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Old 07-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Green Chromis

Hi All,

Has anyone had any bad experiences with green Chromis's been aggressive?

I have 3, 2 large and 1 small all have been residence for over 6 months but it seems that new stock I put in are getting a rough ride and I have noticed a lot of fast swimming and flashing when I introduce a new fish. Is it time to get rid of theses guys as they have become to own the tank.

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Marroon Clown. (very placid despite common theories)
Algae blenny

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have never known chromis to be aggresive. I just added 5 to my 75 gallon reef and they are getting along great so far. Maybe just give them some time to adapt, I think they will be fine. All fish need to test the newcomers.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Yes, I had one in a 50 gallon for about 9 months. All of a suddent he started attacking the angle fish I had in the tank. They were all added around the same time he just became teritorial. I decided rather than losing 2 nice big angle fish I'd remove the chromis and now they're healed up and the tank is back to peaceful.

The chromis became so agressive he'd attack from above. My japanese swallowtail started swimming on her side so she could see if he was above her.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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I'm against chromis as much as damsels... My dominant male started picking off the smallest in the school once he was full grown and even nipped at my clove polyps very aggressively. The rest weren't bad but the alpha male was very aggressive
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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I'm so glad you guys have responded. Everyone I ask think I'm mad.

It apears that the Chromis are a distant cousin of the Damsel so I think it is time that they went!!

I've lost some new fish recently but never thought it could have been them
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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I'm so glad you guys have responded. Everyone I ask think I'm mad.

It apears that the Chromis are a distant cousin of the Damsel so I think it is time that they went!!

I've lost some new fish recently but never thought it could have been them
I know how you feel everytime I warn them I always get noooo not chromis your thinking of damsels haha
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My Chromis was a bad apple. Maybe because I picked the biggest in the tank from the store? I don' t know but he sure turned mean...
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I don't know wether to get rid of all three or just get the main one out. It's going to be hard enough anyway lol
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The way I looked at it is if I just got rid of my big one then the sub dominant would just take his place so I fished em all out over 2 weeks lol
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Now you got me scared! Maybe with 5 the aggresion will be spread out? Hope so!
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