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  1. scoopsthedog

    scoopsthedog Well-Known Member

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    Right? He looks like a BMF and probably behaves like one too. Guess you can't have it all.
     
  2. JoshH

    JoshH Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    All that means is you need a second tank ;)
     
  3. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Squad

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    "Designer" clownfish descended from ocellaris or perculas should be just fine - they'll behave more or less like ocellaris or percula clowns would be expected to.

    I'd probably avoid the "blood orange" clownfish ... those are a cross between ocellaris and maroons, and can be unpredictable, from what I hear.

    ~Bruce
     
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  4. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    As Bruce mentioned the ocellaris/percula lines will be fine. Avoid anything from maroon or tomato lineages.
     
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    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Squad

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    Good catch, TJ!

    I forgot how murderous tomatoes can be . . .

    ~Bruce
     
  6. ZachP

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    Hey everyone I have a 20 gallon nuvo reef. So far I have a Redfin waspfish and plan on getting an oscellaris clown too. My question is could i also add a six line wrasse or is my tank too small? I've read so many differing opinion on six lines so I'm kind of lost here. I know they can be more aggressive too but think the waspfish and clown would be fine with one. Just not sure about the size of the tank. Thanks in advance for any input!
     
  7. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    The tank is not too small, and your current fish will be fine. However, a sixline will put an end to adding more fish.
     
  8. ZachP

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    Ya i only want three fish max in this tank anyway. Next question would be what to add first, the clown or the six line?
     
  9. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    Clown before sixline. Sixlines always last. Always.
     
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    ZachP Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks for the help!
     
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  11. Osiel Alvarado

    Osiel Alvarado Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but I recently added 16 clowns to my tank. Pic below. And Idk if I should add some of those bubble tip anemones. Fairly new tank. I hear they walk and destroy stuff. I have some sps frags up top that are doing great and don't want to kill them. Thanks .
    120 gallon tank.
    3mp40 at 50% for flow. 2 back one left.
    2 hyrda's led fixture
    2 T5 ATI blue plus supplement fixtures.
     
  12. Osiel Alvarado

    Osiel Alvarado Well-Known Member

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    IMG_1481495828.502415.jpg
     
  13. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    Clowns will manage without an anemone, so for the time being you should be fine. However, issues may arise in the future once some begin to pr off. As juveniles they are colonial, and may be ok, but 16 is a lot of clowns and if you end up with multiple prs there may be fighting.
     
  14. wadew

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    I have a NUVO 20 and was wondering if this stocking list was ok.


    -2 Oscellaris Clowns
    -1 Royal Gramma Basslet
    -1 Red Firefish Goby
    -1 Cleaner Shrimp
    -1 Yasha Goby
    -1 Pistol Shrimp
     
  15. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    That list should be fine, though the clowns may get a little aggressive if/when they start laying eggs.
     
  16. wadew

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    OK thanks!
     
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  17. Charity

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    90 gal started with sps & devils hand corals along with peppermint shrimp,her it's & snails for cuc....all doing fairly well. This is my thoughts on livestock ...
    in the end I want a couple of dwarf lionfish a fuzzy along with possibly a radiata... A foxface, larger mandarin and perhaps a tang and wrasse.

    any thoughts about that list? Yes I know the peppermint will be lunch eventually however he is totally expendable and can be replaced with a beefier type shrimp
     
  18. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Squad

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    Wondering if the mandarin might not wind up as a snack as well...

    It wasn't a dwarf, but I've seen a lionfish consume a blackedge moray eel significantly longer than the lion! (Well, I saw the aftermath - no eel and a _very_ bloated lionfish!)

    ~Bruce
     
  19. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    If you stick with fuzzy dwaves instead of getting an antennata, the mandarin and wrasse should be fine.
     
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  20. Benj2112

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    Hi all,
    I am looking to create a fish list for my 120 gallon planned to be reef tank. Attached is my list with notes. A few of my questions so far are:
    Is a Royal Gramma okay with a Firefish and Mandarin? Would a Yellow Prawn Goby be okay with a 1" sandbed? Would a Pistol Shrimp be dangerous to a Cleaner and Peppermint Shrimp? What order would be best? Any changes or other comments?
    tank_inhabitants.jpg
     
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