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Old 04-25-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Are these reef safe

one of my friends is moving and he is giving me the following:

1 large tiger cowrie snail

2 coral banded shrimp

2 blue damsels

are these all reef safe????
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Watch the damsels, they tend to be VERY aggressive, as for the others, I don't know...
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yes you should be fine as far as I know.... Cowrie for sure...be careful though mine died when it got sucked into a powerhead
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The tiger cowrie may pose a threat to soft corals in the tank and should be watched. The shrimp and damsels are reef safe but as mentioned, the damsels may pose aggression issues.
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Are the damsels aggressive to everything or just certain fish? I was hoping to add two when I was adding the last fish because I was under the thinking that they are more aggressive with the newer additions to the tank. Are they ok with shrimp and crabs?

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Im sorry to say this but Flush the damsels. They will become aggressive towards everyone even themselves. I only use them to cycle tanks. You have better options for fish besides those 2 blue damsels.
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Im sorry to say this but Flush the damsels. They will become aggressive towards everyone even themselves. I only use them to cycle tanks. You have better options for fish besides those 2 blue damsels.

I don't even know how to comment on those statements. Damsels are wonderful fish for smaller tanks. They do get aggressive and need their space but they certainly don't deserve what you suggest. They deserve the same respect you would give any other aggressive fish. Tangs, puffers, angels, lots of fish are aggressive but damsels take an unfair beating. And I won't even get into the cycling with fish. This mentality is just sad. Sad.
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Are the damsels aggressive to everything or just certain fish? I was hoping to add two when I was adding the last fish because I was under the thinking that they are more aggressive with the newer additions to the tank. Are they ok with shrimp and crabs?

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Your right. I would add them last after everyone is established. And some damsels are more aggressive then others so research the damsel you are interested in. They are ok in small species only tanks but probably are better for larger tanks. Some damsels get to a nice size as well. Damsels get a bad rap. They may not be the best community fish but most are ok with other semi aggressive fish. They are fine with crabs and shrimp. They are reef safe.
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Aquareefer, I hope you take some heed of what Fluff said and rethink your opinion on damsels. They are beautiful fish. Its a shame almost that they are so hardy. If they were more delicate, then maybe people wouldn't treat them as badly...

philly, keep an eye out on the cowrie and damsels like already said, but please do not flush them if you have agression issues. There is many a lfs that will take them off your hands.
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Im sorry to say this but Flush the damsels. They will become aggressive towards everyone even themselves. I only use them to cycle tanks. You have better options for fish besides those 2 blue damsels.
You're right that damsels can get aggressive and cause a lot of problems in tanks. They're sold to beginners who don't know how to set up a tank so that the damsels don't cause frustrations. But the fish themselves are beautiful and graceful.

What makes me feel sad is that you would think that it's ok to "flush" any kind of fish. If you need to destroy a fish, do so in a humane way (e.g., freezing water, clove oil, etc).

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