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Alice

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Considering most of us don't have huge tanks like Mojo, what would you rather have in your tank, a couple of bigger fish or several small fish?

I like small fish, even really small fish, in my tanks. It's kind of like playing "Where's Waldo?" ;) I'm trying to figure out fish populations for this go round with my tanks and was just wondering what other folks have done.

Alice
 

mattseattle

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well my tank and fish right now is pretty slim. i only have one clown fish in my tank right now. i think he's made a friendship with my cleaner shrimp though as he's always following him around. i never see the shrimp cleaning him though.
 

Solov

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I have clown, velvet damsel (my biggest guy) and scooter blenny.
And cleaner shrimp of course :). All in 20 Gal tank.
 

Elmo18

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Hey Alice!

I tend to choose fish for personality and usefullness, and yup color :)

I have a pair of Gold Band Maroon clowns with a ton of personality. They're cool with a bubble-tip anemone.

I also have a Foxface rabbitfish to eat up macroalgae that accidentally grows in the main tank. He/she looks pretty cool. Adds good yellow to the tank :)

I have a yellow tang, also. Adds a lot of movement, and is very bold and striking. So i guess i have pretty common fish. I know people who just like to have fish that are "rarer" or uncommon. Some of them are really cool.

I'd like to have a couple deepwater wrasses, but hmm afraid if they jump out, or if i dont get a chance to feed them enough.

- Elmo :)
 

Alice

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I love rabbitfish :) I had a coral rabbitfish while I was still in Portland and it was great watching him go "camo;" that fish changed colors more often than a chameleon! I've also at one time or another had a Kole tang and a yellow tang. If I decide to get one larger fish, it's a toss up between another rabbit and a Powder Blue tang. PBT's have long been one of my favorites but that would be a down-the-road addition as I'm still not sure if we're going to be moving soon again or not and I want the tank to be super-stable.

I love blennies and gobies, so many to choose from and they all seem to have personality. I'm tossing around the idea of a goby-shrimp pair for my nano.

Alice
 

Katchupoy

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I have a common clown (hoping that I will have an anemone someday)
Zebra Fish (one of my original hardy fishes...)
Yellow Tang (I once had a problem of red hair algae)

I have red, yellow, black&white... now I need blue....
 

Minh Nguyen

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I like small fish too. If my tank is less than 75 g, I would only have small fish up to 1.5- 2 inches.
My tank is 450 g. I will have about 4-5 larger fish4+ inches and the rest are small.
Minh
 
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