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The tank will be a 180 gallon SPS tank. Most of these fish are from the Red Sea (kind of the theme for the tank).

Regal Angel – Pygoplites diacanthus
Sohal Tang - Acanthurus sohal
Purple Tang - Zebrasoma xanthurum
Lyretail Anthias – Pseudanthias squamipinnis = school of 1m/7f
Golden Strip Maroon Clown - Premnas biaculeatus
Orchid Dottyback - Pseudochromis fridmani
Banggui Cardinal - Pterapogon kauderni

Any suggestions or criticisms are welcome. Thanks
 

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Which are u going to put last the Purple or the Sohal.............both very aggresive
 

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Regal Angel – Pygoplites diacanthus
Sohal Tang - Acanthurus sohal
LArge Agressive Tangs, suited to larger tank
Purple Tang - Zebrasoma xanthurum
Not so big or bad but prolly not comp with Sohal, large grazers can add to bio load(poop alot)
Lyretail Anthias – Pseudanthias squamipinnis = school of 1m/7f
If a school of these are what you want prolly best to have them as the only fish to reduce stress, ect
Golden Strip Maroon Clown - Premnas biaculeatus
Big and aggressive, get nicknamed Moron ALOT ;)
Orchid Dottyback - Pseudochromis fridmani
Little and fiesty prolly ok with larger fish, not tolerent of conspecifics tho
Banggui Cardinal - Pterapogon kauderni
Prolly OK depending on whether you get breeders or not
YMMV , HTH
 

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I have decided to ditch the dottyback idea. The cardinal is in my current tank and will be moved over to the new tank. As for the order of introduction, here is what I am planning:

1. Banggui Cardinal - Pterapogon kauderni
2. Lyretail Anthias – Pseudanthias squamipinnis (all 8 at once)
3. Golden Strip Maroon Clown - Premnas biaculeatus
4. Regal Angel – Pygoplites diacanthus
5. Purple Tang - Zebrasoma xanthurum
6. Sohal Tang - Acanthurus sohal

Thanks for the input thus far.
 

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**** I forgot to mention the Regal Angel being VERY HARD to keep alive :(
 

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I have also heard that they are hard to keep alive. IMO most of this branches from collection methods. I will be looking for a Red Sea species, not Indo-Pacific, with has a color variation. The collection of Red Sea species tends to be much better (net caught). Most successful keepers of this species owns a Red Sea. I hope to get a net caught and am willing to pay the extra $$$ for it.
 

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sorry to say but all Regals are hard to keep no matter where they are from ,they are also a restricted species so not many come in cause they know they usually die
 

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Sorry if anyone took my statement about Regal Angels the wrong way. In no way do I think they are an easy fish to keep. I was stating that they seem to survive at a higher rate when they are from the Red Sea.
 
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