Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-21-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 44
Blue Damsel and Bicolor Dottyback?

From the research I have done it says they are compatible, but they both are pretty aggressive fish, so I am wondering if someone else has some first hand experience, would it be better with a Royal Gamma Basslet instead of the dottyback? This is for a future 55 gallon and I am just trying to narrow down some fish choices to see which way I would wanna go.

summitxho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pullman, WA
Posts: 21
Send a message via MSN to cordodor
when i first introduced my royal gramma into my 38g, it fought with my blue damselfish. They've since settled down, but the royal gramma is still pretty feisty. it picks on my hermit crabs and chases around the blue damsel whereas it was opposite before.

cordodor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 06:14 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 930
Send a message via AIM to DragonForce
I would remove the damsel all together becuase its going to be a jerk to any fish you wish to add later down the road. Also if you plan on adding a royal gramma or something like a 6 line wrasse, add them last, or together with the last fish.
37 gal all glass
50lb LR
3' fine sand bed 1x Orange Stripe Prawn shrimp goby, 1x sixline wrassemated pair of true percula clowns, 1x CBS shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, 1x pistol shrimp, 1x tiger tale cuke, ~20+ snails, ~10+ hermits, 1xserpent star.
green Bubble coral, hammer coral (8 heads!) ,various Zoos,green finger leather, green star polpys ,shrooms
175w 10k MH
28w actinic 03
2x maxi jett 1200
Prizm skimmer (modded)
Hagen powerfilter(for running carbon 24/7)
nano arctica chiller
DragonForce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 03:57 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 273
Wow..I was going to ask the same question. Just added a royal dottyback and the damsel hit it straight away. It is hiding behind a powerhead now and looking a bit tattered around the tail. I was told to keep the damsel while setting up my new tank cos they are hardy and nitrate tolerant...but he is not on my list of favorite fish.
Should I remove him now? Will the dottyback recover?
Wood_Dog is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue velvet damsel? mak1969 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 03-28-2006 05:21 PM
bicolor dottyback vs. yellowtail damsel... jackdp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 07-18-2004 06:54 PM
Blue devil damsel has to go! jamal-188 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 06-26-2004 09:14 PM
New Blue Tang & BiColor Blenny PrettyFishies Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 08-05-2003 02:53 PM
Digging blue damsel Salt4Us Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 07-29-2003 08:39 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.