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    Posted: June 09 2007 at 2:15am

 I just removed my bi color sudochromis from my 90 due to it being to aggressive towads my yellow headed jawfish and other tank mates . I was wondering if any one could suggest another colorfull fish that would get along with my jaw fish, as well as coral beauty, blue green chromis's scopas tang, true precula clown ,and neon gobie? My wife and I miss the color that the bi color added to the tank !Any suggestions are welcomed.Smile

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Orchid Dottyback (Fridmani) They do hide some but they are peaceful and as vibrant a color as you could hope for. Another good choice is a Midas Blenny. My Yellow headed jawfish, Orchid Dottyback and Midas Blenny did great together in my 120. Jawfish, Midas Blenny and Orchid Dottyback are my 3 favorite fish. My new tank was set up specificaly for these three.
 
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I have to disagree with the orchid dottyback.   Mine is meaner than anything. Anything new in the tank is sure to be picked on by it. Including -- a midas blenny -- A long nose hawk fish. Even my clown fish respect it (even though I don't think it has domanace over them.) I would only say an orchid would be ok if the jawfish was in first and had a home established. Then I think it would be ok.
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Kevin, are you sure it's an Orchid? It should have the dark stripe through the eye. The Strawberry, Purple, and Magenta are all semiaggressive but the Orchid is the most peaceful of the Dottybacks.

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 Thanks for the information Mike. Do you know if lyertail anthias and jawfish are compatible?Would I need a bigger tank than a 90 to house 3 plus my current live stock? If not I think that the orchid would be the most color full one Clap. But the midas is pretty impresive looking to.

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Yes they are compatible also Midas Blennys hang out with Orange Lyretail Anthias in the wild.

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Yes, I am almost positive it is the orchid. I will check to make sure when I get home today though. I wish it didn't have such a bad temperment because it is very pretty. I am strongly thinking of getting rid of it though so I could add more fish without the worry of the orchid stressing and killing them (he did that to the midas).
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I was once in the same situation!  I bought the bicolor because it was so bright and colorful and it was the meanest fish in the tank!  I chased him down for almost 2 hours before I caught him!  I now have a royal gamma, its very peaceful and has the same colors.  I would strongly recommend this fish!
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 Does the tank setup play much of a roll in the way fish get along in a tank ?Things like to much or not enough rock or ,or a 4' tank verses a 6'tank? Thanks for the response's!!!!Smile Mike Im always looking for way'sto get a bigger tank unfourtunatley my wife don't see eye to eye on the idea!Ouch
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Yes it does. Orchid Dottybacks like to have places to hide as do Midas Blennys. (check my gallery for pictures) The smaller the tank the more aggressive behavior you will see from your fish. A 90 gallon tank is a great size.
 
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