28g Nano cube stocking questions?

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  1. Brennan

    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    So I am planning on getting the tank for christmas and wanted to know which one of the two stockings I had in mind would be better. The first stocking would be a pair of percula clowns, one royal gramma, and one clown goby. The second would be a yellowstripe maroon clown, a bangaii cardinal, and a pair of purple firefish.
    Questions:
    A:Which stocking would work better?
    B:Is there enough room in the tank to add a second maroon clown to the second stocking?
    C:Could I add a pair or single firefish to the first stock?
    D:If you have a better idea on the stocking of the tank what would it be? Maybe a flasher wrasse? (I would really like to know)
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Might be some other with good suggestions.
  4. Brennan

    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    What do you think about the flasher wrasse? would you sub it in for another fish?
  5. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Flasher wrasses need a lot of room to swim back & forth. I had a few (one male) in a 38 before, and I felt bad for him after I found out how much (and fast) he swam back & forth while flashing for the ladies in there. Needs a longer tank, IMO. And just one male alone isn't really going to flash much with no ladies to impress.
  6. Brennan

    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    I do like my first stocking better, but is there something else i could add that is a goby or blennie (something that stays near the bottom) besides a yellow clown goby because they dont seem that interesting and i heard they hide alot. (if you have one and like it, tell me more info please)
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  7. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Redheaded gobies stay small. Mine were always out & watching me.
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  9. Brennan

    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    would a tail spot blenny or yashia goby work?
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    TruespeedEM1 Skunk Shrimp

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    Check this section of this site out:
    Nano Fish

    I would look into a clown goby. I have one in my 120 gallon and its so small but its personally and color make it stand out a lot.
  11. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    First one looks ok with no more additions(fish wise)
    2nd one i agree with 2in10-firefish do well in groups or just single,and you don't have room for a group(3 or more,i've always heard they should be keep in odd numbers).And the maroon clown not only gets pretty big,they can become aggresive as well,especially in a smaller tank.
  12. kss2801

    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    It seems to me that you're not going to be satisfied with that sized tank. You haven't bought the tank yet so you could maybe just go a little bigger and avoid overstocking or having to upgrade too soon. There's no rush so think about it carefully.
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My fish list for my 28 gal.

    Two B/W misbar clownfish.
    One yellow tailed blue damsel
    One Yellow Watchman goby and tiger shrimp.

    Worked out well for a couple of years until the female clown became aggressive the the damsel had to leave the group.

    Other arrangements I also like

    Two clowns
    One royal gramma
    Cardinal
    Small goby

    Clowns
    Firefish
    Gody

    Whatever you do I would not stock over 4 fish and make sure you do the routine water changes otherwise with four fish your just asking for trouble.

    JM2C
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  15. Brennan

    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    I know I am haha. But, my parents wont let me go any bigger bcause its more $$ and second they dont want a big tank in my room. So I just have to settle for this. :( Once I move out in a couple years ill get a 180g or something big haha
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    Brennan Gigas Clam

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    I like the first arrangement alot but thats 5 fish right? would that still work or does it have to be 4 like you said?
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    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    Ok, that's cool. Maybe you could add a sump, to get a bit more volume and stability. Not much added cost there and it can be hidden.