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    Initial Stocking List

    Hi All,

    I've put together an initial stocking list for my 77gallon and looking for comments/suggestions... I'm assuming I probably put down more fish than my tank would handle so let me know which are most troublesome and maybe what combo of the following you would go with... or maybe you have other fish to suggest....


    For sure
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    Percula Clown (2)
    Bangaii Cardinal (2)
    Copperband Butterfly (1) or longfin bannerfish (2) (probably go with the copperband)


    One of the following two, like the anthias better
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    Green/Blue Chromis (6)
    Lyretail/Scalefin anthias Pseudanthias squamipinnis (3)


    Maybe One of following
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    Powder Brown Tang/Yellow Tang/Kole Tang



    What are peoples opinions on the Mandarin Dragonet ? Any other bright colorful cool looking fish to reccomend ?


    thanks,
    Nick.

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    pair of clowns and bangaii's... no problem. Make sure the bangaii's are a breading pair. 2 of the same sex with fight.

    You may wanna wait a while for the Copperband and the bannerfish, let your tank settle in for atleast 6-9 months.
    May even wanna skip on these guys, as they do ideally need a larger tank; or maybe just one bannerfish (Heniochis sp., right?)

    May wanna drop down your number of chromis to 4ish, or stay at 6 and anticipate a couple of deaths due to fighitng.
    Anthias are nice 'n all.... I'd probably skip though, Can be finicky to get to eat. The largers species like larger tanks.

    Skip on the Powder Brown. They need at least 150gal tank. Maybe EITHER a Yellow tang or a Kole tang. Not both. Maybe consider a Purple tang.

    Hope that helps.
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    Forgot... As for the Mandarins. They require a VERY established tank with a refugium. Wait atleast a year after you set up a fuge before getting one of these guys.
    Same goes for scooter blennies, as they are a type of Dragonnette.
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    cool, maybe i'll go with a couple of firefish instead of the anthias

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    Firefish are nice and colourful additions... They tend to be shy when first introduced into a tank, but over time tend to be ok.
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    Have you considered a royal gramma or any dwarf angels?

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    The royal gamma's are nice but I'm not a big fan of the dwarf angel....

    I've updated my list to the following:

    Percula Clown (2)
    Bangaii Cardinal (2)
    Firefish Goby (2)
    Copperband or Saddleback Butterfly (1)
    Green/Blue Chromis (4)
    Yellow, purple or Kole Tang (1)


    Can anyone comment on wether butterflies are a big no-no for reef tanks ? I've read the copperband isn't as bad as others but would it be ok to look into getting a saddleback instead ?

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    Here is an example of a great reef with a cooperband

    http://www.sjwilson.net/reef/

    She has had no problem with the cooperband and any of the corals or clams.

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    NBREAU,
    I have a Copperband and it has never touched any of my corals. I can't keep any FDusters though, but that's o.k. ( even if I really like them and wouldn't mind having them either). It's really a cool fish with lots of character and is constantl on the move. It is a real agile fish to watch maneuver around corals.
    Here's a pic of mine.
    It was taken byTangMan Montreal.
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    nice pic/fish Toutouche :thumb:

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