So I just purchased my third tank. (30,30,60) 60 gallons, and I'm going to do my first saltwater tank! Super excited but not very knowledgeable when it comes to stocking or even setting up a saltwater tank. I've read a lot about settups and I've done well and I'm not worried about that. What I'm having a very hard time with is fish selection. I've read for my 60 gallon, I should go with 5 smaller fish and maybe 1 decent size fish that has a minimum tank size of 55 or so. I'm up in the air about either going with an aggressiveness tank (lion fish, eel, etc.) or going with beauty and docile fish (clowns, damsels etc.) I'm leaning a little more on the docile fish side as of now, just because I love the sheer beauty and color of clowns, mandarins, and damsels etc. My question for you knowledgeable people out there is for either situation, what are some selection possibilities?
MY only WANTS FOR BOTH SITUATIONS are:
AGGRESSIVE: eel of any kind
DOCILE: clown/anemone combo and maybe mandarin
could you provide your brilliance and show me the light with possible combos for either situation.
Thanks sooooooooo much!
I would not suggest a aggressive set-up for a 60 gallon tank. IMO, that is not big enough for anything but dwarf lion fish, and too small for eels
I would suggest almost any combination of the below fish.
I would also suggest waiting until your tank has matured before adding any type of anemone (6 months to a year). They are very demanding for stable and high quality water conditions.
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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