Restocking the Fluval 13.5

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Hey everyone!
A few months ago I lost my fish in my 13.5 galllon tank to velvet. I had a clownfish, a firefish, a royal gramma, and a sharknose goby. As the fallow period continues, I am thinking about the stocking list for the tank when the fallow period is over.
Below is is list of possible candidates. I’m trying to come up with combinations that I like, but there’s too many choices. So what, in your opinion, would be the most entertaining stocking combination?

-Pair of clowns
-royal gramma
-six line wrasse
-sharknose goby
-firefish
-Baggai cardinal fish
-clown goby
-Pygmy waspfish
-shrimp goby pair
-yellowtail blue damselfish
-red scooter blenny
-tailspot blenny
-falco hawkfish
-yasha goby
 
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Not trying to be a downer, but there's a handful of fish in that list that might be cramped with that small of a tank. I removed the ones identified, mainly for swimming space or some may need micro fauna to stay alive.

-Pair of clowns
-sharknose goby
-firefish
-clown goby
-Pygmy waspfish
-shrimp goby pair
-yellowtail blue damselfish
-tailspot blenny
-yasha goby

Pink Streaked Wrasse or Possum Wrasse are good Wrasses for that size tank though.
 
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Not trying to be a downer, but there's a handful of fish in that list that might be cramped with that small of a tank. I removed the ones identified, mainly for swimming space or some may need micro fauna to stay alive.

-Pair of clowns
-sharknose goby
-firefish
-clown goby
-Pygmy waspfish
-shrimp goby pair
-yellowtail blue damselfish
-tailspot blenny
-yasha goby

Pink Streaked Wrasse or Possum Wrasse are good Wrasses for that size tank though.
Thanks! I didn’t think that the wrasse would work either, it really was just a fun thought. Are the cardinal and gramma really too big though?
 

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@Sharkbait19, I thought the same thing about the cardinals because you see them in the store they are so small. With a tank that size I'd personally go with a bunch of small fish.

Neon Goby
Sharknose Goby
Yellow Goby

I've heard that damsels can be super territorial as well. I have had my eyes on getting a Swales Swissguard Basslet for a while. You may want to look at that too, really cool looking fish and apparently can handle a 10 gallon tank.
 
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@Sharkbait19, I thought the same thing about the cardinals because you see them in the store they are so small. With a tank that size I'd personally go with a bunch of small fish.

Neon Goby
Sharknose Goby
Yellow Goby

I've heard that damsels can be super territorial as well. I have had my eyes on getting a Swales Swissguard Basslet for a while. You may want to look at that too, really cool looking fish and apparently can handle a 10 gallon tank.
The swissguard basslet looks cool! Thanks a ton!!
 
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Pair of clowns
Opossum wrasse
Yellow watchman goby plus shrimp pair
Thats full on fish

Do you need reccomendations for a cuc
Thanks! The only cuc questions I can think of is are a) Are there any inverts that can fit in my tank that would eat all the detritus and dead things on the sandbed, to reduce phosphate and ammonia buildup, and b) is there anything that will keep the walls clean so I can scrape algae off less often?
Also, this next quesiton is purely out of curiosity because I love starfish so much-- are there any non-asterina starfish species that would last for life in a Fluval 13.5? If not a starfish, are there other echinoderms that could work?

My current cuc is:
1 astrea snail
1 banded trochus snail
1 cerith snail
1 nassarius snail (not sure if it is, it was a hitchhiker)
3 bumblebee snails (bought them recently due to vermatids)
8 hermit crabs
1 emerald crab

I had a turbo and margherita, but they both eventually died for unknown reasons.
 
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I plan on ordering from LiveAquaria a tiger pistol shrimp and a hi fin banded goby. The shrimp will go into the DT and the goby into QT for a month. How will the goby fair with a pair of clowns? Would it be picked on? I know banded gobies are on the smaller side for shrimp gobies.
 
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