Could these saltwater fish live together?
im thinking of getting four clownfish, two blue tangs, and three bangaii cardinal fish for my new 40 gallon saltwater tank. would that be ok?
As a saltwater fish breeder, I actually think it would be excellent. First of all, clown fish are carnivores, just like the blue tangs and the banggai cardinalfish. putting them in a 40 gallon tank wouldn’t actually be THAT good of an idea, as clown fish Clown fish live in small groups inhabiting a single anemone. The group consists of a breeding pair, which cohabit with a few non-reproductive, “pre-pubescent”, and smaller male clown fish. When the female dies, the dominant male changes sex and becomes the female. Also, As there is less pressure to forage for food in an aquarium, it is common for clown fish to remain within 2-4 inches of their host for an entire lifetime. banggai cardinalfish grows up to 8 centimetres (3 in) total length. It has a distinctive contrasting pattern of black and light bars with white spots. This species is easily differentiated from all other cardinalfish by its tasseled first dorsal fin, elongate anal and second dorsal fin rays, deeply forked caudal fin, and color pattern consisting of three black bars across the head and body and prominent black anterior edges on the anal and second dorsal fin. Males can be differentiated from females by a conspicuous enlarged oral cavity, which is apparent only when they are brooding.as of the blue tangs, their proper name is the Surgeon fish. surgeon fish Most species are relatively small and have a maximum length of 15-40 cm (6-16 in), but some members of the genus Acanthurus, some members of the genus Prionurus, and most members of the genus Naso can grow larger, with the whitemargin unicornfish (N. annulatus), the largest species in the family, reaching a length of up to a meter (3,3 ft). These fishes can grow quickly in aquariums so it is advisable to check the average growth size and suitability before adding to a marine aquarium. well, i hope this helped. thanks! good luck!
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