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Hi everyone! My first time posting here!

I’m looking for some advice on fish stocking for my 120gal mixed reef. The tank is 5’x2’x2’. I have a large sump in the basement - total water volume 170gal.

The tank has been up and running for 3 years (including a house move) and has a majority of SPS and LPS with a few softies. Currently in the tank I have:
2 x Frostbite Clownfish
1 x Melanarus Wrasse
1 x Mandarin Dragonet
1 x Potters Angelfish
1 x Purple Tang
1 x Chevron Tang

The Purple Tang is the largest (3”) and most dominant fish.

I would like to add:
7 x Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar)
1 x Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus) or 1 x Magnificent Fox face (Siganus magnificus)
1 x Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)

I will be quarantining all of these fish (not together). I will likely use TTM for the anthias and Chloroquine Phosphate for the Foxface and Copperband. I can set up 2 separate quarantine systems if necessary.

Can anyone give me advice on:

a) the suitability of these fish in my tank
b) any possible alternatives
c) the order of adding these fish to the tank
d) the order of quarantining these fish (given that Anthias don’t respond well to CP)

Thanks for your help :D


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I see you didn't get any traction on this post. Maybe repost this in the forum thread below. This thread has some experts monitoring that have excellent experience with helping to determine if fish mix well or not...


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