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    Choosing fish

    I have a 40B with a 20L sump that has been up and running for a few years now. Currently it is home to a modest amount of LPS and zoas, as well as three fish. I have two clowns and one purple pseudochromis. I am wanting to add another fish or two.

    I REALLY want a leopard wrasse, but I see mixed reviews about keeping them. What are your guys thoughts?

    After that, I'm at a loss. I know that I do not want chromis or damsels. Something to sift the sand would be awesome, but I have crushed coral. Any suggestions?

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    Quick cell phone pic pic of my tank. I cleared out the right side of the rock work in hopes of bringing in some SPS.

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    I love leopard wrasse. Very active swimmers always cruising. As long as nobody harasses them I think they are great fish to have. I have 2 and I just loves them.

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    I'm pretty sure anyone correct me if I'm wrong but don't most wrasse like the leopard burry them selves in sand to hide/ sleep and since u hav crushed corals for a sand bed it will hurt the fish and a sand sifter needs a more finer sand to sift! Corals Wise I'm going to pm you about that!

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    Yes they do sleep in the sand. I am not sure how coarse your sand bed is I use tropic Eden. It's not fine and they do fine along with my two goby pairs that try sifting it even though it's a little big. Have had them all for years also.

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    I have 3 in a 225 gallon tank with tropic eden they do fine. mine ate lrs from the beginning.

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    I purchased a leopard wrasse from ADG Wednesday evening. Once acclimated and released, he immediately disappeared into the sand. He came out for a few minutes yesterday and the wife was able to get him to eat some Rod's food. He was a little picky (spit some out) but she said he took and ate some decent sized pieces as well. He was out for about ten minutes and then went into the sand again. He came out for a few minutes today...but she wasn't able to try and feed while he was out.

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    Ya good luck with your new fish. Your tank might of reached it's potential. In the future you might want a bigger tank if you have the room and desire.

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    I like the leopards. Stunning fish. Would love to have a pair.

    As far as sand sifters, try the Diamond Watchman Goby. They sift so much sand that they can deplete a live sandbed and kill it. Great fish to have otherwise as long as your not trying to keep a live sandbed.

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    Diamond goby is one fish I will NEVER recommend to anyone.

    Moving all the sand around tank water is always cloudy and sand particles landing on corals is another irritant.


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