What fish can I add?

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks' started by Dan808, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    Current fish:

    Blenny
    Threadfin Butterfly
    Coral Beauty
    2 Clowns

    What kind of fish can I add? I wanted another butterfly but heard that is not good. Bicolor Angel? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. silverado61

    silverado61 Well-Known Member

    What's the background on the tank?
    Size of tank?
    What filtration equipment and power heads do you have?
    Water quality?
    How long has it been set up?
    How did you add your current fish?
    Do you have a clean up crew? Snails, crabs.
    Did you QT your fish before you added them one at a time?
    We need as much background as we can get before we can give you good answers.
     
  3. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    What's the background on the tank? dark blue
    Size of tank? 125g
    What filtration equipment and power heads do you have? fluval and 2 power heads
    Water quality? good
    How long has it been set up? 9 months
    All fish are stong and healthy, have one urchin and some crabs

    We need as much background as we can get before we can give you good answers.
     
  4. silverado61

    silverado61 Well-Known Member

    Sorry. I meant the background information on your tank. Not the color. My bad.

    I'm more of an invertebrate guy so I can't answer your fish questions. But I know everybody will probably ask these same questions so I thought I'd get them out there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
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  5. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    You have 5 fish in a 125. Your options are vast lol. Tangs, dwarf angels, look into black and white butterflies, hog fish,hawk fish, wrasse especially
     
  6. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    It is a FOWLR. I added a bicolor this week, the coral beauty is slightly messing with it but I assume that is normal. Its starting to isolate and sit in corner though so I am no confident it will survive.

    I had super bad luck with wrasse, especially a bird wrasse I think it killed a couple angels. In general as long as I do not get something of same size/species and a not too aggressive fish do you think everyone will get along? I know that is a super general/loaded question. Reason I ask as even though in hawaii I am super limited to what fish store brings in each week so I want to be prepared.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017
  7. silverado61

    silverado61 Well-Known Member

    Side bar: What Island are you on? I used to live on Oahu.
     
  8. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    Maui. Bicolor angel is dead.....
     
  9. silverado61

    silverado61 Well-Known Member

    Damn. Sorry for your loss.
     
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  10. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Do not mix dwarf angels. Look at flasher and fairy wrasse tho much easier and peaceful. If you like a larger wrasse i like the hovans.
     
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  11. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    Thanks. Can I mix any other butterfly with the threadfin? Would a black back work? How about yellow tangs?
     
  12. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    You can mix yellow tangs if added together, odd numbers tho. 3, for example. You can mix butterflies, dissimilar looking is best
     
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  13. Dan808

    Dan808 New Member

    So a blackback and threadfin probably dumb idea huh?
     
  14. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Hmm idk if in doubt best to not mix lol
     
  15. So did you get around to adding a new fish?

    -Kamran
     

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