stocking plan for 90gallon reef
Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:55 PM
I have a 20 gal nano that will be pushed off to the side and used as a Q-tank, but its current occupants will be going into the 90, along with the rocks and corals i allready have.
I currently have
a CuC of snails and hermits
2 peppermint shrimp
2 false percula Clowns
1 Orange spotted goby
and his burrow buddy the tiger pistol shrimp. My wife really loves the shrimp and goby! and the clowns.
Now moving up to a 90 with a sump and refugium i know i can add some more. In time i want a Green mandarin, and maybe some chromis, perhaps a yellow tail damsel, or an engineer goby. I will eventually have a clam and plenty of corals in there as well.
What are some possible fish to add to this group, to me more smaller fish is better than less big fish.
The tank is on order, im just looking for ideas on what to add to my plans.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:33 PM
Edited by Etcetera, 05 February 2011 - 04:38 PM.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:41 PM
I heard that many dwarf angels are coral nippers so i really haven't looked into them yet, but I can definatly start digging up info on them. The royal gramma and firefish are good ideas more too.
Now would the royal gramma, firefish, and a coral beauty coexist with my clowns and my orangespot goby?
Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:55 PM
Edited by Etcetera, 05 February 2011 - 07:10 PM.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:40 PM
I know i have seen some clowns that are more aggressive, but my pair are still small and Tank bred, they are very friendly with the shrimps and the goby, though the goby doesn't like it if they get too close to his den. Its funny to watch the clowns, I don't have an anenome, because i know that my tank is not set up to provide an ideal living condition for them. But i do have a feather duster, and the clowns host in it. At night they cuddle up in its feathers to sleep. The worm doesn't seem to mind too much, though it did retract into the tube at the beginning.
I can't wait to get this tank and start setting up my rocks, my current setup has rocks that are very secure, but my pistol shrimp has tunneled under the entire tank, and he pops out from anywhere, next time ill be sure to have 2-3 separate secure rock formations so other critters get lairs as well.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:23 PM
The yellow tail damsel is definitely another good one, they're one of the most passive damsels you can get and don't get very large either. You don't get many small fish that vibrant blue ;)
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