Livestock for 29 gallon

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  1. TheSaltwaterGuy

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    Well I posted something similar to this for compatible fish but I'm still not sure about what to put in my tank. Just have the maroon clown which I'm hoping someone will trade me something for it or buy it but anyway any suggestions for a 29 gallon?
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    Royal grammas, chromis, blennies, gobies, dwarf angels if you are not doing a reef.
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    How about fire fish gobbies and a 6line wrasse
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    Theres some pretty great fish that can fit in those size tanks,

    Are you doing a reef? or fish only?

    And what are your favorite colors :)?
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    I meant more specific as in actual species lol. well lets see... royal gramma i had but I brought ick to my whole tank and I was really pissed off so thats a no but I actually did see it jump out of the LFS bag it was in when i put my hand over it XD. Chromis die too easily IME and the one I got had a white fungus (my LFS SUCKS! XD) Dwarf angels im doing a reef so thats like a 50/50 chance it'll nip at corals and 50/50 that it wont. gobies and blennies im open to suggestions
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    reef tank, and my favorite colors? does that really matter? I just like really nice looking fish lol any color is practically fine
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    Purple or red firefish
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    yeah those do look nice; can they both be in 1 tank? I don't actually think so but might as well ask for the heck of it
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    In a 29 no unfortunately.
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    Well :p Some people are attacted to the fish because of color

    I Personally would do 2 percula clowns and a Basslet of some sort.

    My eye gets dragged to the Candy Basslet, which id never pay 800 for lol. Or the Swissguard or Golden.

    ORA breeds goldens and they are a heck of alot cheaper then wild caught ones. (Color is a tad dimmer)
    Heck our petco even has some ora ones for 39$ lol
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    yeah i thought so (curse my house for being so cluttered lol) I think I'll shoot for a red firefish
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    My petco doesnt even sell saltwater XD well they used to and had a beautiful clown trigger but not anymore. The candy basslet is too damn expensive so yeah thats out. what exactly is ORA?
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    Oceans Reef Aquariums, basicly an aquaculture facility that breeds fish and grows corals and such and clams. You will see the tag on items for sale if they are ORA.
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    speaking of livestock I just remembered going to my LFS the other day and I swear they have fish in really small tanks. First of all they had a very unique and beautiful batfish (forget what kind) in like a 50 gallon, but probably because its fins werent as long as a bat's yet. They had a miniature yellow cowfish with like a million ocellaris and a few small wrasses; I'm surprised it didnt kill everything in the tank because conditions looked pretty crowded. it even had sme really dark spots that werent part of the regular color pattern; now thats what I call a great aquarium! (yeah sure)
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    o ok I see
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    I have two clowns and a sixline (did have a mandarine but my stupid gbta ate it one day) just make sure you add or have a lot of pods.
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    o yeah i know about the foods of mandarins but wow that really sucks; you lost a mandarin to an anemone? ouch... and its so beautiful too
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    any more ideas? I just ate and it was really good so im in a mood for some more ideas. Also ideas for inverts and coral are welcome
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    Coco worms, are a great investment, :) so Cool looking.
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    I've got a 29.
    I have a firefish, blue chromis, red head goby, red bar high fin goby, hector goby and a yellowtail blenny.
    I want some more fish that can swim in the water column like the chromis and was thinking either getting more of those so they school up, or wait till my lfs has some smaller sized cheaper bangai cardinals.