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Old 05/14/2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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help me "fill out" my fish selection, please

So-wife wants to add some fish to the 150. It’s a mixed reef, with sps,lps,clams.
Current denizens are-
1 Red cleaner shrimp
1 Sailfin tang
1 Lawnmower blenny
1 Tomato clown (pretty docile since removing nem)
1 Neon dottyback (slight bully, o-k once fish “settle in”)
2 blue-green chromis
2 pajama cardinals

Of course she wants color, so I was thinking –
Pacific tang
Yellow tang
Yellow pyramid butterfly (is this safe?)
Swallowtail angelfish
Some sort of fairy wrasse (any suggestions/easiest care?)
2-4 anthias (suggestions on type/easiest care?)
2 more pajama cardinals (I love ‘em!)
1 mandarinfish

Obviously, I know I can’t add all of these fish; this is just my “short list”
Any suggestions/advice/experience would be cool.
Whaddya’ think?
Thanks!


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Old 05/14/2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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What is a pacific tang? There are lots of tangs in the pacific....

Yellow pyramid butterflyfish would be a great choice!! Get a group maybe like three or so and I think you will really enjoy them, with maybe some anthias and fairy wrasses.


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Old 05/14/2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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sorry , blue tang (Dori)


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Old 05/14/2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Blue tang will get very big, with a sailfin already in the tank I would skip the blue tang; I agree with pyramid butterflyfish, it would be a nice addition.


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Old 05/14/2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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in a group? 2-3?
thanks!

would it be too much to add 2-3 lyretail anthais , and 2-3 p-mid butterflys?


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Old 05/18/2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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Update-

Kinda funny, went to look at fish with the wife. Fickle creature that she is, we ended getting a Foxface Rabbitfish, 4 firefish and a golden wrass.
None of which were on her wish list! I think that will fill out the tank nicely, they are all resting comfortably in quarantine, all eating well…


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Old 05/18/2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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Ah, FOUR firefish, long term will become at most 2 firefish or possibly only 1. As adults they only like their mates.


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Old 05/18/2010, 11:33 PM   #8
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blue spot jawfish. shell love it. my girlfriend loves mine so much that she talks to it when it looks at her.


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Old 05/19/2010, 09:12 AM   #9
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thanks on the firefish tip-
i was hoping they would be o-k in a 150. if nothing else, i hope i end up with a male/female combo...


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Old 05/19/2010, 11:09 AM   #10
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I have a trio of Solar Fairy Wrasses and a Trio of Lubbocki Fairy Wrasses in my 120 and they are doing great and swim all over with each other and in just their groups.


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Old 05/19/2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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thanks on the firefish tip-
i was hoping they would be o-k in a 150. if nothing else, i hope i end up with a male/female combo...
Well, the odds should be in your favor. In the short term, there should be no problem, however.


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