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    Help me pick a new fish

    My tank is 36 inches long and 18 inches wide ( 65 gallons ).

    I have softies, LPS, SPS and a Maxima clam.

    I have about 1800 gallons per hour of circulation.

    I have a deep sand bed of SB that varies from 4 to 6 inches.

    I have a linkia starfish, snails, 2 cleaner shrimps, one peppermint shrimp, a percula clownfish, a royal gramma, and a purple firefish.

    Suggest a new fish to me.

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    How about a tang... perhaps a Blue Tang, every tanks gotta have a blue tang, they're just so marinish. Or perhaps a goby for the sandbed. just added a mandarin goby this week, real nice addition!

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    My tank is only 36 inches long......way too small for a tang in my opinion.

    Is my opinion wrong?

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    tank is to small for any tang. you could add a wrasse. they come in amazing colors. the FAIRYS and FLASHERS and a few of the CORISES have good temperments.

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    In my opinion, no fish would choose to be in any aquarium if it knew better. I have a tang in my 36 inch. You can get hem really small. Those Blue Hippo tangs often come in at only an inch or smaller. A the very least, he can last a few years and be quite happy. Of course there are some who'll say , no way, too small a tank, but ah, who knows what a fish really thinks??? JMO

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    Just to clarify, by "last a few years", I mean, you can transfer him to a bigger tank when he gets to big for your liking in the 36 inch.

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    I understand your reasoning Livingwaters........but I want a fish that will stay in my tank. I do not want to transfer it in a bigger tank later.

    Johnny Rock, I thought fairy wrass got too big for a tank my size?

    Do any of you recommend a banana wrass? By the way, can someone tell me if a banana, a yellow, or a canary wrass are the same thing?

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    Yah, a wrasse is a nice fish also, but the goby's are very entertaining and keep the copepod population at bay. I'd get one of those first. My next purchase will be a watchman goby / pistol shrimp combo. Lotsa fun!

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    Livingwaters, why would you want to keep your copepod population at bay?

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    sarcasm... sorry.

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