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|Finally getting to start up a Saltwater Tank!!!
Hey everyone! I know its been ages but I finally have some time in my life that I could spend it with you guys! I missed all the posts on here and I am glad I could come back!
So here's the deal, I am getting a tank from a friend. Information is as follows...
I have the following in my 75 Gallon:
Chocolate Chip StarFish
Yellowtail Blue Damsel
I would like a colorful active community tank. My husband and I have a 1 yr old and another one on the way. Our 1 yr old LOVES watching fish and I would like something that would entertain her but is easy to care for (for us). I saw several fish that caught my eye but I wasn’t sure about compatibility and how truly easy each of them were to care for. Here is a list of some of the fish that I like. Please give me ideas on these guys. Will they work? Is there a better alternative? Is there something maybe I have not heard about that would be even more fun/colorful to watch. I have had freshwater tanks for years but never saltwater. I am getting this tank from a friend so it is all ready established
Suggestions, Comments, Complaints, Ideas…
Clownfish (Preferably True Percula)
Pillow Cushion Starfish
Goby Blenny, or Frogfish
Flame Angel Fish (would be fun)
Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse
Like is said that is just a list of fish I like. Feel Free to edit it in any way possible. I know the Chocolate Chip Starfish is not coral or invert safe so if there are any inverts that would work with him Feel free to add those as well. I am not in love with the Damsels, so I could sell or trade them to make room for something else. Thanks for the help!
|Posted 01-May-2012 18:32
IIRC, cleaner wrasses will only feed on parasites and usually starve in home aquaria. If you want to see symbiotic cleaning behavior, get a cleaner shrimp, which will feed on parasites but will also enjoy other food sources when the tank's other inhabitants have been depleted of their parasite loads.
|Posted 03-May-2012 02:14
I would love to add shrimp ir anything in that family. I was concerned about the starfish. Everything I read about him says he's not safe around any crustaceans. Will he be safe?
|Posted 03-May-2012 12:38
As far as I know, the chocolate chip star you already have won't prey on motile invertebrates like shrimp or crabs (it would probably eat them if they were already dead). It's sessile invertebrates (like clams, tube worms, etc) that would be at risk of predation from your sea star as well as the pillow cushion one. I haven't kept saltwater fish for years, so I'm not an expert, but that's what I'm remembering/reading.
|Posted 04-May-2012 02:01
Well that really excites me because I wanted something like a crab or shrimp. Thanks!
Want other fish would go well? I would like to add an anyone if possible so I can get a pair of clowns. That's something I have always wanted.
|Posted 04-May-2012 19:19
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