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Help stocking Fluval Evo 13.5

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Ajh715

Hello everybody, 

 

i just finiched cycling a fluval evo 13.5. I just put in my first fish which is a royal gramma, with the intentions of putting in a black ice clown and an azure damsel last. However, I have another tank which has a clown I love, and was wondering which would be the best choice for stocking the fluval (it will be a reef tank)

 

option 1:

1 royal gramma

1 black ice clown 

1 azure damsel

 

option 2:

1 royal gramma

1 black ice clown

1 Picasso clown

 

option 3:

1 black ice clown

1 Picasso clown

 

i would like to have a good bit of movement in the tank, as I went with a 2 island aquascape and there is a lot of open room in the center. Option 1 or option 2 are the stocking options I would most like to do, while option 3 is my least favorite but I will if it's truly the best for the tank. I hate algae in tanks so I want to keep this water as crystal clear as possible! Any help or other ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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makingfilms

two clowns will eventually be pushing the nutrient levels in that tank. I have two clowns in mine who are about a year old and they are mean and dirty. they would kill another fish in the tank not enough room. Option 1 may work out better... but for three fish I would think they would need to be smaller type gobies and maybe one of the above.

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Ajh715

Thank you for your help! I will keep that in mind!

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jesseatam

Royal grammas can get to a decent size and can be territorial, that tank isn't big enough imo unless it's the only fish but even then that's pushing it...

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Ajh715

Probably should have mentioned.. but I have a very lightly stocked 32 gallon that any fish that outgrow my tank can go into

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TheBig053

I have two standard Oscellaris and a purple fire fish in my EVO 12 and haven't had any problems keeping the tank clean with routine maintenance (weekly water change and scrapping glass/aio chambers). No aggression issues that I have witnessed either. The being said, I agree with the other posters above that a gramma or damsel could get too large, or become aggressive.  If you are going to do a third fish, probably best to go small like a small goby, small blenny, or fire fish. 

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tyg

Any firefish would do great in hat size tank. A lot of the small gobies and blennies are really cool and you can get lots of them in a small tank. Have you considered a pistol shrimp/goby pair? a Yasha and candy cane pistol would be incredibly entertaining. My favorite nano blenny is the Caribbean sailfin blenny. Tons of personality!

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Clown79

2 clowns would be the best option in that size.

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