Need help stocking a 75 gallon

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I need help stocking a 75 gallon FOWLR tank. These are the fish I would like to have but I understand they may not be compatible with this size tank or with each other.
Yellow tang
Copperband butterfly fish
Bicolor angelfish
Antenneta Lionfish
Seahorse
mandarin fish
 
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Guessing this is a new setup? If yes, I'd hold off on the mandarin until the tank matures a bit and you get a population of pods going. If you're running a fuge in your sump get some pods and get them started.
It is a new setup also I don't have a sump I'm using a fx4 filter
 

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It is a new setup also I don't have a sump I'm using a fx4 filter
No reason you can't run a successful tank with a canister filter and hob skimmer. But if you want a mandarin, or any fish that feed primarily on pods you'll either have to culture them yourself or add them at regular intervals. Also, cbbs can be a challenge to get eating. If you decide to try one make sure to see it eat at you lfs, find out what they're feeding it, and still be prepared to have it not eat when it goes in your tank. I've had great luck with my cbb by making my own food fresh from the fish market. Welcome to the hobby btw :) .
 
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No reason you can't run a successful tank with a canister filter and hob skimmer. But if you want a mandarin, or any fish that feed primarily on pods you'll either have to culture them yourself or add them at regular intervals. Also, cbbs can be a challenge to get eating. If you decide to try one make sure to see it eat at you lfs, find out what they're feeding it, and still be prepared to have it not eat when it goes in your tank. I've had great luck with my cbb by making my own food fresh from the fish market. Welcome to the hobby btw :) .
Thank you can you give me some recommendations on what fish to go with the antenneta lionfish, yellow tang,and bicolor angelfish. I'm not going to go with the mandarin and Copperband butterfly and the seahorse.
 
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I know the yellow tang needs a minimum of a 100g tank.

If you’re interested in another species of tang, a Tomini tang (or other species in the genus Ctenochaetus) stays smaller and can go in a 75g.
I've came up with a new list let me know if I can have these fish together
Bi-color angel
Antenneta Lionfish
Neon dottyback
cardinal fish
Fathead anthias
flame angelfish
Royal blue tang
 

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I've came up with a new list let me know if I can have these fish together
Bi-color angel
Antenneta Lionfish
Neon dottyback
cardinal fish
Fathead anthias
flame angelfish
Royal blue tang

I assume by royal blue tang, you mean blue tang? Needs an even bigger tank than a yellow tang.

Pretty much the only tangs that can have enough swimming space in a 75 gallon tank are of the Ctenochaetus genus, also know as Bristletooth tangs.

 
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I assume by royal blue tang, you mean blue tang? Needs an even bigger tank than a yellow tang.

Pretty much the only tangs that can have enough swimming space in a 75 gallon tank are of the Ctenochaetus genus, also know as Bristletooth tangs.

Ok but are the rest ok?
 
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Ok but are the rest ok?
I’m not an expert, so I’m not going to speculate on what I’m not certain of.

I do know that lionfish will eat any other fish that can fit in its mouth.

I would recommend looking up each species you’re thinking about on liveaquaria.com. They have very thorough information for almost every species of fish available for home aquariums, including level of care required, level of aggression, whether or not they are reef safe, and minimum tank size.
 

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I need help stocking a 75 gallon FOWLR tank. These are the fish I would like to have but I understand they may not be compatible with this size tank or with each other.
Yellow tang
Copperband butterfly fish
Bicolor angelfish
Antenneta Lionfish
Seahorse
mandarin fish
All fish are compatible together when placed in resin cast. Lol. But seriously, over the years I have mixed things that really shouldn't live together with good outcomes. The one thing I refuse to do is have 2 of any fish with the exception of clowns. When adding I usually add any carnivore fish last. (lion/dwarf lion)
 
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I am all for the more interesting social interactions of fish kept in pairs and harems. It’s really beautiful when some of them do courtship and spawning dances, chasing and circling each other and ascending in the water column. See OrionN’s Flame and Flameback Angels for example.
 

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I would recommend looking up each species you’re thinking about on liveaquaria.com. They have very thorough information for almost every species of fish available for home aquariums, including level of care required, level of aggression, whether or not they are reef safe, and minimum tank size.
That's what I do when considering a fish. Them and bluezooaqutics. Only thing I wish they'd add would be approximate lifespan.
 

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I've came up with a new list let me know if I can have these fish together
Bi-color angel
Antenneta Lionfish
Neon dottyback
cardinal fish
Fathead anthias
flame angelfish
Royal blue tang
Lion fish will likely eat the dottyback and cardinal, possibly others.

Stick to bristletooth tangs in a 75 (yellow eye kole tang, tomini, white tail, blue eye).
 
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I know just about everything about freshwater fish now that I'm trying to start a saltwater tank I feel like I'm starting over lol
 
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