What fish do you think is overlooked?

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Chrysiptera springeri

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Bad rap due to their brothers from other mothers. These guys don't really school like my chromis but gather together at the top of the reef before diving into the acros. If you want real pest management without the attitude I strongly recommend.
Is it all the lighting or are they really that deep blue?
 

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Yellow headed jawfish. Extremely under rated, very affordable if you buy diver direct from Florida, like living in colonies, and amazing personalities. Excellent tankmates for seahorses! I have a trio in with my ponies and pipefish, and they are just such awesome little fish.

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On a similar note, I think butterflies are completely underrated. So many people avoid them because they may eat coral, but most are probably safe with the majority of corals. They usually only eat one or two species, not everything under the sun, and with some experimentation and removal of whatever corals they like, may be a perfect fish for a lot of people. Again, they may eat certain corals, they may eat all the corals, or none at all, just have to experiment and see.

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Yellow headed jawfish. Extremely under rated, very affordable if you buy diver direct from Florida, like living in colonies, and amazing personalities. Excellent tankmates for seahorses! I have a trio in with my ponies and pipefish, and they are just such awesome little fish.

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On a similar note, I think butterflies are completely underrated. So many people avoid them because they may eat coral, but most are probably safe with the majority of corals. They usually only eat one or two species, not everything under the sun, and with some experimentation and removal of whatever corals they like, may be a perfect fish for a lot of people. Again, they may eat certain corals, they may eat all the corals, or none at all, just have to experiment and see.

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I really really like butterflies. I like tangs, but my tank being a 4' 120g my lust of suitable, lifeling tangs isn't huge. That said there's several butterflies that would fit in my tank and I've really considered. I wonder if it's better or of little significance to add them to a coral free tank and add corals or to a tank with established corals?
 

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I really really like butterflies. I like tangs, but my tank being a 4' 120g my lust of suitable, lifeling tangs isn't huge. That said there's several butterflies that would fit in my tank and I've really considered. I wonder if it's better or of little significance to add them to a coral free tank and add corals or to a tank with established corals?
I think bigger colonies stand a better chance, but certain things like zoas, fleshy LPS, etc are more likely to get eaten.

I added corals after (just went in today actually), but tried to do a LOT at once, larger sizes, and less palatable (montipora, palys, GSP, Pavona, shrooms, leathers, etc).

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I think bigger colonies stand a better chance, but certain things like zoas, fleshy LPS, etc are more likely to get eaten.

I added corals after (just went in today actually), but tried to do a LOT at once, larger sizes, and less palatable (montipora, palys, GSP, Pavona, shrooms, leathers, etc).

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I'm just waiting for my tank tp finish stabilizing, but I can't wait to start adding corals! That looks great!
 

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Well, basically what the title says! Are there any fish that I, as a new reefer, or maybe even long time experienced reefers might overlook or never really hear much of? Maybe they're rather boring color wise but perform awesome tank benefits. Maybe they're really gorgeous but overshadowed by another species that's more popular and because of that you don't see them at the LFS.
Honestly, not many of my fish are viewed as truly common and I don’t get why. Some were more expensive than others (I.e. The Laboute’s Wrasse, Kuiter’s Leopard and Kaleidos Pencil) but even the species like the Twistii weren’t a bad price for their ‘rarity’.
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Well, basically what the title says! Are there any fish that I, as a new reefer, or maybe even long time experienced reefers might overlook or never really hear much of? Maybe they're rather boring color wise but perform awesome tank benefits. Maybe they're really gorgeous but overshadowed by another species that's more popular and because of that you don't see them at the LFS.
Maybe not quite the same category but I think snails are awesome and very overlooked.
 

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That's awesome! I'd never even considered them! I've heard of jawfish but I feel like I usually end up scrolling through live aquarium or some similar site and always look at the same species/types of fish. I had to google these.
Jawfish are by far my favorite group of fish
I have kept four different species, and bred the yellow headed and blue spots. They have lots of personality. The sailfin jawfish is gorgeous although most photos don't capture their iridescence.
 

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I wish there were more gold flake angels available, love it... but the green chromis need more recognition.
Agree. Ive had my trio since they were tiny babies! Always together.
 

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