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PostPosted: 2003.04.13(Sun)13:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

You keep saying "Longmoore" blenny, but I think the word you're looking for is "Lawnmower."

The Lionfish is definitely OUT.

ONE angel only in such a small tank, and it's colors had better NOT match those of any tangs in the tank. Your chosen favorites of Flame & Bicolor just so happen to be some of the worst choices a beginner could make, by the way.

If you add a clown, another black Percula is really the only way to go. Anything else and you're only asking for trouble, as mentioned above.

Finally, you're going to need a SECOND tank for quarantining your new fish. You'll probably not get one, since rookies never do, and you're going to waste a lot of money and kill a lot of fish as a result. EVERY FISH in the pet shop is carrying diseases, and when you put them into your tank, those diseases will be unleashed. Don't say later that you weren't warned.
You can't effectively treat your tank for disease if it's full of live rock, you know. The best you could hope for is that a you.V sterilizer and some garlic can keep the fish alive long enough for the parasite/host ratio to rebalance itself.
It's a LOT easier to prevent disease than to cure it.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.23(Wed)13:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually in the 55 I wouldnt push more than one angel in the tank, they have attitudes like tangs when it comes to space. I would stick with one angel they can get aggressive towards each other. I suggesested going against the lion only because they will eat anything they can fit in there mouth and your damsel, clowns would become lunch. But go with one angel, since the tank is over a year old it should be OK because angels and tangs need an established tank.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.23(Wed)13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

One other thing is space your fish out do not add them all at once. Add one or 2 then wait a coupel weeks then add one or 2 more. If you try to add more than that you can put so much stress on your bioload and crash your tank. Remember take your time.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.23(Wed)13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

One other thing is space your fish out do not add them all at once. Add one or 2 then wait a coupel weeks then add one or 2 more. If you try to add more than that you can put so much stress on your bioload and crash your tank. Remember take your time.
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