Halichoeres are a type of Wrasse, but yes if you have at least a 4 foot long tank there are a decent range of the smaller peaceful wrasses that you can go with. Among my favorites:So if I want lots of color, but less of an attitude I should probably stick to wrasses and halichoeres?
The problems with Madarinfish are manifold:This is probably a bit far fetched due to feeding issues, but would a mandarin fish work?
Tank was cycled..... even picked up another rock. Basically these are my “Canaries in the coal mine” At least that’s what I told the kids. These are just filler fish while I ensure all my levels stay stable. So far everything has been testing great. These will ultimately be given to the local shop.Damsels are bad because it will make it nearly impossible for him to add other fish (they will attack them). For someone with a 4 foot long tank it's really a waste for just a few damsels. Certain Damsels will also attack each other when they get more established. Damsels are great if you just want a smaller frag tank with a couple of cheap fish to add color, but they are terrible if you want a decent sized community tank with other fish. As for the Chromis and Damsels to "start your tank" I hope you aren't talking about a fish in cycle. Has your tank already been cycled?