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Old 09-13-2009, 12:03 AM   #11
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you may be right, but he has been nice so far. The clowns were the primary aggressors. They were just relentless. Its strange that they tolerate the sixline.
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sorry for your loss i just escaped my own loss of a bicolor angel took my yellow tang a while to get used to him, as for a aggresive fish i agree with the one that said a blue damsel they are some very tough fish i cant even catch mine to remove him from the tank
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Well, if you want to avenge the death of the goby, you could get a dwarf lionfish. Otherwise, an mildly aggressive would be best. Possibly a Damsel?
For the record, clowns are Damsels and can be just as nasty as the best of them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:30 PM   #14
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Your right about the clowns. So what are some other moderately aggressive fish that wont get very big? Id love to NOT add another damsel if possible, but have seen some pretty ones I may opt for.

How about a pistol shrimp? They seem pretty neat. The fish dont ever bother the inverts. but I do have this CBS that has some attitude. He pinches me when I get my fingers near his cave. (Tending to corals when they fall or whatnot). Ive seen him chase the fish away from his cave as well. Might he fight with a pistol shrimp? I have heard that they WILL go after the smaller shrimp such as peppermint and cleaners...

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The CBS will kill your shrimp and might even kill a smaller fish too.
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May kill your shrimp. Ive had a coral banded shrimp thats around 2 inches body length along with a peppermint shrimp which when i last saw was around 1.5" body length, and a cleaner shrimp which is around 1.25" long.
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I figured the CBS may have been a bad choice to start with. Boo. Rookie mistake!

So how about a fish? Its got to be semi aggressive so it does not die when the clowns go after it, but shoudnt want to take over either. It also has to be happy in a 20 gallon. Any ideas? Am I going to be limited to other Damsels?

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Correct me if i'm wrong but I thought a watchman goby and pistol shrimp needed to be together to thrive.
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They don't, but they compliment each other well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:39 AM   #20
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In a 20 gallon tank I believe you`ll have problems with the sixline. They are not the most peaceful of fish. You might have to get rid of it.
I don't understand why six-lines have such a bad rep. Mine was the first fish in the tank and was alone for about a month. plenty of time to become territorial. He seems to like the other fish I have added and follows the clowns, the yellow tang, or the flame angel around like a puppy. He never had any signs of aggression. once he gets tired of following the other fish around he just goes back to the rock and looks for copepods and bristle worms.
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