I have always wanted to get a school of blue chromis (mabye 7) and was just wondering how large my tank would have to be.
Also I wanted to ask the same question about the scott's fairy wrasse.
And could they go into the same tank?
Ah...with the Fairy Wrasse we would be talking in the neighborhood of a 125 gallon tank, for 7 Chromis I wouldnt consider anything under a 55 gallon tank with that many and would suggest a 75 gallon tank as a good starting point.
X3... Both of those fish are beautiful in there own right. A shoal of blue or green chromis are a sight to behold, and the Scotts fairy wrasse, is a georgeous fish as well, ive had good luck with the chromis, but the Wrasse for me was a jumper, so i would recommend a good lid with no escape routes. Otherwise when it comes to tanks Bigger is always better
Just to clarify a little, as we always think bigger is better and it is in almost all cases, You could easily keep 4-5 small chromis, and one of the smaller species of fairy wrasse in a 55, it will take years for either of those to reach a size that would restrict them, and maybe by then you would have the larger tank.I only add this because ive done it with no problem.
+1! I agree with Jim here. So often we all have the knee jerk answer of "your overstocked", or "get a bigger tank". While we all want to be responsible keepers, we gotta sometimes take a step back and realize not all fish are show size, or will be for years!
so If I was to use my 75 gallon I would be able to keep 4 chromis and a scotts fairy wrasse for at least 2 years? And I would'nt stunt thier growth or any other long term effects? That would be so cool if I can since those fish are the reason I got into SW. But of course I love my other fish now as well but would still love to get my fairy wrasse
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