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    Fish selection.

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    reefer87

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    Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:00 pm

    What would you choose. I do know I want green chromis, occ clowns, Bht, and a royal gramma. What eles would look good if I have the room as well. Remember its a 60 gallon tank so no big fish. How would a yellow tang do?
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    reefer87

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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:39 pm

    Here's my wish list:
    Bht
    Yellow tang
    Royal gramma
    Blue green chromis
    Occ clowns
    Diamond goby
    Flame Angel
    Coral beauty

    If you think something would or would not be compatible please let me know.
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:06 pm

    mark the yellow tang off the list. i think it will be to big for my tank.
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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:26 am

    Looks good. Not for sure what a Bht is.

    You may want to look at one large show fish. And then the rest small fish. A yellow tang would be Ok in your 60 as long as you don't get oen too big and you have swiming room for him. Or maybe even a Copper Banded Butterfly.
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:40 am

    Bht=blue hippo tang.
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:29 pm

    Blue Hippos get huge, in case you didn't know. Wink Mine was about 8" long when i got rid of him and he wasn't full grown.

    May want to forgo the blue and stick with the yellow. JMO.
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:44 pm

    I already have a blue its in my nano and 3yrs old and a little bigger than a quarter.
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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:55 pm

    From what I have read keeping a GHT in a tank that is too small for it(like you .25 sixed one in your nano) is really stressfull on the fish.


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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by dfladermaus on Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:59 pm

    Hippo tangs are pelagic fish, so they tend to need a lot of swimming room and tend to get pretty large, >12".

    Just because the fish is only that big now doesnt mean it is happy. After 3 years a BHT should be somewhere around 6" long or more, so the fact that its only 3" is not good for the fish. Im not trying to be a jerk, but eventually the fish will die, most likely from stress or it will get super aggressive, or it will start eating things that you dont want it to eat. fish tend to do that when they are very stressed from cramped quarters.



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    reefer87

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    Re: Fish selection.

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:09 pm

    Ok thanks for the info I will keep an I eye on her. If need be I will sale or trade it for something else.

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