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Hey all, had all my plans for my 200 gallon dream tank. But plans change and thinking about a new plan. I’m set on a reefer 425 G2. Now I need some ideas for fish stock list. I know I want a fox face but looking for potentially one small tang like a tomini or the like. Would like lots of movement such as wrasses. So if y’all had to do it for yourselves put me a stock list together!! Thanks in advance!!!
 
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That's a 90 gallon? I'll throw out
group of anthias?
Bicolor angel?
With maybe a flame angel?
I like the powder brown tang..
I've always been a fan of mystery wrasse.
A midas blenny is fun to watch swim around imo.
Add a couple clowns maybe
a yellow watchman goby and
a royal gramma.

Depending on how many anthias that's close to what I'd do with it.
 

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Amblyeleotris or Stonogobiops or Cryptocentrus Goby / Pistol Shrimp Pairing
Radiant Wrasse
Silver Belly Wrasse
Naokoae Fairy Wrasse
Attenuatus or Blue Flasher Wrasse
Rose Band Fairy Wrasse
Atavai or Royal Pencil Wrasse (Pair?)
Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish
Longnose Butterflyfish (F. longirostris)
Magnificent Foxface
White Tail or Twin Spot Bristletooth Tang

The main reason I’d do this is due to the variety in colours, size and body shapes. Ontop of that it’s a mix of what fish will eat different “pests”.
 
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I have a RSR 425 but the V3 rather than the newer G2, FWIW.
My current stock list is:
2 x clown fish (exact type unknown)
1 x Royal Gramma
1 x Orange spot Goby
1 x Convict Tang
1 x Foxface Rabbitfish
6 x Green Chromis

These provide a nice range of colour and speed/lifestyle as well as covering most areas of the tank. The Tang, FFRB and Goby are also a very useful part of my CuC.

I'll get another couple of fish eventually but I have decided yet. I have a Coral Banded shrimp and a few hermits and snails too which I enjoy watching so that limits a few fish!
 
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I am partial to angels, a 100-gallon (4ft) will let you keep just about any Centropyge / Paracentropyge. For larger angels, I think you could do the following:
-Smaller Genicanthus (Spot Breast, Watanabei, Bellus)

-Smaller Chaetodontoplus (Singapore / Mesoleucos, Black Velvet, Blue Spotted)

-Apolemichthys (Cream / Xanthurus, Red Sea Cream / Xanthotis, Bandit- if you can find a CB one, not sure if Karen Brittain still breeds them but I’m sure they won’t be cheap)

For most other large angels IMO they should have at least a 5 x 2 x 2 in my opinion and some need really big tanks.

Butterflies are nice too. If you’re willing to pay a bit more for a fish, I would consider a Burgessi or Mitratus Butterfly. A Copperband might also be fine but they’re not easy to get feeding.

Other than that, Clowns, Damsels, Gobies, Blennies, Hawkfish, Wrasses, Basslets, you have many options in these families.
 
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I have a RSR 425 but the V3 rather than the newer G2, FWIW.
My current stock list is:
2 x clown fish (exact type unknown)
1 x Royal Gramma
1 x Orange spot Goby
1 x Convict Tang
1 x Foxface Rabbitfish
6 x Green Chromis

These provide a nice range of colour and speed/lifestyle as well as covering most areas of the tank. The Tang, FFRB and Goby are also a very useful part of my CuC.

I'll get another couple of fish eventually but I have decided yet. I have a Coral Banded shrimp and a few hermits and snails too which I enjoy watching so that limits a few fish!
Really like this list. Not difficult fish to find and potentially add a wrasse or two. Thanks!!
 
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I have a 425 XL with the following:
yellow tang
tomini tang
melanurus wrasse
yellow corris wrasse
red fairy wrasse
2 chalk bass
3 pajama cardinals
4 firefish
spotted lawnmower blenny
2 blue damsels
yellow watchman/ pistol shrimp
2 clowns
Love it! Do you find that the 4 foot length of the tank to be to small for the yellow tang and tomini?
 

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Really like this list. Not difficult fish to find and potentially add a wrasse or two. Thanks!!
Thanks.
If I'm honest, the Foxface was a bit of a spur of the moment purchase as I was only at my LGS to pick up the Tang and Goby but I'm very happy that I did. He adds some real personality to the tank and his sleeping camouflage is quite something to see!
 

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Do you think you will have to re home the yellow or would be comfortable in that size for its duration?
You’d most likely find you have to rehome it eventually as they can get aggressive and rather active in the longrun.
 
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Any thoughts on this working list?


Tomini tang

Magnificent foxface

Long nose butterfly fish

Melanarus wrasse

Leopard wrasse

Yellow coris wrasse

Fairy wrasse

Clown pair

Pygmy angel

Dispar anthia school

Diamond spot goby
 
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Tomini tang

Magnificent foxface

Threadfin butterfly fish

Melanarus wrasse

Leopard wrasse

Yellow coris wrasse

Fairy wrasse

Clown pair

Pygmy angel

Dispar anthia school

Diamond spot goby
The fact that you named most of my favorite fish is crazy. Note this though if you mean a diamond watchman (valencienna sp.) You might have some issues with sand ending up on corals consistently. Maybe not in a tank that size but mine would throw sand up where the acros are to the point where I lost a lot of corals because of it. This likely doesn't happen to everyone but I can guarantee sanded corals will get buried. Also I love yellow coris wrasses. I would add the wrasses all at the same time. As for the dispar anthias you have a tougher dilemma as they shouldn't be added too late but I wouldn't add them too early. Maybe start with the clowns and goby then add the anthias. Then progress into the others.
 
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I have had the diamond goby in the past and that’s my hang up. My past fish threw sand everywhere. I have never been big on Large LPS on the sand before. But I’m thinking I will on this build. So he may be off the list for that reason alone.
 

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I have had the diamond goby in the past and that’s my hang up. My past fish threw sand everywhere. I have never been big on Large LPS on the sand before. But I’m thinking I will on this build. So he may be off the list for that reason alone.
For a substitute i find a pearly jawfish a nice addition as a bottom dweller, as long as you have deep enough sand so it can burrow
 
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