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Good afternoon everyone, I just finished cycling my redsea reefer 350 and I want to know what order I should stock the tank in. Here are my ideas for livestock:


Pair or school of bangaii cardinals (what is the best option?)
Cleaner Shrimp
Flame Angel
Foxface
small sailfin or kole tang
watchman goby & pistol shrimp
Pair of clowns, maybe

any other suggestions or replacements?

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Pair or school of bangaii cardinals (what is the best option?)
When bangaiis mature, they need to be a single or m/f pair. Groups only work when the fish are young. Add early.


Flame Angel
Great. Slight risk with coral. Add second to last, just before the potential tang.
A little big for a reefer 350, but some people will go for it. Near the end for stocking, but they aren't usually aggressive at all.

small sailfin or kole tang
Sailfins get huge. Kole would be fine. Add last.

watchman goby & pistol shrimp
Pair of clowns, maybe
Fine. Add add early with the cardinal.
any other suggestions or replacements?

I will always suggest either a flame or longnose hawk and a Halichoeres wrasse, like H. chrysus or melanurus or biocellatus.
 
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When bangaiis mature, they need to be a single or m/f pair. Groups only work when the fish are young. Add early.



Great. Slight risk with coral. Add second to last, just before the potential tang.

A little big for a reefer 350, but some people will go for it. Near the end for stocking, but they aren't usually aggressive at all.


Sailfins get huge. Kole would be fine. Add last.


Fine. Add add early with the cardinal.


I will always suggest either a flame or longnose hawk and a Halichoeres wrasse, like H. chrysus or melanurus or biocellatus.
Thank you so much for the feedback I will follow this and provide updates!
 
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