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New marine fish for tank

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New marine fish for tank

Postby larry123 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 pm

So it's been five weeks now and Just added a pair of common clowns over the course of the next months was thinking of adding one of each of the below
Yellow sailfin tang
Regal tang
Mandarin fish
Royal gramma
Banner fish

My questions are
Are bannerfish reef safe and community fish ?
Any one got any suggestions for a colourful and community wrasse and goby ?
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby stumpy316uk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:05 am

What size tank is it m8? Bannerfish can be tricky to keep and aren't reef safe. Mandarins need a mature tank and a tank full of pods. Regal tang need lots of swimming and get stressed easily with can cause white spot same with the yellow tang. Royal grammas r good fish nice a colourful they will stick close to the rocks. Wrasse wise flasher wrasse fairy wrasse r colourful.
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby malakye » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:00 pm

As stumpy said remind us how large your tank is. Memory is saying its 100litres but if it is only that I would rethink your full wish list so I think I may have that wrong.
Mandarins shouldn't be added to a tank less than a year old, add a lot of copepods and rotifers to the tank so that when you do add one it has a chance to mature. Regal tangs need huge tanks. Watch the royal gramma, I was going to get one until I witnessed one bully a chromis to death in a petstore before moving onto its next victim.
Banner fish are lovely but can be hit or miss.

What about firefish instead of the gramma. Cleanner wrasse are nice but flashers are stunning.
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby larry123 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Hello chaps yes it's a100litre just got two tank bred clowns in to help mature the tank will leave it for another 4 weeks at least before any more additions
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby superdart » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:11 pm

You will need a tank of at least 6x2x2 for the tangs as they grow and forget any mandarins until you have the experience and tank maturity to keep them.
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby stumpy316uk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Yeah m8 I would leave the tangs and bannerfish. Mandarins let ur tank mature for 9-12 months there r some really nice small gobys u can get like yellow gobys green gobys Christmas gobys then u have got things like flymo blenneys algae blenneys. Yellow headed jawfish r good bit very good jumpers but great characters.
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Re: New marine fish for tank

Postby malakye » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:38 pm

I have a 100litre tank myself, its stock consists of a pair of clowns, a cleaner wrasse and a pink clown goby, clean up crew consists of 7 hermits, 6 snails and a cleaner shrimp. I am classed as over stocked but get away with it by doing extra water changes, using rowaphos and I have cheato in the back but it would never support a mandarin or a tang of any kind.
I am rehoming my sailfin tang at the weekend as my other tank which is 3x2x2ft is too small for him and I can't upgrade as quickly as I had hoped. So I would avoid any of the tangs. Look at the clown goby or a fire fish or some other small fish and only add another couple of small ones into the mix.
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