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Old 03-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Compulsive bying!!!

Hi all,

If not needed another example of compulsive buying when you should really stick to your plan and read up on anything you buy.

So I went to my lfs today to pick up some salted RO for a 10% pwc and have a browse. In the week u lost my blue cheek Goby (reasons unknown ) waters params all good but had a temperature drop on one cold night.

So there I was having a god old mooch and found a beautiful blue and yellow damsel when I asked it was only £7 about $4.50 as my tank is only 7 weeks old I thought good call as damsels are a hardy species. Once I get it home acclimatised and introduced to the tank the Damsel goes nutts and starts bullying the rest of my stock.

When I done some research it turns out I have bought a Fiji Blue DEVIL Damsel. Very aggressive and should not be kept with passive fish and only with lager species.

The moral of the story is do your research!!!

Thanks

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I had a aggressive damsel that. Had to take out of my tank and I don't even look at them when at the Lfs they are not worth the risk for me.
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I agree, within 2 years of starting my tank, I had grown 2 3" Seargeant major damsels/ pirhanna! After 3+ hours of chasing, in a 135 reef, I vowed to know what I was buying, before purchase! 7 years after original purchase, never bought another Damsel. Believe it or not, he will really limit what else you can keep, peaceably.
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Too right! a Chromis I've had from day 1 has gone to the great reef in the sky. So disappointed in myself. I'm dreading dismantling my reef in the morning I've just got it how I wanted!!!

Will he upset my cleaner shrimp?
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