Im bored and need opinions on my tank

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    Fastlight Semper FI

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    Right now i have 2 skunk shrimp a occ. clown(which my lfs swears is a percula but is not) and a royal gramma. We want to eventually get more fish. But undecided.
    1. Would a coral beauty and a flame angel fight to much? should i introduce them at the same time or does it matter.(yes i know 8 in of my total fish lenth ugh)
    2. Would a yellow clown goby and a pistol shrimp pair up? (the lfs has the bullseye kind and i read they dont pair as well...50/50 right)
    3. I want a mandarin but will probably add that last so tank is more mature although i see tons of the pods.
    4. Purple firefish? do they hide alot? we are tired of our fish hiding. (though they are getting better about coming out)

    I need my lights so we can get coral!!!! grr I was up in Lansing Mi for the USMC birthday ball this weekend so we decided to check out a local pet store. OMG why the hell cant they have stuff like that in Toledo. I swear im gonna open my own store. The displays were amazing and the frag tanks were like nothing I have seen before...hundreds of em. If my tank was ready and I had a cc I would have been poor in a hurry!
     
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    If you get a coral beauty and a flame angel,then yeah,you'll need to add them both at the same time.
    Like you said,50/50 on the shrimp/goby.
    And firefish are firefish.Some like to hide and others not so much.
     
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    Fastlight Semper FI

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    Oh I forgot about my 5th question...Suggestions!!! fish that are reef safe and dont cost an arm and a leg.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Look at the smaller wrasses.They are becoming my favorite type of fish,mainly because of the the colors.
     
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    Yea my wife likes some of them and Im sorry I think they are ugly as hell. Just look at the six line..thats stupid ugly imo! And the few i do like are way to expensive. Just sucks cause they are more of the open water swimers too
     
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    Gotta agree with ya.I dont care for lined wrasses either.But the fairy and carpenter wrasses are nice.Of course,most of em got a nice price too.
     
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    Some of the flasher wrasses like the carpenter Yote mentioned really isn't anymore expensive the flame angel,maybe even less and not much more than purple firefishes.Get a male and make sure you have some kind of top,they do jump.
     
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    i just bought a banded jawfish
    he may be the coolest fish in my tank right now, very comical
    fun to watch

    bitch is i scarred him out of his burrow when i was cleaning the glass, which was right in the front of my tank and he took up residence in a corner where i cant really see him, but i will give him a few weeks, then scare him back where he was
     
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    Firefish are usually pretty social and like to hang out in the open.

    I wouldn't try to put two pgymy angels in your tank. The risk of them fighting is too high.
     
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    Fastlight Semper FI

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    yeah my wife and I really like firefish. And The thing with the angels is that She likes the coral beauty and I like the firefish. But if we had to choose she would of course win
     
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