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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.)

adding a fish or two


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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    OK, so in my 60g I have four fish, a yellow tang,a clown and unfortunately two damselsi can't catch. Everyone gets along and the clown never goes more than 3" away from his nem. He had a female paired w him but she jumped out a month ago. So i'm looking at adding something. The tank is 23"tall x4ft x 13 wide. Any suggestions on fish that are reef safe. I do like wrasses. Should add I got about 90lbs lrand the tank had been up for about 1 1/2yrs
    Also I don't have a top on the tank

    WhenI take this tank down for something bigger, damsels will be gone....

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I would build a mesh top and find a nice wrasse.

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    You dont think there will be aggression issues? I do have glass tops, just don't have them on there

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I dont see an issue, as long as you dont get an overly agressive wrasse, like a 6 line, or a very shy one, like the smaller flasher wrasses.

    I would look at a mid sized fairy wrasse of some sort. They will hold their own and arent overly agressive themselves, for the most part.

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    I like Sir's idea of a wrasse....love the Mckoskers Flasher especially
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluwc View Post
    He had a female paired w him but she jumped out a month ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by bluwc View Post
    I do have glass tops, just don't have them on there

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Lol yeah I know....they get salt creep and I have to clean them all the time. I picked up an algae Blenny today. This guy has a lot of personality. I don't have algae in my tank but have the strips and he was eating misus. So I think he should be good. He found his rock and seems content. I might go back to rp for a wrasse and Mandarin tomorrow when Andy is there.

    Btw i.put the Blenny in my cube. So far the devil has left him alone...

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    rmalone - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Any and all wrasses better have a covered tank. They will jump, not might they simply will. Even if there was only a one inch gap the clock is ticking. I had a buddy lose a six line after 8yrs, to a one inch gap. I have lost a couple wrasses to my one inch gap. My bad for sure. Point is you must have a canopy, mesh or glass top or wrasses will end up on the floor sooner or later.

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