View Full Version : Looking for tank mates

04-01-2014, 11:59 PM
hi all :)
so I'm going to do an order to J&L (now that my tax money has come in) I'm going fowlr ...in my tank I've got a few easy corals ...mushrooms, GSP, Blue clove polyps, kenya, some ugly zoas, a RBTA and a maxi mini carpet nothing special and if it gets picked at i don't really care...for fish I've got 3 clowns a flame angel a azure damsel a blenny a mandarin and a fire shrimp

oh and the tank is total 130 gallons and it has been running strong for close to 3 years

so im looking for suggestions as to suitable tank mates to get some movement in my tank

i was thinking
male squarespot anthias
Lyretail anthias
kole tang
royal dottyback
some bicolor chromis
yellow clown goby
six line wrasse
Niger Triggerfish
dwarf lion
and maybe another angel of some sort

i know that some of these fish might not mix very well and thats why im looking for input so what do u think ?

04-02-2014, 02:01 AM
Trigger and lion not good, triggers will nip at lions fins, some of the fish u have listed could be potential lunch for lion. Triggers are a crap shoot at the best of times. Both Lion and trigger will most likely wipe out any shrimp, snails or hermits u may have.
Ur flame angel will have established territory ((whole tank, lmao) and he will most likely be a little bastard to any new-comers. Tangs are ok provided ur tank isnt crammed with rock and they have room to swim, they like lots of space and they are added at same time. Ur Damsel may be a bit of a bully too, not to mention ur clowns.
Adding that many fish, you will most likeley have a higher level od success if u rearrange all ur rock work and put everyone back into tank at same time (after highly recommended 6 to 8 week quarrantine of new arrivals) because nobody has any territory to defend any more. They will still bicker back and forth for the prime realestate, but everyone should settle down and play nice.
My two bits FWIW

04-02-2014, 02:21 AM
ok so ill scratch the dwarf and the trigger as i have shrimp and hermits/snails...what about a copperband ?

04-02-2014, 02:22 AM
thanks for your two bits BTW I really appreciate it :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

04-02-2014, 02:27 AM
ok so ill scratch the dwarf and the trigger as i have shrimp and hermits/snails...what about a copperband ?

Copper and is a nice addition I would think. I would have one but they are reputed nippers. Seeing as u don't mind occasional grazing but u can probably kiss ur Zoas goodbye. Foxface rabbit fish are nice too. If ur system was bigger I would certainly suggest Emperor Angel but 130 too small. Meanarius Wrasse an great addition too. Always active

04-02-2014, 02:33 AM
nice ill go with that than thanks for the help !!

04-02-2014, 02:51 AM
Dont just take my advice, there are tons of folks out there smarter than me

04-06-2014, 04:09 PM
I have a fuzzy dwarf lion and 2 blood red fire shrimp, coral banded shrimp, snails, crabs ect.. and have no issues. In fact the lion fish always goes to them for a cleaning (shrimp), they hop on and he just sits there.

05-04-2014, 01:59 AM
Of course u know the hefty price tag that comes with an Achilles. Beaut specimine and definate show piece fish. Y not go for blonde naso(lipstick) instead. I think they're just as attractive fish as adults