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Looking to start stocking and need something that will fit in a 15 gallon cube and will leave feather dusters and other inverts alone.

So far a tailspot blenny seems to meet the criteria. Any other options? Also like clown gobies, but I've read they can be nippy with corals in small tanks.
 
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Looking for something that will fit in a 15 gallon cube and will leave feather dusters and othe inverts alone.

So far a tailspot blenny seems to meet the criteria. Any other options?
I was just talking about Tailspot Blennies and I think that is an awesome choice! I have always really liked the pistol shrimp and goby pair, that is a super fun symbiotic relationship to have and watch in a nano tank
 

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Trimma gobies would look nice in such a small tank.
Also another vote for a firefish, love mine and totally don’t need a pair, one is pretty enough for sure.
 

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you will probably be limited to 2 fish total in the small tank
Not really. Until yesterday in my 15 gal, I had a Yellow tang with four other small fish (2 firefish, filefish, ruby red dragonet). I don't recommend going too far, but you can definitely do more than two (A yellow tang is only too far because it's too big. I didn't have any nitrate issues).
 
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see the probably, best to aim for 2 or maybe 3 fish and see how parameters are going than to plan for 4-5 fish in a small tank.
yes I overstock my tanks too but would i recommend overstocking for a planned stocking of a fish tank, absolutely not.
 
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Not really. Until yesterday in my 15 gal, I had a Yellow tang with four other small fish (2 firefish, filefish, ruby red dragonet). I don't recommend going too far, but you can definitely do more than two (A yellow tang is only too far because it's too big. I didn't have any nitrate issues).
I thought you were trolling with the yellow tang haha.

To clarify though I only want 1 fish maybe 2, just shopping out my options. There's not much swimming room in my tank because of how the rock is.
 

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Definitely a purple firefish or heilfreichi version. I’m sure I messed that spelling all up haha. Cool looking fish no matter how you spell it.
I feel like I’m the only person who thinks the standard firefish is the prettiest of the firefish and one of the prettiest fish in the hobby
 
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Looking to start stocking and need something that will fit in a 15 gallon cube and will leave feather dusters and other inverts alone.

So far a tailspot blenny seems to meet the criteria. Any other options? Also like clown gobies, but I've read they can be nippy with corals in small tanks.
I think, clown gobies will be more nippy towards sps. But its possible to keep them with sps provided you have a big and healthy colony that can withstand a few nips here and there. Regularly spot feeding the clown goby would help alot too.
 

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My tail spot and yellow clown goby both get along great in my 5g pico. My ycg is an sps polyp eater, so acros and digis haven’t faired well being nipped on. But he doesn’t touch birds nest. I just added some pink birdsnest and it’s doing ok so far, the bird of paradise is great. Lps is a big fluffy couch for ycg lounging.

tail spot is just fun, he will nibble on algae but i wouldn’t consider it to do anything worthwhile as clean up. Similar to the ycg and always perched on rocks and corals.
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I feel like I’m the only person who thinks the standard firefish is the prettiest of the firefish and one of the prettiest fish in the hobby

love my helfrichi but agree that the price difference is really not worth it, all three firefish are gorgeous
 
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