46 gallon bow front fowlr looking for new fish suggestions!!

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    My tank has been running for six months now,all levels are within range,tank is doing well but am looking for new fish.My tank is:

    sea clone 100 protein skimmer
    aqua clear hob 70 power filter
    agua clear 50 power head
    10,000k t5 bulbs
    actinic blue bulbs
    18 lbs of live rock
    40 lbs of live sand
    1 clown fish
    1 blue green chromis <--- thanks hiker4twenty
    8 hermit crabs
    5 turbo snails
    5 asterina snails <-- spelling maybe wrong
    5 cerith snails <---- spelling maybe wrong

    i was thinking of a clown trigger but i have read about them and now scared of them i was also think a puffer fish but i dont trust my lfs now he has screwed two of my friends and i bought a blue hippo tang off him and only lived for a month and turn greyish white and got sick and died it was acting really wierd and i checked my tank and my levels were fine and my clown fish was fine so now i need help,... thanks in advanced!!!!
    5 cer
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Any kind of trigger would be way too big for a tank your size, and they are very aggressive. Your tank is also too small for a hippo tang. Plus, hippo tangs are extremely sickly fish and tend to be very difficult to keep alive. Definitely not a good fish for a new tank. A puffer would also need a larger tank.

    Since you have inverts, it looks like you are trying to go for a reef tank, not a predator tank. So you need to find a reef safe fish that you like.

    How about red or purple firefish?
    http://zckimg.com/squidoo/nano-fish/firefish.jpg
    http://aquadaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/purple-firefish.png

    Sixline wrasse?
    http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11_03/images/297_sixlinewrassegeckopsu.jpg

    Banggai cardinal?
    http://saltwater.tropicalfishandaquariums.com/Cardinal/BanggaiCardinal1.JPG

    Bicolor blenny?
    http://www.rrppeixes.com.br/adm/catalogo/textoeimagem/blennybicolor.jpg
     
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    Look at gobys, blennies, firefish, sixline wrasse...

    I would also get a bunch more cerith snails and blue leg hermits and pick up a dozen nassarius snails to stir up the sand bed. If you have a sand bed.
     
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    Thanks for both of your suggestions!! Me and my wife willl take a look at these!!!
     
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    also try looking into a coral beauty or a flme angel with are small angel fish
     
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    SeaBee Ha Ha Thats Funny!

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    My Goby tears up the sand 24/7.
     
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