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    Looking for another fish

    After my recent losses I am looking to get myself another fish. I would like some opinions on some good hardy fish I would love to add.
    -raccoon butterfly (Chaetodon lunula or Chaetodon fasciatus)
    -threadfin butterflyfish(Chaetodon auriga)
    -white faced tang (Acanthurus japonicus)

    Its tank mates would be
    1 hippo tang
    1 yellow tang
    5 dispar anthias
    1 purple firefish
    3 cleaner shrimps

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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    wouldnt 3 tangs like that in a 125 gall could cause conflict?
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    Well thats why I am asking. Would the butterfly be a better choice or should I just be looking at smaller fish all together. Since I already have 2 tangs would it be a bad idea to add another big fish like a butterfly?

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    I taught that butterfly are not reef safe... but I'm new and Imight be wrong.
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    I know they are not reef safe. I don't have a reef yet.

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    well the raccoon can eat aiptasia...wich is good...the threadfin is considered a fairly shy fish but considering the tankmates that you have there is a good chance that he wont be bothered but considered a hard to keep fish...its totally up to you really...i think after all those fish are mature your will wont have much place execpt for a few smaller fish..for the fish fishes to be comfortalby swimming in there
    Derik...

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    But i wouldnt put a white faces tang in there as they get aggressive towards other tangs...apparenlty
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    Fly,
    Your sig. says you have a 125gal. reef. If it's not YET a reef, but you plan it to be, then the Raccoon and Threadfin are not a good choice.

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    My Copperbanded Butterfly and Yellow Tang get along well. The Tang will assert himself once in a while but all in all they do well. I have a reef setup and other then the aptasia and my little feather dusters the Butterfly is well behaved.

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    I don't know why but at first I ruled out the copperbanded. But now that you say so he sounds interesting. Plus I already have fish with yellow colour. The copperbanded would add to the colour scheme. I go do some more reading. Thanks.

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