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Old 06/22/2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Fish stocking help

I am looking for fish to go in a 50 gallon mixed reef. I have a cherub angel, a 6 line wrasse and a tomato clown. I was given these fish and I know they can be somewhat aggressive. I would really like to add 2-3 more fish to tank. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06/22/2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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I would take all 3 out and just start fresh so that I can have a more peaceful system, but I'm guessing that isn't an option.

Look into fish that can handle that level of aggression. Hawkfish will be able to take care of themselves. Banggai Cardinals should be able to defend themselves too.

Word of advice: add the 2 or 3 fish that you want simultaneously. That will reduce the amount of aggression that any individual fish will receive from the established inhabitants.

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Old 06/25/2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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I agree, 50 gallon with those fish could end up in a nightmare. You could also look into some of the dottybacks and/or basslets. they are pretty good of up for themselves.

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Old 06/26/2018, 07:07 AM   #4
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I agree. Starting fresh is the best way to find success and be able to have the fish you want.

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