View Full Version : Tide pool inspired Nano Stocklist thoughts?

09-23-2013, 02:17 AM
Heho kermit the frog here...
So I started a new nano tank a few weeks ago.
I am starting to think of what types of corals and critters to stock it with.

I was in the La Jolla tide pools last october with my husband (San Diego)
I decided I wanted my next tank to be tide pool inspired. Where better to start than a nano?

My ideal stockist.

cleaner shrimp
fire shrimp
2-3 sexy shrimp
small urchin
cleanup crew.

1 Hector's Goby
1 Firefish
1 goby/pistol shrimp pair
1 pygmy angel fish.

I adore Bangaii cardinalfish but alas! they get too big.

I've had problems with ocellaris clowns going nasty on me in the past.

If there are other suggestions to make my tank more tidepool like that'd be awesome. I've seen quite a few scooter blennys in tide pools but I think he might have trouble in a small system.

09-23-2013, 04:15 AM
I have found tail spot blenny and clown goby to be great nano tank fish. Pompom crabs are always interesting.

09-23-2013, 02:54 PM
Most of the Goby species are excellent nano tank fish and most have the added advantage of being relatively peaceful and colourful tank mates and tend not to get territorial.

09-25-2013, 03:47 AM
I've kept gobys in the past and I liked them, I was just wondering if anyone had neat ideas while I'm brainstorming.