What type of fish should I add too my tank?

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    AnthonyTheNewbie

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    Any input on what type of fish would co-exist well with the few that I have already would be greatly appreciated. Also, I don't mind some-what aggresive fish..just not openly hostile nor carnivores. List of fish I have can be see below! Thanks :).
     
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    Hello and Welcome!

    You have a really rowdy bunch there, my best guess for you would be a dwarf angel.
     
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    Hi, and thanks :)! Angels are really nice looking fish. Only one per tank tho right?
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    A more aggressive dwarf angel (such as a flame angel) would work, or you could also go with a six-line wrasse or black-cap basslet, both of whom could hold their own with that crowd!
     
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    Ah, my local pet store actually has a flame angel in stock. Gorgeous fish lol. He's asking 50ish for it... is that a fair price for one?
     
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    Ya, around my area they go for $60 at the cheapest
     
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    Okay, I enjoy dealing with my local guy, but sometimes his prices are a little crazy. He has a Trigger that is definitely showcase sized, roughly 450ish for him. Looks amazing though.


    Also, anyone have any advice on Clown breeding/mating? The two False Osc I have were both tank raised together and enjoy eachothers company with no hostility whatsoever. Any advice would be appreciated :).
     
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    Is the tank a reef tank or FOWLR? Because if you have coral then a dwarf angel might not work because they are 50/50 if they will eat coral. But if you dont have any coral then go for the dwarf angel.
     
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    I'm not sure how to set up a reef and take care of it. I would love it if anyone on here was willing to teach me what I needed to know before doing it. I just learned about cycling the water in the tank about a month and a half ago.... no one had told me about it before. I had 3 Blue and Gold Damsels and 3 Blue/Green Chromis die before my local pet store taught me everything I needed to check before the water was fish friendly.

    Also, I bought a star fish today that has long tentacle like legs, anyone mind filling me in on the name (scientific name as well if you can) for it?
     
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    Realy the hardest part of makeing a reef tank is getting good lighting and good flow. You you want to make a reef tank you could start up another thread and i am sure people on here would help you along. But a FOWLR is a great for beginners.

    The starfish is probably eather a serphant star or a brittle star. Both are harmless unless you have a green brittle star.
     
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    It's a brittle star i believe, not the green one tho. And thanks for the advice, I'm going to work on acquiring some more LR before attempting any coral with it. Only have roughly 10-15 lbs of it in a 55 g tank lol. My local pet store sells it for 8.99 a lb which seems a bit pricey. Would I be able to buy dead rocks since i have some live ones already, and would they bring life too the dead ones?
     
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    Yes most certainly, your live rock will seed the base rock.
     
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    Sweet, roughly how long does that take? And is there a certain type of rock that I should use? Or any ol' rock will do?
     
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    It only take around 2-4 weeks for it to become alive but it takes several months before it looks alive. It does have to be a certaint type of rock, like you cant go out in your yard and throw in any rock. This is a good place to get cheap good rock :) MarcoRocks Aquarium Products
     
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    Thanks, I just ordered 25 lbs of Dry Key Largo Rocks from them. :). Once i get a serious amount of LR going and got enough fish that I'm happy with. I'll invest in some T5s and a really nice powerhead to work on some coral with :D. Super excited now! (Was free shipping on the 25 lbs lol :bounce:)
     
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    I'd like to know if you have received your rock yet and if so, could you post a FTS?:question:
     
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    I ordered 50 more lbs of it and got it all, and click the link below my name to check out my tank thread.
     
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