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Old 09-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Maybe new damsel tank??

How does changing my 75 gallon tank over to a damsel tank sound to everyone?? My lfs just received a big shipment of all different types of damsels and they really vary between a lot of colors and are always very active!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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I'd say if you really love damsels, then get them. But IMO seeing the same shape of fish (only variety in color) would get a little boring. But you probably already know how aggressive they are and hard to catch. What kinds were you thinking of getting and why would you want just all damsels...seems like you really love them if you're willing to have just damsels in your tank..or am I mistaken?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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I'd say if you really love damsels, then get them. But IMO seeing the same shape of fish (only variety in color) would get a little boring. But you probably already know how aggressive they are and hard to catch. What kinds were you thinking of getting and why would you want just all damsels...seems like you really love them if you're willing to have just damsels in your tank..or am I mistaken?
Well yeah the shape doesn't really bother me and I do love all the colors of them, there's so many and I like them because they are so active and I can put quite a few more in my tank than I could with just normal fish!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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I would only keep one species of damsel per tank. They fight with related or similar fish.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:10 AM   #5
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I would only keep one species of damsel per tank. They fight with related or similar fish.
I disagree I think they do well with lots of different types. Sounds cool to me if you like them. Iv always wanted a clown tank and have a pair of each type of clown but then again that cant happen.
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Damsels are super aggressive in general but it depends on the fish.
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Yeah I read if you buy them young, unlike the clowns the bigger will turn into the male and take care of 1-3 females for mating. So they must be able to be together. And even if they so kill each other their only 5 dollars so I'm not out a 90 dollar fish!
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Yeah I read if you buy them young, unlike the clowns the bigger will turn into the male and take care of 1-3 females for mating. So they must be able to be together. And even if they so kill each other their only 5 dollars so I'm not out a 90 dollar fish!
I've never heard the larger one turns into a male and the others become females.

And just my 2 cents is that damsels aren't a centerpiece or display fish. I find them extremely boring and overly aggressive majority of the time. I still have 2 left in my tank and they have got to go.
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I've never heard the larger one turns into a male and the others become females.

And just my 2 cents is that damsels aren't a centerpiece or display fish. I find them extremely boring and overly aggressive majority of the time. I still have 2 left in my tank and they have got to go.
I have to disagree I felt the same way but I saw a damsel tank one day that was amazing. The colors of the fist can be played well off of corals. If you mix the right color fish and corals together you will have a spectacular display. Center peice fish are different for everyone. IMO my favorite fish is the midis Blenny. To must it's just a yellow Blenny but to me it is a master peice of color, movement, and personality. Then again my fish I will some day build a tank for is a queen angel. So maybe for some reason a azure damsel is his favorit fish.
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They just feel like theyre the saltwater equivalent of a freshwater guppy. Some people love them, but to me they're to simple and basic.
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