Fish compatibility

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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    Given that the tank is large enough will these fish go along nicely together.

    1 yellow tang
    1 yellow wrass
    1 clownfish
    1 firefish
    1 coral banded shrimp
    1 scooter dragnet
    1 longhorn cow fish
     
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    kbuser92 Breeder

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    If the shrimp is big enough, they get aggressive. And I don't know much about cowfish, but the rest of the list looks good.

    Yellow tangs need lots of swimming room. 6' tank minimum. And some advice - don't buy small now and plan on upgrading. Most people don't upgrade early enough, and besides that, it sucks moving from tank to tank.
     
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    It also depends on how big the tank is. It's not just about bioload, it's about aggression and each fish having his own space.
     
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    the cow fish can get up 16" long so a big tank is need the rest of the fish should be fine together just was the size of the coral banded shrimp and the size of the fish they have been know to eat fish if they can catch them and the scooter make sure you have tons of pod because the eat slow but love to eat all day and not all of them will eat frozen foods
     
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    The Cowfish will get big and can be a bit messy. Keep in mind the toxicity it can release if it happens to die. That being said, I have had both cows and boxfish die and had no issue with it. Depending on the size of it and the power of your powerheads...they can have trouble until they get to know the layout of the land.
     
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