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    The below list are suggest fish that can be kept in a nano marine aquarium. I would classify any aquarium that is less than 40 gallons as a nano aquarium. This list is only a suggested list as a starting point to help you research and pick out fish for a small marine aquarium. You would still need to verify capability and environmental/set-up considerations

    10 gallon tanks

    Gobys:
    Neon Blue Goby (Elacatinus oceanops), peaceful, reef safe
    Court Jester Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi) peaceful, reef safe
    Clown Goby, Green (Gobiodon atrangulatus) peaceful, reef safe
    Clown Goby, Yellow (Gobiodon okinawae) peaceful, reef safe
    Clown Goby, Citrinis (Gobiodon citrinus) peaceful, reef safe
    Clown Goby, Black (Gobiodon strangulatus) peaceful, reef safe
    Greenbanded Goby (Elacatinus multifasciatum) peaceful, reef safe
    Hector's Goby (Amblygobius hectori), peaceful, reef safe
    Cave Transparent Goby (Fusibobius sp.), peaceful, reef safe
    Two Spot Goby (Signigobius biocellatus), peaceful, reef safe
    Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes), peaceful, reef safe
    Orange Stripe Prawn Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli), peaceful, reef safe
    Wheeler's Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri) peaceful, reef safe
    Jaguar Goby (Astrabe sp.), peaceful, reef safe
    Dracula Goby (Stonogobiops dracula), peaceful, reef safe

    Firefish:
    Red Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica), peaceful, reef safe
    Helfrichi Firefish, (Nemateleotris helfrichi), peaceful, reef safe
    Purple Firefish, (Nemateleotris decora), peaceful, reef safe

    Cardnial fish:
    Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha), peaceful, reef safe
    Yellowstriped Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus cyanosoma), peaceful, reef safe

    Wrasses:
    Tanaka's Pygmy Wrasse (Wetmorella tanakai), peaceful, reef safe
    White Banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella albofasciata), peaceful, reef safe
    Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella nigropinnata) Peaceful, reef safe

    Other:
    Yellow Stripe Clingfish (Diademichthys lineatus), peaceful, reef safe

    29 gallon or 29 gallon cube
    Ocellaris Clownfish, (Amphiprion ocellaris) peaceful, reef safe
    Yellowhead Jawfish, (Opistognathus aurifrons), peaceful, reef safe
    Spotted Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) peaceful, reef safe
    Kaudern's Cardinal , or Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Red Stop Light Cardinalfish (Fowleria flammea), peaceful, reef safe
    Spotted Cardinalfish, or, pajama cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera), peaceful, reef safe


    30 gallon (36” long tank).


    Gobies:
    Yellow Prawn Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus), peaceful, reef safe
    Sleeper Banded Goby (Amblygobius phalaena), peaceful, reef safe
    Pink Spotted Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus), peaceful, reef safe

    Basslets:
    Black Cap Basslet (Gramma melacara), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Chalk Bass (Serranus tortugarum), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto) peaceful, reef safe
    Gold Assessor Basslet (Assessor flavissimus), peaceful, reef safe

    Chromis:
    Blue/Green Reef Chromis (Chromis viridis) peaceful, reef safe
    Black Axil Chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), peaceful, reef safe
    Agile Chromis (Chromis agilis), semi aggressive, reef safe

    Blennies
    Linear Blenny (Ecsenius lineatus) peaceful, reef safe
    White Blenny (Meiacanthus smithii), semi aggressive, reef safe

    Dottybacks:
    Orchid Dottyback - (Pseudochromis fridmani) semi aggressive, reef safe
    Indigo Dottyback, (Pseudochromis fridmani x sankeyi), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Neon Dottyback - Captive-Bred (Pseudochromis aldabraensis), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Orangetail Dottyback (Pseudochromis coccinicauda) , semi aggressive, reef safe
    Red Elongated Dottyback (Pseudochromis elongatus), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Splendid Dottyback (Manonichthys splendens), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Springeri Dottyback - (Pseudochromis springerii), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Striped Dottyback, (Pseudochromis sankeyi), peaceful, reef safe
    Sunrise Dottyback - Captive-Bred (Pseudochromis flavivertex), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Yellow Dottyback (Pseudochromis fuscus), semi aggressive, possibly not reef safe
    Whitetail Dottyback (Manonichthys cf. alleni), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Blue Eye Royal Dottyback (Pictichromis dinar), semi aggressive, reef safe
    Bicolor Dottyback (Pictichromis paccagnellae), semi aggressive, reef safe

    Wrasses
    Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia), semi-aggressive, reef safe



    Why Have I Not Mentioned Damsels ??
    Damsels just might be one of the hardiest marine fish available in the hobby. Before the use of live rock and fishless cycling processes became mainstream in the hobby, a few types of damsels were commonly used to cycle marine tanks. Unfortunately, damsels can become aggressive enough to kill their tank-mates. I have seen this first hand in a friend’s tank. The reason for this is that most of the damsels will become highly territorial, and when they choose an area of the tank as theirs, all the other fish that swim by are in trouble. This can even happen with the damsels that are said to be less aggressive such as the yellow tailed damsel (Chrysiptera parasema). For those reasons, I would recommend avoiding any type of damsel in your tank unless you are experienced with them or experienced managing aggression in fish.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Great list and will be very helpful with stocking decisions! Thank you for taking the time to put this together! :D

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    I don't even have a marine tank but found this very useful...for my future plans
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    I was very confused until if I realized this was for a marine tank,😊 Very helpful! I can't wait until I get a marine tank one day!

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    Looks good, what about for a 20g long tank?
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    Then you should look at under the list of fish best suited for a 10 gallon. The biggest benefit of a 20 gallon over a ten gallon would be the option to pick a few more fish
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Ok thanks.
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