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Old 01-08-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Damsel

Ive had my tank for a while now and when I first started I decided I would buy a Damsel...Stupid decision I just wanted to warn all who are new to this never to buy a blue damsel they are the most annoying destructive fish if I could kill mine I would....He covers my coral up with sand at night and kills it! It is so annoying.
He moves rocks around in the tank its not worth the $6 for the pain it will cause you. My next tank will have no damsels.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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Is it a yellow tail blue damsel ?

If so i got one about 3-4 months ago to start my cycle .... So far nothing happened thank god

Maybe its when they get bigger that problems start
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Oh I hate them as well. I still have one that was in my aggressive tank for 2 years he was the first saltwater fish I ever bought. but since the break down he's been in qt with my other aggressive fish but he might find his was back to the lfs
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Is it a yellow tail blue damsel ?

If so i got one about 3-4 months ago to start my cycle .... So far nothing happened thank god

Maybe its when they get bigger that problems start
Mine went almost a year untill it started to pick on everyfish in the tank except the maroon clown. Good luck.
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Mine went almost a year untill it started to pick on everyfish in the tank except the maroon clown. Good luck.
Mine also went abt 9 mo before he started too they seem fine when they are young but when they get older look out
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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Mine also went abt 9 mo before he started too they seem fine when they are young but when they get older look out
Yep its nuts I don understand how such a little fish can do so much damage. And when her was young he look looked really cool now he just looks straight up mean
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I learned this lesson years ago and ive never bought a damsel since. Last one i had was a blue damsel, had him for 3 months then suddenly he went crazy killing anything like someone just flipped a switch in his head. They are wired this way

And when they do turn good luck getting them outta the tank without tearing your rock work down. They are smart and paranoid, catching them is near impossible.
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Damsels do not play well with others. But I am thinking about doing a fish-only damsel tank, because there are some beautiful damsels out there. Just keep them the hell away from my reef.
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I had to pull all my rock out to catch mine. He was a yellow-tail blue damsel. We called him the demon damsel. He killed 6 shrimp, 2 other damsels, and a goby.
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Are there any warning signs before they go psycho? I've had mine for about 4 months (1st sw fish) & it seems to get along well w all the other critters.
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