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Old 03-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Chalk bass

I'm thinking about getting 3 chalk bass . I have a 55 tank thats about 1/2 to 2/3 rock. Can anyone educate me on them?
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They are colorful and active darting around the tank to snag food. They are kinda aggressive, but should be ok if you add them at the same time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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I have one in my 30 gallon reef. Like previously said they have large personalitys and are very quick! Mine eats nls pellets and mysis. He is always swimming around and he has never ever been agressive to my other fish. I dont know why people think they are agressive, mine has never been. Good luck! You will love them!
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I have one in my 30 gallon reef. Like previously said they have large personalitys and are very quick! Mine eats nls pellets and mysis. He is always swimming around and he has never ever been agressive to my other fish. I dont know why people think they are agressive, mine has never been. Good luck! You will love them!
But you've only had it for a couple of months, right? That's barely enough time for a marine fish to get settled into its new environment, and is in no way indicative of long term experiences with the fish. Example: I had a half black angel for about 6 months before it started eating my coral. 2 months in I would have told you that my fish didn't eat coral. Just sayin.
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True, but if my chalk bass was agressive, i feel like i would have noticed that by now. I understand what you mean, but i havent noticed any agression at all. Only time will tell i guess
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But you've only had it for a couple of months, right? That's barely enough time for a marine fish to get settled into its new environment, and is in no way indicative of long term experiences with the fish. Example: I had a half black angel for about 6 months before it started eating my coral. 2 months in I would have told you that my fish didn't eat coral. Just sayin.
Makes sense. I can see why nunu thinks ours is not agressive though. The chalk bass will hang out with the clown ALL the time. They do really well together.

Hopefully it stays that way
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They aren't aggressive, but listed as semi-aggressive. I just want it to be stated that the possibility is there. I never had issues with my chalk bass with aggression. It was very timid as the other fish in the tank bullied it and it only came out during feeding time.
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They aren't aggressive, but listed as semi-aggressive. I just want it to be stated that the possibility is there. I never had issues with my chalk bass with aggression. It was very timid as the other fish in the tank bullied it and it only came out during feeding time.
Poor guy! They are such great fish!
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I'm not worried about the aggression. I dont plan on puting any other fish in with them. The only thing I'm worried about is the engineer bleny I have that likes to eat anything that fits in it's mouth.
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How many would fit in a 55gal tank?
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