Weigh in (Part Deaux) ....

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Ok... I've taken everyone's advice and thoughts and narrowed the field and added a couple new candidates. Any more thoughts? Again -- 112 gallon 30x30x30 SPS and Chalice tank. Who still needs to go so I can narrow the candidates.


    Regal Angelfish 10” Semi-Aggressive
    Kole Tang 7” Semi-Agressive
    Ruby Red Dragonet X3 (or 4) 3” Peaceful
    Blue Reef Chromis (X5) for a little shoaling action 5” Peaceful
    Bartlett Anthias x3 3.5” Semi-Aggressive
    Borbonius anthias 6” Semi-Aggressive
    Royal Gramma 3” Peaceful
    Copperband Butterfly 8” Peaceful
    Swissguard Basslet 3” Semi-Aggressive
    Swalesi Basslet 3” Semi-Aggressive


    Flame wrasse 4” Peaceful
    McCoskin's Flasher 3” Peaceful
    Carpenter 3” Peaceful
    Cleaner 5” Peaceful
    Mystery 4” Semi-Aggressive
    Exquisite fairy 5” Peaceful
    Whipfin Fairy 3.5” Peaceful
    Ruby Red Fairy 5” Peaceful
    Blue Star Leopard (Male and Female) 5” Peaceful
    Black Leopard 4” Peaceful
    Melanurus 4” Peaceful
    Rhomboidalis (Golden) 4.5” Peaceful
  2. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Kole tang , red dragon , blue star leopard and rhomboid. Those are a few of my favorites
  3. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I would pass on the regal and the dragonet.

    It's gonna be hard to feed the dragonet with that many pod eating wrasses.

    The regal MAY nip at sps and prevent PE during the day and possibly stunt growth.

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  4. Good call on those -- keep it coming!
  5. My thought on the dragonets though was to get ORA's which eat processed food
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You will have to feed them separately or feed so heavily that they can manage to get bits that float to them. With that many fish in a 110, there won't be many scraps that will fall to them.

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  7. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I would do them all with the exception of mystery and Royal gramma
  8. I'm not putting all those in! That's just the list that I'll be paring down from. However, you make a great point!
  9. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Vhuang168 got me hooked on MacNeil and yellow assessors that I have quite a few now.
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol! They are awesome! Made the mistake of adding a Splendid Dottyback. Now I hardly see them. :(

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  11. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Flames wrasses are one of my favorites
  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    No regal. Royal gramma yes. One of my favs.
  13. What's wrong with Mysteries?
  14. As to the Regal I was hoping for one nice "show fish" in there as well. I know a lot of SPS tanks do have Regals. Is that mostly in larger, more established tanks with larger colonies (to spread around the polyp nipping?)
  15. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I have never seen my regal nip any of my corals
  16. P.S. This is what happens when your tank is 3 weeks overdue from being delivered. You spend your evenings working up fish wish lists.
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  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    You seem to not care about non/sort of reef safe fish though. Most people don't like to take that risk
  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Just kidding...kind of. I hope it stays safe for you.
  19. I've added one to my list!
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  20. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I tend to have bad luck getting mean mystery wrasses and royal gramma and therefore I just stay away from them. They are beautiful fish as well as six lines but not worth the headache.

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