Top 3 Dream Fish!

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Killamanjaro, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. falconut

    falconut Well-Known Member

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    Scribbled Angelfish, but too rich for my blood.
    Regal Angelfish, but would hate to see it fade away.
    Majestic Angelfish, just got one in QT.
     
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  2. Killamanjaro

    Killamanjaro Member

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    Haha I started up this thread because I wanted ideas for stocking my up and coming 130g.

    Nothing beats a whats your favourite thread for ideas! :D

    Is that a scooter dragonet you already have?
     
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    As soon as i find a Borbonious Anthis in stock I’m getting it. Awesome fish!
     
  4. dutch27

    dutch27 Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Picasso Trigger
    Picasso Trigger
    Achilles Tang

    Yes that was intentional. Doubt I'll ever have a tank big enough, I'm finding small tanks without tons of equipment are more enjoyable to me.
     
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  5. XNavyDiver

    XNavyDiver Insightful answer loading... please wait. R2R Supporter

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    I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't desire certain kinds of fish but can't have them for one reason or another (tank size or incompatibility). I think I've hit my fish limit with my last two additions, a male and female Square Anthias. As I'm all about those colored sticks, my wife has been the impetus behind the fish, and me more as an advisor, steering her decisions towards species that are reef/coral friendly. I tend to see them more as coral nutrient producers...
    Ok, so the anthias pair is really cool, and I'm really happy with them. ;)
     
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  6. LadyMac

    LadyMac Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Mine are simple, but one is not a fish. I want a Peacock mantis shrimp, cause they are beautiful! I know not compatible with reefs, and can eat my fish so I will admire from afar, until I decide to set up a tank specifically for one. Two is a Marine betta cause, I cannot be the crazy betta lady without a marine betta I mean come on! Last I want picasso clowns cause I am an artist and what better type of fish for an artist than one named after an artist! My false perculas will do for now, I love them. Will never part with them. So just an I want list not necessarily anything I would actually get.
     
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  7. BigKid4788

    BigKid4788 Well-Known Member

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    Interuptus angel- Got it!
    Gem tang- got it!
    Conspicuous angel- too rich for my blood unless someone feels generous
     
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  8. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    A small, inexpensive, hearty, reef safe, SCHOOLING fish.

    Been looking for years.

    I'm going to try some blue eye or red cardinals next.
     
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    I've got a group of 6 green chromis that all hang out in a group together. Is that schooling or shoaling? Dunno. Regardless, these seem to meet all your requirements?
     
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    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    1) Madarin Dragonet
    2) Feather Star

    Both species are darn cheap (15 bucks each) here but I can't keep it in my current tank because it is slow competitor for pods and will die from starvation.
     
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  11. Killamanjaro

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    Seen a school of around 15-20 blue eyed cardinals and it was stunning to say the least. on their own, they're not much but a few of them together makes an impact.

    Did you consider the yellow striped cardinals?
     
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    Kmsutows Well-Known Member

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    What's keeping you from getting a marine betta? They are awesome fish. I've had mine around 8-10 years I think. Started in a 55gal and now in my 150 gal. It's always been a model citizen.
     
  13. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Might fit the criteria, but I just don't like Chromis. After a while, you're likely to end up with two.

    Yup. I kinda like the blue eye or red ones better, but yellow striped are on my list.
     
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    1) Achilles Tang
    2) Gem Tang
    3) Potter's Angel
     
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    Achilles Tang
    Gem Tang
    Orange-spot Filefish
     
  16. LadyMac

    LadyMac Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Research for one. I have to do more reading on them. My tank is only 40 gallons without a sump. I think they need larger? That and the fact that I can’t fond them locally.
     
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    Michael43 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Banghaii cardinals. I have 10 that’s school
     
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    Michael43 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Love the thread. I just got my holy grail dream fish yesterday. Bad pics tho

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  19. Killamanjaro

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    @Michael43 congrats on your dream fish dude! That is a cool conspic for sure ;Woot
     
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    ccbobafett Well-Known Member

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    1. Black tang
    2. Gem tang
    3. Modrish idol

    I hope to get at least one at some point.
     
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