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Old 05/04/2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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upgrade to 55g

Hello, (first post so go easy on me! )

I just upgraded from a 29g to a 55g and right now i have the following:

1x emerald crab
3x tiny red hermit crabs (don't remember the exact name)
1x zebra hermit
3x peppermint shrimp
1x Royal Gramma
1x Perc Clown
1x Firefish

The 55g just looks a little barren on life so I would like to add just a few more things, what would you think about these?

1x Flame angel
1x sixline wrasse
3x chromis

I could live without the chromis if need be, I like to keep the bioload as low as possible

Thanks for your input!


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Old 05/04/2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Additions look good except the firefish will be toast. All of those can be agressive and the firefish would be picked on a lot.


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Old 05/05/2010, 02:02 AM   #3
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The chromis are going to pick on each other. Save them and you the trouble and just go with a single fish.


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Old 05/05/2010, 02:43 AM   #4
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Pick a more peaceful wrasse than the sixline. And you will probably end up with two or one chromis, like sunfishh said. Why not a pair of flame angels? and a fairy or flasher wrasse (if you have a lid)? Maybe a sunburst anthias?


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Old 05/05/2010, 05:55 AM   #5
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Yes, the sixline will harass the firefish until it hides and starves. chromis will winnow down to 1 or a pair. But go slowly, you just upgraded, give your tank a chance to mature.


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Old 05/05/2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input! I have no intention to rush this along, I'll change the sixline to a flasher. I've always had a strong sentiment for catering to the species that were first into a tank so I don't want to add anything that would go after the firefish.

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Old 05/05/2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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Oh, one more thing, would there be any particular order I should add things?


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