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Hello! I am asking because i will get a 65 gallon tank soon, and hope to make it a mixed reef, and am looking for some good fish for my tank. What are your favorites?
My Powder blue tang and Sleeper Gold headed goby are best buddies. One picks at the rocks while the other sand sifts. The GOBY is still very small.
 

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Hello! I am asking because i will get a 65 gallon tank soon, and hope to make it a mixed reef, and am looking for some good fish for my tank. What are your favorites?

Ask yourself what fish you would like to see in your tank and tailor your build around those fish. 65 gallons is a good size and you will be able to keep a nice variety.
 
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Ask yourself what fish you would like to see in your tank and tailor your build around those fish. 65 gallons is a good size and you will be able to keep a nice variety.
i want some awesome looking fish, like filefish, sharks and rays (i know i cant have any of those in the tank it is just an example), and lionfish. I want a peaceful tank though, so i want some cool looking fish thats peaceful-semi aggresive, and wont eat my fish. Is there such a thing as a mini lionfish that wouldnt eat other fish?
 

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Out of both my tanks my dog face puffer (AKA Big Cheese) is by far my favorite fish. So much personality. This is the first time he’s ever puffed up. Lol 1E88D6B3-3078-48B7-95D1-5DEC7216A5C1.jpeg
 

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i want some awesome looking fish, like filefish, sharks and rays (i know i cant have any of those in the tank it is just an example), and lionfish. I want a peaceful tank though, so i want some cool looking fish thats peaceful-semi aggresive, and wont eat my fish. Is there such a thing as a mini lionfish that wouldnt eat other fish?
You are correct.

As I understand, sharks and rays are considered advanced fish. I once saw a Black Tip Reef Shark in a tank at an LFS that was 800 gallons.

I also don't know about lion fish, but I understand them to be an aggressive species.

This is a fish compatibility chart from LiveAquaria. It will give you a good starting point in terms of fish that play nice together.


Have a look.
 
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You are correct.

As I understand, sharks and rays are considered advanced fish. I once saw a Black Tip Reef Shark in a tank at an LFS that was 800 gallons.

I also don't know about lion fish, but I understand them to be an aggressive species.

This is a fish compatibility chart from LiveAquaria. It will give you a good starting point in terms of fish that play nice together.


Have a look.
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i want some awesome looking fish, like filefish, sharks and rays (i know i cant have any of those in the tank it is just an example), and lionfish. I want a peaceful tank though, so i want some cool looking fish thats peaceful-semi aggresive, and wont eat my fish. Is there such a thing as a mini lionfish that wouldnt eat other fish?
How about a fu manchu lionfish?
 
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My orange spotted filefish ♥️
I also love leopard wrasses and yellow head jawfish
 

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