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Old 10-10-2006, 12:27 AM   #11
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It's an orange tail damsel.

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With a larger tank 75g or bigger I would say try it if you are daring, but with a 46g I would not risk it with the damsel. If the damsel were removed you could try 3 chromis.
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Yeah... it's a 55G but I just think the damsel will have some attitude about it.. I have removed the damsel so he's on his own for the moment.. wasn't sure if adding him after the chromis are in there for a while would help.
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It could as it is usually recomended to add damsels last because of territorial agression. In the end you may need to decide how much you want to keep the damsel. I think it may be an issue with adding any other fish.
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Melosu58, those anthias are beautiful!! I've always thoguht they wouldn't stand up to my every other day feeding. Would they?? I've always heard they shuld be feed "often".

My vote is to keep the chromis and add another top swimming fish or two.

P.S. - good luck catching the chromis.
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Well we are going to find out. I think since they are eating flake food we might be Ok. Thanks for asking though.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:01 AM   #17
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P.S. - good luck catching the chromis.
Hah spot on with that comment.

My wife bought 3 chromis a coupleof weeks ago while I was out of town, which overstocked me with fish. So, I had to get them out and take them back to the LFS.

Well, it turned into a reaquascaping event with having to pull out 100lbs of LR, but it gave me a chance to get to a small corner of algae I had on the glass.

Good luck catching them. Just when you think you've got 'em...
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The thing with anthias is they dont eat big meals. That is why it is recommended to feed them often with small meals to ensure they get enough food. Now, if you can get your anthias to eat alot at once, you don't have to feed them that many times a day. But anthias RARELY eat that much because in the wild they feed primarily on tiny phytoplanktons from the water column all day long.

If you decide not to feed them at least 2 times a day, chances are their coloration will fade away.

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Good stuff Fishfrik! Thanx.
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I understand what you are saying and yes it would be couple times a day if it was phytoplankton but I do have them eating good amount of Flake and mysis which will stay with them longer than the phytoplankton. They are also nipping at the seaweed selects that I have on the clip for the tang. But thanks for the concern as we will check them out.
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