
Mexican turbos

Shrimp
Peppermint
Harlequin (maybe)
Bumblebee bee
Pistol

Misc
Purple short spine pin cushion urchin
Halloween urchin
This is a lot of fish and a heavy bioload for that size tank. I would consider making the list smaller...
 

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Not sure if this is allowed or not, but I was hoping for some inspiration one What to put in my tank. I have a 55 gallon that will be fowlr for next several months, but eventually I’ll be keeping soft corals and LPS. I will for sure have a pair of clowns that I am moving from a smaller tank. With all that in mind, how would you fill the remainder of the 55 gallon?
My absolute favorite fish is the Banggai cardinal fish. Next would be friedmani pseudochromis for smaller systems.. When making your fish list consider all levels of the water column, weather specific fish school or shoal, what their activity levels are, and tbat they have overlapping diets to make them easier to feed.
 

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Hi all,

I posted a little bit ago asking for recommendations and I got some great ones. My heart was stolen by a flame angel and was wondering if I could have one in my 36 gallon tank? I've been doing some digging but keep seeing conflicting information. So far my list is:

2 clownfish
1 fire goby
1 blenny
and possibly the flame angel or dwarf coral beauty. If my tank is too small for these does anyone know of some vibrant fish that would be ok in a tank of my size?

Is this an ok list?
 
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