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Old 02/11/2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Suggest a Fish

Looking for additions to my peaceful 180 reef tank... current inhabitants:
  • Magnificent Foxface
  • Yellow Tang
  • Hippo Tang
  • Leopard Wrasse
  • Mystery Wrasse
  • Yellow Coris Wrasse
  • Diamond Goby
  • Engineer Goby
  • Longnose Hawkfish

Also have a coral banded and cleaner shrimp.

Any suggestions?


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Old 02/11/2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Blue throat trigger or genicanthus angels


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Old 02/11/2018, 06:14 PM   #3
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Big or small?

Orchid dottyback (pair?)


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Old 02/11/2018, 06:20 PM   #4
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Big or small?

Orchid dottyback (pair?)
No preference on size, I have space for a few. This isn't bad, I've heard they can be aggressive though?


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Old 02/11/2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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chalk bass
trio of bar gobies/zebra dartfish
flasher wrasses


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Old 02/11/2018, 07:50 PM   #6
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Genicanthus angels! I have a pair of swallowtail angels and they they donít bother anything.


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Old 02/11/2018, 09:08 PM   #7
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Clown tang


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Old 02/11/2018, 10:38 PM   #8
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Flame angel pair


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Old 02/12/2018, 06:08 AM   #9
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Copperband butterfly


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Old 02/12/2018, 10:19 AM   #10
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Clown tang
terrible idea

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I've heard they can be aggressive though?
Should be fine in your tank, imo. They won't bother your 3 big guys. I don't see any potential problems with your wrasses, gobies, or hawk. Certainly less aggressive than your mystery wrasse.

I like the dwarf angel suggestion too, if you're up to taking a bit of a risk. Chalk bass or gramma would be good too.


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Old 02/12/2018, 12:42 PM   #11
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Please do not stick a Clown Tang in that tank. You could go with Blennies, Bluethroat Trigger, a pair of flame hawkfish.


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Old 02/12/2018, 12:43 PM   #12
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I thought the cut off for a clown tang is 150-180G


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Old 02/12/2018, 01:01 PM   #13
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IMO, 300 or bigger. IMO, this is one fish that is not labeled properly for a required tank size.


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Old 02/12/2018, 01:45 PM   #14
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I thought the cut off for a clown tang is 150-180G
Maybe if it's in solitary confinement. Nasty fish, like the sohal.


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Old 02/12/2018, 05:27 PM   #15
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I thought the cut off for a clown tang is 150-180G
By itself maybe. Even in 500g+ tanks they are a bad idea, beautiful but a down right killer with age.


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Old 02/12/2018, 08:39 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definitely not going to do a Clown Tang in there. Also going to pass on any trigger, anymore hawks, or butterflys.

A few of the suggestions have me interested:
  • Orchid Dottyback - I love the bold purple color, have heard worrisome things about aggression. Maybe not an issue in the 180. However, this did remind me of Purple Tilefish. I saw them before and loved them. Maybe I'll keep a look out for those or go with the dottybacks.
  • Flame Angels - I'm hesitant on angels. Don't want to risk corals, but maybe I'll chance it. Any thoughts on the risk of a Potter's vs Flame?
  • Genicanthus angels - I keep my tank around 80, will that be too hot for them? I want stuff that is super colorful, what's the most colorful one? Wantanabe Angel? Do these look purple in real life?



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