OK, better stocking list options. What I actually keep depends on what I catch and capatibility. If I wind up with predatory stuff, then say goodbye to inverts. But, I've loved to keep the mud crabs, hermit crabs, anemones, etc.
(Red = much desired, Blue = desired, black = maybe)
Striped Blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus) - I have 1 male and 1 female. I'd like 4 males and 2 or more females.
Skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus) - I currently have 4, but would like 6
Naked Goby (Gobiosoma bosc) - I currently have 4, but would like several more
Species that I'd like to add if I'm fortunate enough to catch them:
Feather Blenny (Hypsoblennius hentz) - at least one male and one female
Seaweed Blenny (Parablennius marmoreus) - rare in the bay, but would love to have one.
Seaboard Goby (Gobiosoma ginsbergi)
Code Goby (Gobiosoma robustum)
Lyre Goby (Evorthodus lyricus) - if I'm lucky enough to catch them
Darter Goby (Gobionellus boleosoma) - if I'm lucky enough to catch them
Slim Goby (Gobionellus gracillimus) - if I'm lucky enough to catch them
Clown Goby (Microgobius gulosus) - if I'm lucky enough to catch them
Green Goby ((Microgobius thalassinus) - if I'm lucky enough to catch them
Fourspine Stickleback (Apeltes quadracus) - large specimens only other wise the skilletfish eat them.
Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) - large specimens only other wise the skilletfish eat them.
Spotfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus) - tropical stray, if I'm lucky enough to catch them, or any other butterflyfish
Bank Butterflyfish - Prognathodes aya - tropical stray, if I'm lucky enough to catch them, rare in shallow water
Blue Angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis) - tropical stray, would love to have one.
Striped Burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi) - only problem is they'd eat my crabs and shrimp, so maybe on this one
Spotfin Mojarra or similar species (eucinostomus argenteus) - if small specimens
Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)
Striped killifish (Fundulus majalis)
Scrawled Cowfish (Lactophrys quadricornis) - these get big, but maybe if a juvenile
Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides) - predatory on inverts, so maybe not.
Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) - maybe
Planehead Filefish (Monacanthus hispidus) - if caught small, max at 10"
Pygmy Fileifsh (Monacanthus setifer) - if lucky to catch
Pigfish (orthopristis chrysoptera) - predatory, so maybe
Lookdown (Selene vomer) - if juveniles, would have to donate if they get to big
Hogchoker (Trinictes maculatus) - small ones, but if they grow large, OK to stay in tank. But grass shrimp will go quickly LOL.
Of course, my stocking situation at any given time will dictate how many fish I add. I won't be able to keep all of them. I don't want to just collect everything and keep everything. Once the tank is stocked to maximum capacity, the collecting will stop. Unless I need to make trades LOL.