Order of Adding Fish to a Tank

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    webdizzy

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    In what order should I introduce the following list of fish to a 46g reef tank?

    Six line wrasse
    Strawberry Basslet (Orchid Dottyback)
    Pair of clowns (probably false perc or ocellaris)
    Midas Blenny
    Flame Angel
     
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    I would add the pair of clowns and the Angelfish last.
     
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    +1 David
     
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    I'd like to put the Midas Blenny in first, if I can find one! I've got the dottyback and six-line in a QT now. Although the dottyback isn't hurting the six-line, he definitely has claimed the upper hand and keeps the six-line confined to one small area of the tank. So, it's looking like I should put the six-line in before the dottyback to give him a bit of first advantage in the DT. Still think I should put the clowns after the dottyback?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    The clowns would be the very last fish if it was my tank.
     
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    The sixline would be last if it was me. It`s the meanest.
     
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    i agree
     
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    Unfortunately, every fish you picked except the blenny tends to be territorial. So there are a lot of fish on the list that *should* be put in last! :)
     
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