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Old 06-30-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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Damsels

my advice is dont buy damsels, i dont even know why they sell them. they are so mean and fast and getting them out is such a pain....they dont go near traps. and you have to remove the LR to get them out.

anyway...had to vent a little, i finally got the last two meanies out but lost a new fish in the process.

lesson learned.


Newbies: dont get them or get them out BEFORE adding other fish.
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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I second, just don't even bother. They look cute when they're little, but when they get older they're big, ugly and mean.
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I agree, I have a tank full of them. They are good starter (NOT cycling) fish. They are very hardy and have outlasted a few of my other "delicate" fish and killed another. I got them because I was new to the hobby and that was recommended, to learn how to keep up with my tank. I would tell people to get them, if they were just starting out, just make sure you don't get a lot of them! LOL!
phish7740, I'm glad you got them out, wanna come chase mine down?
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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i wish i got them all out at once, they stay clear of traps and removing all the rock was a pain.

even with the rock out they are still hard to catch.
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Thanks for the heads up.... LOL
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:42 PM   #6
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I returned mine the 2nd night i got them lol
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i bought a 1/2"domino damsil for my 20g and now a have a 5" domino that chases down my 13" grouper
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I agree and had the same problem with damsels... so many times they are recommended for a starter tank by the lfs and everyone runs into the same problems. It's a shame cos they are nice looking fish.
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I agree with that when considering the domino or blue devil damsel, but chromis are not aggressive and if you have a hand full they will school together and add a cool look to a reef tank. Just my opinion

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Very true..I have chromis and they are peaceful and do look very cool in a school
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