colourful group of fish for 250L tank?

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Any suggestions?  Wanting something colourful that swims out in the open most of the time. Ideally after a group of 5-10 fish to give the tank some movement.

I was looking at azure damsels but not sure if they will just kill each other?
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I have three yellow tail damsels as these tend be less aggressive. Not sure if a larger groups would work though…
Can you keep fire fish in groups?


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I have three yellow tail damsels as these tend be less aggressive. Not sure if a larger groups would work though…
Can you keep fire fish in groups?


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Cheers Jag, did you find that the yellow-tails fight a lot?

I adore firefish, that's a great call - but I don't think my rockwork has enough hideyholes for them.   :umhum:  Bit of a downside of the minimalist rockwork idea.

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They did fight for a few weeks when I added a third, but then they settled and they are fine. They will chase each other sometimes but they all seem to have a corner. One lays eggs, which is nice (well extra fish food…).

My current problem is that I added a fireball angel, but my clowns are really going for him/her. Hope it will settle, currently the angel is in a submerged basket in opposite corner. The damsels will also chase the angel, but clowns are much worse


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Green (but actually look blue) Cromis are the default open water cluster fish, odd numbers seem to work best for some reason. If you get 6 you’ll end up with 5. They stay out in the mid to upper layers of water and just dart around all day.  They’ll bicker among themselves but not much, and nothing else can catch them they’ll dart for cover if anything tries to attack them so they’re pretty robust.
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Personally i love anthias. You can get some great colours and i read somewhere they are a calming fish on others - if they see the anthias swimming about they think it is safe so more likely to come out themselves

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Personally i love anthias. You can get some great colours and i read somewhere they are a calming fish on others - if they see the anthias swimming about they think it is safe so more likely to come out themselves

Ah I love anthias, are there any which are alright for a 60g tank? I'm only going off liveaquaria but all the ones I checked say 125g minimum for a group  :(
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What else do you have in your tank? Personally I love Mollies in Reef tanks they look amazing. However they do best in a semi aggressive or predator tanks as the largest molly tends to be a bully.

Not really sure on open water swimmers to be honest, clownfish harem?  lol

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