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Old 06-25-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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How good are damsels?

I currently have 2 clowns, yellow tang, fire fish and neon goby and is wondering whether I should add a couple more yellow tail damsels. I am a bit reluctant to add them because of their aggressiveness. My clowns are always chasing off the fire fish and goby. And it looks like they might be victims of the damsels. Does anyone recomend keeping damsels with fire fish or goby and whether they will live happily together?
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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IMO damsels are only good to keep with other damsels, or aggressive fish that can fend for themselves. I had a blue Damsel harass the heck out of a pacific blue Tang 3 times it size. Needless to say the $5 fish went back to the store.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
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Damsels + Other Fish = Trouble

Loose the damsels. IMHO they are alot of trouble. I have 1 small yellow tail that does fine, and has never shown aggression. The clowns run him off.
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A yellowtail blue damsel is the only one I havent heard of as having gone evil. Or has anyone had an evil yellowtail blue in the past?
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:41 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Just as I thought, I think I'll give them a miss.
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Old 06-28-2004, 05:00 PM   #6
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Yah, I had to yank out my damel becuase he was harrasing my firefish, and kept my maroon in a corner all day.
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Old 06-28-2004, 06:21 PM   #7
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I actually have a yellow-tailed damsel that thinks he owns the tank. He harrased my Trigger, as well as my Wrasse when I added them. I think he finally realized he's not big enough to take them on. The Trigger could swallow him whole. I do, however, have a blue devil damsel who gets along with all of them. I guess it is on in personality.

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Old 06-29-2004, 11:26 AM   #8
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I had a yellow-tail in the same tank as my lionfish. He used to nip at the lions fins all the time. I think he even thought he was a lionfish sometimes trying to eat ghost shrimp and feeders the size of him or bigger. I finally was able to catch him and moved him to another tank before the lion got pissed off and made him a snack.
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I had a yellow-tail in the same tank as my lionfish. He used to nip at the lions fins all the time. I think he even thought he was a lionfish sometimes trying to eat ghost shrimp and feeders the size of him or bigger. I finally was able to catch him and moved him to another tank before the lion got pissed off and made him a snack.
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damsels are the chiahuahua of the fish world. Little bite, but love to act HUGE!!!!Next door neighbor flushed his when he finally caught it. He was pestering a lunar wrasse the whole time.
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