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Oropher

Hi Folks,

 

I have a new 30G, and in this tank I'd have a mixed reef.
And planning for fishes are (in order) :
A pair of ocellaris (designer type)
Algae Blenny
Neon Goby
Midas Blenny
Yellow Tang
Kole Tang
Cleaner Wrasse
Mandarin
Flame Hawkfish
Coral Beauty Angelfish
One Spot Foxface

Any thoughts on the fish selection or the order?

 

Regards,

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I'm a little bit confused. Are you planning on adding all those fish into a 30G? 

 

A pair of ocellaris (designer type) --> Nice choice. 🙂
Algae Blenny --> Can reach up to 6", but is okay in a 30G
Neon Goby --> Stays small and is an active percher
Midas Blenny --> Will fight with the algae blenny due to similar shape and lack of territory in a tank that small (30G most likely cannot house two blennies) & is a planktivore (can be difficult to get onto prepared at times)
Yellow Tang --> Gets too big for a 30G
Kole Tang --> Gets too big for a 30G
Cleaner Wrasse --> Poor survival rate in nanotanks
Mandarin --> Requires very specialized care due to feeding requirements. Research more if you're ever attempting this fish - if this is your first tank, skip it
Flame Hawkfish --> Will prey on inverts like ornamental shrimp
Coral Beauty Angelfish --> *Might nip on coral
One Spot Foxface --> Gets too big for a 30G

 

I'd do no more than 5 fish for a 30G. 

 

Maybe this stocking:

 

2x clownfish

1x Algae OR Midas blenny

1x Neon Goby

1x Yellow Watchman Goby OR Hi-Fin Goby (can be bonded with pistol shrimp) (Can consider Tangaroa, Randall's, Wheeler's etc. equivalent as well)

 

Also, :welcome:to NR! 

 

Also, what are the dimensions of your 30G? 

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On 2/4/2020 at 2:19 PM, Snow_Phoenix said:

I'm a little bit confused. Are you planning on adding all those fish into a 30G? 

 

A pair of ocellaris (designer type) --> Nice choice. 🙂
Algae Blenny --> Can reach up to 6", but is okay in a 30G
Neon Goby --> Stays small and is an active percher
Midas Blenny --> Will fight with the algae blenny due to similar shape and lack of territory in a tank that small (30G most likely cannot house two blennies) & is a planktivore (can be difficult to get onto prepared at times)
Yellow Tang --> Gets too big for a 30G
Kole Tang --> Gets too big for a 30G
Cleaner Wrasse --> Poor survival rate in nanotanks
Mandarin --> Requires very specialized care due to feeding requirements. Research more if you're ever attempting this fish - if this is your first tank, skip it
Flame Hawkfish --> Will prey on inverts like ornamental shrimp
Coral Beauty Angelfish --> *Might nip on coral
One Spot Foxface --> Gets too big for a 30G

 

I'd do no more than 5 fish for a 30G. 

 

Maybe this stocking:

 

2x clownfish

1x Algae OR Midas blenny

1x Neon Goby

1x Yellow Watchman Goby OR Hi-Fin Goby (can be bonded with pistol shrimp) (Can consider Tangaroa, Randall's, Wheeler's etc. equivalent as well)

 

Also, :welcome:to NR! 

 

Also, what are the dimensions of your 30G? 

Thanks for the input.

This is my 3rd tank. My 2nd tank is a pico 10G tank and still running. I have a scooter blenny there. I trained it to eat frozen food.

 

For this new 30G tank (24"x18"x18"), I think I'm not gonna do a mixed reef, because a lot harder to cater different coral needs. Instead I'm gonna do SPS tank and bare bottom to maximize flow. Light is hybrid LED + T5HO.

 

So what fish I have to select for this environment? 

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Oropher

I did some research and i found :

1. Possum wrasse

2. Royal gramma

3. Fridman's dottyback

4. Forktail blenny 

 

all don't require sand substrate and live in crevices of rock.

 

any suggestions?

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You should stick with 5 or fewer small fish. They should be 3" or less, maybe 4" if they're a very long, thin fish. Any fish that won't fight each other will work. Avoid fish that are very similar (like two blennies, a gramma + a dottyback, etc) because they'll probably fight. Make sure you have lots of crevices for things to hide in, and avoid shrimpgobies (and probably all wrasses) since you don't have sand. The more fish you have, the higher your bio-load, the more water changes you'll have to do. 

 

Start out with something timid. Any fish known to be aggressive, like clownfish or dottybacks, should be added last if at all possible. Beyond that, and the number + size, it's pretty much up to you. 

 

Forktail fangblennies are venomous and can bite. They aren't normally dangerous to humans, but a bite from one will be painful, and there's always a chance of you being allergic to them. It's not likely, but could happen. 

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