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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

My first fish


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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default My first fish

    Went to keys today and among other thing I took these guys home

    Sorry pics kinda suck used phone again

    an orange spotted goby(what the LFS called) or Diamond Watchman Goby(What I found Researching)
    gobby - My first fish

    and my Red Thorny Star (thats what I found cant remember what the LFS called it)
    starfish - My first fish

    Im pretty pumped I picked these out with some help and advice from Mouthstofeed, The goby is going to town on the substrate its great.

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    Nice I love the watchman

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    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
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    How big is your tank Pat-O?
    It takes a long long time to build a coral reef. Step by step the reefs survive on partnerships. And the most important partners are you and I.

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Its a sixty gallon.

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    Oh, he's adorable!

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet watchman. Now you need a pistol shrimp for him/her!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yea we talked about the pistol shrimp that would be cool couldn't find any there though. Anyone know any good sites to order from?

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    nice goby.....you are well on your way into a real cool adventure.....r u planning a fish tank a coral reef or a litttle of both? just something to think about.....you gotta be careful what you put all together.....i try to remember to ask, "is it reef safe?" cuz i know im gonna have some coral in there....n i dont want critters munchin on it....and if you look at there little mouths on "some" of the fish you can see if they have what appears to be like powerfull jaws and kinda beaky mouths....be kinda careful with them....but thats not the only indicator....i believe and dont quote me that most of the angels are prone to eating that coral....not always but thehy will pick at it sometimes....the mandarin dragonette has a beaky mouth but eats little critters (copepods) so a little research goes along ways. dont forget to ask questions....but whats better is googling.....nice job so far pat....

    do you have any corals in there?

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yea I plan on doing a little of both coral and fish in my tank. Yea like I said I had help from mouthstofeed picking stuff out this weekend. But I spend over an hour or two a day online researching and I enjoy it. So far in my tank I just have some GSP and xenia both of which seem to be doing well. The next fish I will be looking for is a good deal on a or some clowns and possibly a yellow tang unless I come across something else interesting. This goby though is great, he is so active he hasn't stopped sifting and building his little den since I got him. I also plan on getting him a pistol shrimp as a companion when I find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat-O View Post
    Yea I plan on doing a little of both coral and fish in my tank. Yea like I said I had help from mouthstofeed picking stuff out this weekend. But I spend over an hour or two a day online researching and I enjoy it. So far in my tank I just have some GSP and xenia both of which seem to be doing well. The next fish I will be looking for is a good deal on a or some clowns and possibly a yellow tang unless I come across something else interesting. This goby though is great, he is so active he hasn't stopped sifting and building his little den since I got him. I also plan on getting him a pistol shrimp as a companion when I find one.
    that sounds great....just make sure you know that your fish are reef friendly....or if you want to take a chance....know that the fish you choose might just sorta pick at your coral.....i had an angel that didnt pick at my coral most of them do pick....he ate the mysis shrimp....and i think by keeping em well fed it seemed as though the desire to pick was less.....but thats the chance we take....some people have a fish tank as well as a reef tank.

    clowns are nice...they will host is a lot of different corals....mine host in a hairy mushroom....i personally stayed away from the anemone for my clowns....i didnt want my other stuff getting stung....im sure there are a lot of people using anemones though....but just starting out in this thing i didnt want to lose too much stuff and then get dis interested in it. i took the advice "mostly" from a respected friend and it worked....the things i lost were when i got off of his direction.

    when you choose your clowns there are many to choose from....i love the maroon ones but i think they are pretty agressive....check it out....im glad your doing the research...youll be glad too.

    the tropicorium is a great place to shop too !!!! its well worth the drive. the guys are great there....not that i have anything against any of the guys there....i just kinda hung close to Bryan....he more or less took me under his wing...and i am greatfull...will be getting something soon from there when money comes in......i think i have room for a nice birdsnest.

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