Fish suggestion

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Anyone want to weight in on fish selection for a frag tank. 25 gallon lagoon. Anyone ever put a small dwarf lionfish in? :)
  2. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Lionfish like live food. Keep your fish small and only a few
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    6 line wrasse would be good, keeps an eye out for nasty critters, and out of wrasses isn't really known as a jumper. Unfortunately there are no small algae eating fish for a 25g tank.

    That said I wouldn't put any fish in it if it's just a frag tank, fish means food, food means waste, and that's that much more cleaning you need to do, unless it's tied into your main system, then go balls to the wall!
  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Corals use fish waste as food, six line not a bad choice. If ties to main system they have access to fish waste, but if not then yeah get a fish in there. But for reals like A fish.
  5. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Lawnmower blenny
    couple of shrimp
  6. Frag tank -- no sand.
  7. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    I have bangai and clownfish
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Frag tank no sand? Awww that's not a fun frag tank, I got sand in mine :D
  9. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Fire fish, gobies and blennies are fine. or maybe a pair of clowns.
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    If this is going to be a frag/growout tank where you keep corals for fragging, I would keep only working fish. In a 25g, a six line for pests. Depending on how it's scaped, maybe possibly a bristletooth tang like a Tomini for algae.

    For the wrasse, you can keep a container with sand somewhere in the tank for it to sleep in. That's that I'm doing for my Melanrus currently in my bare bottom tank.

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  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Six line don't need sand
  12. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Following with interest. Planned to have inverts in our frag tank but maybe fish now. Do people think firefish must have a covered tank?
  13. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Probably depends a lot on tank mates. Almost all fish will jump if scared enough.

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