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Old 11-11-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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Chromis alone?

Would love to add either a blue reef chromis or a blue/green chromis to my biocube 29 stock list, but I don't have enough room to house more that 1-2 of them. My question is, would I do ok with one alone?
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It depends on the other fish you have in your tank. A single chromis does fine as long as it doesn't get bullied.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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I've seen them alone in quite a few tanks. Wether or not that's a good thing and that there's not difference compared to a chromis in a school; i'm not sure.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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It's companions would be
1 occ clown
1 bangaii cardinal
1 royal gramma
1 yellow watchman goby
1 purple firefish
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The bangaii will be the most aggressive so that is the one that should go in last and an eye kept on it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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Alright. So it should work? Could I put the chromis in first since its probably the most peaceful? I didn't know that bangaiis were aggresive. Thanks!
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My 4 blue reef chromis chase each other around quite frequently, in fact I suspect they offed the 5th blue reef that I had. They are really cool to watch though, very active fish, even at night with the lights off they are swimming around. They eat everything too,flake, pellets and frozen.

I ordered medium ones from Liveaquaria and mine came in at about 2 inches or so each so keep that in mind. Not sure how many you can fit comfortably.

Beautiful fish though and nice pick.
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My 4 blue reef chromis chase each other around quite frequently, in fact I suspect they offed the 5th blue reef that I had. They are really cool to watch though, very active fish, even at night with the lights off they are swimming around. They eat everything too,flake, pellets and frozen.

I ordered medium ones from Liveaquaria and mine came in at about 2 inches or so each so keep that in mind. Not sure how many you can fit comfortably.

Beautiful fish though and nice pick.
Yeah there really pretty. Do you think I could do only one or two in my cube?
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Honestly I think they might have to wait for a bigger tank. :-( You kinda want them to school and they need at least 3 or more for that. Mine are very very active and use a lot of the space in the 125g for their antics.
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Alright I'll find another fishie. I'd hate to get a fish and it not be happy.
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