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Discussion in 'Nano Reefs' started by steelhealr, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. steelhealr

    steelhealr Hug a mod Nano Reef Moderator
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    <P>Nano-sized Fish</P><TABLE BORDER=3><CAPTION>Herbivores</CAPTION><TR><TH>Easy</TH><TH>Moderate </TH><TH>Difficult</TH></TR><TR><TD>Bicolor Blenny,Ecsenius bicolor</TD><TD>Tail Spot BlennyEcsenius stigmatura</TD><TD>Lawnmower BlennySalarias fasciatus</TD></TR><TR><TD>Court Jester Goby,
    Amblygobius rainfordi
    </TD><TD>Black Sailfin Blenny,
    Atrosalarias fuscus
    </TD><TD>S</TD></TR><TR><TD>s</TD><TD>w</TD><TD>C</TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE BORDER=3><CAPTION>Carnivores</CAPTION><TR><TH>Easy</TH><TH>Moderate</TH><TH>Difficult</TH></TR><TR><TD>Neon Blue Goby, Elacatinus oceanops</TD><TD>Yellowheaded Jawfish, Opistognathus aurifrons</TD><TD>Yellow Stripe Clingfish, <i>Diademichthys lineatus</I></TD></TR><TR><TD>Firefish,Nemateleotris magnifica</TD><TD>s</TD><TD>S</TD></TR><TR><TD>Yellow Watchman Goby, Cryptocentrus cinctus</TD><TD>w</TD><TD>C</TD></TR><TR><TD>Clown Goby Gobiodon atrangulatus</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>Banggai Cardinafish,Pterapogon kauderni</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE BORDER=3><CAPTION>Omnivores</CAPTION><TR><TH>Easy</TH><TH>Moderate</TH><TH>Difficult</TH></TR><TR><TD>Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris</TD><TD>T<TD><TD>A</TD></TR><TR><TD>Midas Blenny, Ecsenius midas</TD><TD>s</TD><TD>S</TD></TR><TR><TD>Yellowtail Damselfish, Chrysiptera parasema</TD><TD>w</TD><TD>C</TD></TR><TR><TD>Blue/Green Reef Chromis' Chromis viridis</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>Six Line Wrasse,Pseudocheilinus hexataenia</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR>|<TR><TD>Most Pseudochromis sp.</i></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR></TABLE>
     
  2. steelhealr

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    Hi all...I started this in 1/08. Feel free to comment, contribute and/or complete. SH
     
  3. seffieuk

    seffieuk I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure!

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    Good idea, but can we have a key to the letters please

    Seffie x
     
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    There is no key...those are blanks waiting to be filled in. SH
     
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    Is the Bicolor really a herbivor? Mine eats everything that goes in the tank (even fingers, if I go too near his cave!)
     
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    It IS a herbivore...unless he's not getting enuf 'herbs' to eat. SH
     
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    I've tried to explain it to him, but he likes his Mysis too much!
    There is algae and I put in Spirulina flakes, but he's deffo gone native then!
     
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    in my opinion a six line wrasse is NOT a good fish, especially for a nano. They'll be "good" for awhile but most usually end up in the sump, back at the lfs, or in the toilet when the owner kicks them out due to aggression. They can also make it hard to add anything else to the tank.
     
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    Very helpful. :)
     
  10. ALW

    ALW What works for one may not work for another!

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    I think any of the following could be added to the list of possible stocking ideas:

    Seashorses

    Lined Seahorse - Hippocampus erectus
    Brazilian Seahorse - Hippocampus reidi

    Seabass

    Lantern Bass - Serranus baldwini
    Chalk Bass - Serranus tortugarum

    Grammas

    Brazilian Gramma - Gramma brasiliensis
    Royal Gramma - Gramma loreto
    Blackcap Gramma - Gramma melacara

    Assessors

    Yellow Assessor - Assessor flavissimus
    Blue Assessor - Assessor macneilli

    Hawkfish

    Coral Hawkfish - Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
    Flame Hawkfish - Neocirrhites armatus
    Longnose Hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus

    Angelfish

    Flameback Angelfish - Centropyge acanthops
    Cherub Angelfish - Centropyge argi
    Coral Beauty - Centropyge bisonosa
    Eibl's Agelfish - Centropyge eibli
    Lemonpeel Angelish - Centropyge flavissima
    Flame Angelfish - Centropyge loricula
    Halfblack Angelfish - Centropyge vroliki

    Damselfish

    Tomato Clowns - Amphiprion frenatus
    Percula Clowns - Amphiprion percula
    Blue Damsel - Chrysiptera cyanea
    Talbot's Damsel - Chrysiptera talboti
    Yellowtail Damsel - Neopomacentrus azysron]
    Jewel Damsel - Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus
    Allen's Damsel - Pomacentrus alleni

    Wrasse

    Twinspot Hogfish - Bodianus bimaculatus
    Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus lubbocki
    Redfin Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis
    Longfin Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis
    Canary Wrasse - Hailichoeres chrysus
    Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse - Paracheilinus carpenteri
    Filamented Flasher Wrasse - Paracheilinus filamentosus
    McCosker's flasher Wrasse - Paracheilinus mccoskeri

    Dragonets

    Scooter Dragonet - Synchiropus ocellatus
    Spotted Mandarin - Synchiropus picturatus
    Green Mandarin - Synchiropus splendidus

    Gobies

    Orangespotted Goby - Amblyeleotris guttata
    Randall's Goby - Amblyeletris randalli
    Yellow Rock Goby - Gobiodon okinawae
    Sharknose Goby - Gobiosoma evelynae

    Dartfish

    Purple Firefish - Nemateleotris decora
    Firefish - Nemateleotris magnifica

    Pufferfish

    Whitespotted Toby - Canthigaster jactator
    Valentini Toby - Canthigaster valentini
     
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    Hi Andywatson,

    I just saw this post today and I appreciate your effort. I don't agree with dragonets for a nano unless the hobbiest is prepared to culture copepods and/or they've acquired a dragonet that's been trained to accept frozen foods. I do think you have the start of something very interesting to develop, but I think we need to make qualifications with regard to difficulty to keep, agression level, and dietary needs (aka reef-safe, invert safe). Perhaps also cross-link this reference with our SW fish species index? This would be an interesting idea. I've got to run some errands now, but in the evening, I'll dive into this list a bit more in detail.

    llj :good:
     
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    ALW What works for one may not work for another!

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    I suppose I could have given a little more information for each fish. I don’t see any reason why a Mandarin can’t be kept in a Nano as long as he/she is prepared to regularly dose the tank with zooplankton, copepods and brine shrimp etc. In fact you are probably more likely to succeed with a mandarin in a 20g that is fed a few times with pods a week than one in a 50g due to the pods v volume ratio.
     
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    I don't think we really disagree...

    Your average nano hobbiest may not be willing to do this. That's why I think a difficulty level should be thrown in. I love the start, though. I really do appreciate it. We can work on this together, if you'd like? :)
     
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    ALW What works for one may not work for another!

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    Sure just let me know what you would like me to do. :good:
     
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    I got a book yesterday, wonder if you've got it too? Marine Fishes by Scott W. Michael. I had his 101 guide, but I felt I needed to be aware of more species. 500+ is a lot. :lol: I found all of the species on your list in that book and then some! Fabulous... Will be doing some reading.

    I'll ask SH if he wants to help too. I like his idea of the chart cause it's such a quick reference, but your list is much more extensive. Perhaps adding the species to the chart and then updating the chart? Hahaha, can see this being done with, bigger fish, motile inverts and corals too. :D
     

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