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Old 09-08-2005, 01:49 AM   #1
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Is it too much?

I am planning on getting blue green chromis and I have heard that they can school, I have a 125 gallon tank and I was wondering if getting 9 blue green chromis to school is too much, and would I still be able to add a good amount of fish as well. Thanks for any help.


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Old 09-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Blue green chromis are not heavy waste producers and do not affect the bioload on a tank like a big tang or angel. I would think that 9 would be fine, maybe go down to 7, but you should be able to add some other interesting fish along with them. That will be a neat sight having that many fish schooling in the tank.

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Old 09-08-2005, 06:40 PM   #3
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They are cool little fish... Go with 9 because you will loose a few in the beginning. If you don't I would be surprized. I started with 7 and lost 2 the first few weeks of them figuring out the pecking order and my nasty yellow tail damsels did not help any.
After 3 years I have 2 left and they still hang together all the time.
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Thats always been a mystery to me as well seaham.. they dont seem to have much of a life expectancy..

But when they school man they look cool..(pardon the rhyming)
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How would I be able to make them school. Would they just cling together as a group when placed in the tank? Or will they scramble and then regroup later? Just wondering cuz I would really like to see them school together and swim around in the tank together and be like a posse of green chromis hehe.

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Old 09-12-2005, 06:06 PM   #6
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They naturally school. If you go with 9 they could break into 2 schools form time to time. Go with an odd # though. I had as many as 5 for a long time in my 75 and they were always together.
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