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CREXK2
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PostPosted: 2011.03.09(Wed)17:21    Post subject: First fish Reply with quote

Are there any fish that are as hardy as damsels and chromis that I could get as the first fish in my tank instead?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.09(Wed)19:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope we're talking about adding fish after the cycle...

It depends on how big your tank is. Royal Grammas are very hardy fish. It was my first saltwater fish and it was very easy to keep. If your tank is covered very well, Orange Firefish are cute too. Banggai and Pajama Cardinalfish are also very hardy.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.09(Wed)20:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes we are and thank you very much
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PostPosted: 2011.03.12(Sat)23:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the tank raised Sebae Clown (Amphiprion sebae) is about as hardy as you can get!
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PostPosted: 2011.03.12(Sat)23:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, and do you guys know of any good beginning corals?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.13(Sun)9:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not really consider any corals to be for beginners, but here are some that require less light and usually get top marks from various authors for being less difficult. Your research will lead to success...

SO-CALLED "EASY" CORALS

1. Mushroom Corals (Actinodiscus)

3. Colt Corals (Cladiella)

3. Star Polyps (Pachyclavularia)

4. Sea Mat and Button Polyps ( Zoanthids, Palythoa, CAUTION: can be toxic to humans)

5. Toadstool and Leather Corals (Sarcophyton)

6. Finger Corals (Alcyonium)

Soft corals may be a good choice for you. Scott Michael does a good job here of outlining the pros and cons associated with both softies and stony corals, notice the question is coming from a hobbyist who is converting a fish tank to a reef:
http://www.fishchannel.com/saltwater-aquariums/reefkeeping/choosing-coral.aspx
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