possible stocking list

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  1. cwb_reeftank

    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member

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    I have a 55 gallon tank and in it now I have a yellowtail damsel, a chrub angel, and a melanurus wrasse. my tank looks pretty empty right now but I have been looking at several different fish that would do good in my tank

    Fish list:
    Fathead Anthias (maybe 2)
    Yasha Goby
    Pinkbar Goby
    McCosker's flasher wrasse
    Carpenters flasher wrasse
    Leopard wrasse
    possibly even a dispar anthias as well
     

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    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member

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    thoughts on this would be great and I don't plan on getting these all at once
     
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    The sunburst anthias will hang out more by the rocks than be in the open. This may cause the damsel and/or the angel to attack it.

    Dispars do better in groups.
     
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    how many would be good for my size tank and the fish that I have and plan to add also what else would be good to add? how much would the gobies bother coral I have on the sand bed? I don't have many coral on the sand but I heard it wouldn't be good or something like that
     
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    I like a group of five dispars.

    The gobies are species of watchman gobies. They won't have much impact on the sand
     
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    so a group of five dispars, yasha goby with shrimp, pink bar with shrimp, McCosker's flasher wrasse, Carpenters flasher wrasse, Leopard wrasse would be ok to add all of those with what I have now or is that too much?
     
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    That is a big bioload, but different tanks and different maintenance routines can allow for different bioloads. Add slowly and test frequently to determine your tank's stocking limit.
     
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    I try to do 15 gallon water changes every Monday and my nitrate and phosphates are running at 0 and 0.25(I think on the phosphate). now if I didn't do the dispars what would make a good additions?
     
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    Should have asked this too but can I put more than one pistol shrimp in one tank?
     
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    Withour the dispars you should be fine for sure. It may even be possible to do them, but just wait and see how your water chemistry handles the other additions.
    Pistol shrimp can be a little challenging to pr. If you want two you are best off buying them as a pr.
     
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    So I would have to buy a fish and shrimp pair to get two in my tank
     
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    As long as they are compatible species a shrimp and goby can be added at anytime. If you want two pistol shrimp, they may fight.
     
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    I'd say that's to much to add personally but it depends on the system. I'd pick your favorite 3 and slowly check stability over time. In a few months if it's very stable add another and see how it goes.
     
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    What other anthias could I put in that I wouldn't really need a large group of that would go with the rest and I may not put all of those in those are just some I have been thinking of getting
     
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    A squammipinnis and bartletts can do fine as a trio.
     
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    would Waitei Anthias be good or would they be like the sunburst and probably be picked on?
     
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    Waitai are a more difficult anthias species.
     
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