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Beginner Fish for Your Reef or FOWLR


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Out of curiosity, are there any cool looking shrimp that may be good for beginners? I really like watching shrimp because they are always doing something and have so many tiny moving parts. Anyways, thanks for the thread, it was very informative!


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Great thread! But didnt it say FOWLR, why are there coral profiles in there?

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Reread the title again Patrick.


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Lol, sorry all that stuck out to me was FOWLR.

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I'm going to have to disagree about condy's being good for beginners, no nem should be added until a tanks been up and running for several months and I know a few people who've lost seemingly healthy fish(clown goby, blennies, percula/oscelaris) to condy's. The only beginner friendly thing about them IMO is the sub $10 price.


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coral beuaty dwarf anglefish

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore


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The CB is an easy fish but they can also be ich magnets. I don't like to QT dwarf angels but this one would be the exception. Beautiful fish to boot!


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I disagree on the royal gramma....I suppose they are hardy but they don't play very nice. Maybe I just ended up with a miserable one, I dunno...Everything I read said they were a great beginner fish, but from personal experience now I have found that is a steaming pile. Excellent guide, though! :)

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