Reef Central Online Community
Champion Lighting

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Marine Fish Forums > Reef Fishes
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 07/17/2017, 01:02 PM   #1
joecc
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 111
Yellowhead jawfish compatability help, please?

In a 120, I plan on having the following and am wondering if this stocking group would okay with a pair of yellowhead jawfish? The 2 jawfish would be the first fish added with time to let them settle in

Randall's goby
Midas blenny
pair Occelaris clowns
Leapard toby puffer
Labout's wrasse
Hoeven's wrasse
Flame hawkfish
Flamback angel
Black cap basslet
Chocolate tang

Are these tank mates likely to cause too much stress on the jawfish pair or is there likely enough room in 120??

What order would you add these fish, again with jawfish pair in first?



Last edited by joecc; 07/17/2017 at 01:32 PM.
joecc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/17/2017, 01:16 PM   #2
falconut
Registered Member
 
falconut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,787
I believe your good if you put then in first and let them settle. It's similar to the stock I had with my jawfish.


__________________
180 Gallon FOWLR, 40 Gallon Sump and 10 Gallon Refuge. (2) OceanRevive S026 LEDs, ASM G2 Skimmer & SCA-302 Skimmer. Setup since July 2017.
falconut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07/17/2017, 03:29 PM   #3
joecc
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 111
Thanks Falonut!. Anyone else have some advice on this?


joecc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/17/2017, 09:55 PM   #4
ginpang
Registered Member
 
ginpang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 603
The only one I would worry about is the basslet being curious with the jawfish's hangout hole.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


ginpang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2017, 06:02 AM   #5
alton
Registered Member
 
alton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Zuehl, Texas
Posts: 3,832
You will have to find a way to get food to the jawfish once all the other fish are added? Some use a turkey baster.


alton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2017, 08:01 AM   #6
joecc
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 111
Thanks all!

Yes Alton, I realize I will have to spot feed them near their den


joecc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2017, 11:41 AM   #7
falconut
Registered Member
 
falconut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,787
Once the jawfish settles in, it should come out for the food. Mine swam right out with my other fish. Getting them comfortable is the rough part. Until they make their borrow, they have the potential of jumping. Turkey baster might be a good idea until it settles in, if there are other fish.


__________________
180 Gallon FOWLR, 40 Gallon Sump and 10 Gallon Refuge. (2) OceanRevive S026 LEDs, ASM G2 Skimmer & SCA-302 Skimmer. Setup since July 2017.
falconut is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:50 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014