Which Fish To Introduce First?

dnsfpl

New member
intend to keep

10 x chromis
2 x true perc
1 x blue tang
1 x powder blue
1 x powder brown

in my 3 x 2 x 2 feet tank

understand that i should intro the least aggressive fish first
thanks
 

vivioo7

New member
Im coming up with a 90 gallon tank is that right? I dont think three tangs will work especially such big ones. Also Ive heard chromis will eventually kill each other off its happened twice in my tank so now I only have one but I think many people keep them successfully.
 

LobsterOfJustice

Recovering Detritophobe
Choose one of the three tangs. Personally I wouldn't do any of those three in a 3 foot tank, but if you must have a tang, choose a ctenochaetus or zebrasoma tang.
 

snorvich

Team RC member
Team RC
Agree with both of the above. I would not waste the space with clownfish either; when mature they become aggressive.
 

dnsfpl

New member
my skimmer is Reef Octopus DNW 200

am i overstocking?
what fish do you suggest if i remove the tangs?

thanks
 

michellejy

New member
Anthias, cardinals, wrasses, pseudochromis, dwarf angel, hawkfish, firefish... pretty much the stuff that wasn't on your list. :) (I don't mean all of those together. Wrasses and firefish generally don't work well together.)

You got some good advice from everyone about what to add and what to avoid. I generally agree with Steve (snorvich), but I love clownfish. He's right about the overstocking part though on your original list.
 

m8j4c

New member
keep 1 of those tangs, only go 7 chromis, maybe 1 clown, 1 lawnmower blenny, and a 6 line later on!!
 

klaytos

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14166209#post14166209 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by LobsterOfJustice
instead of the tangs I would look into a dwarf angel and a flasher/fairy wrasse.

I agree with this. Most tangs would be fairly miserable in a 3ft tank, and the dwarf angels/wrasses are very good substitutes color and activity-wise. I would consider scaling back by 3-4 chromis. 10 just seems like alot. But then they don't produce a ton of waste... But cumulatively.. I am torn lol.

To answer the original question; Chromis first. They are hardy and even when established wont pick on anything. Except each other.
 

dnsfpl

New member
decide to change to

8 x chromis
2 x true perc
1 x blue tang
1 x yellow tang

is this combination better?

thanks
 

snorvich

Team RC member
Team RC
Better put probably you will be less than happy. Get more experience, do more reading, then think about fish.
 
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