Just a question adding a new fish to my tank. I recently bought a purple pseudo chromis (impulse buy, I know I know...my boyfriend is never allowed to go to LFS
with me again!
). The pseudochromis was gorgeous, a beautiful color
and we thought he would be a vibrant visual add to the tank. He acclimated well and actually was not shy when he was first in the tank. After a while I noticed he started bullying my red firefish, who is the sweetest, most non-aggressive fish in the tank. The pseudochromis immediatly took over the cave that the firefish sleeps in. Then, while doing some internet research on our new fish, I saw out of the corner of my eye, my coral banded shrimp acting funny. Upon inspection I realized he had gone over the the pseudochromis side of the tank, and they were about to battle!! My shrimp was puffed up and ready to go and the pseudochromis was just as aggressive, making advances at my shrimp. It was that and a little research online that made me decide 1 day after having this fish that he had to go back.
So yesterday after work, I netted him and took him back LFS
and told them he wasn't going to work out and that I wanted a Royal Gramma instead (which was the fish I wanted anyway...my boyfriend wanted pseudochromis....he won). The guy at the LFS
told me that Royal Grammas are just as aggressive as the pseudochromis, and that their wouldn't be much of a difference. This of course, was completely different than what I read online aobut Royal Grammas.
My question is...would the Royal Gramma be an ok addition to what I already have?
I have a very peaceful tank and I want to keep it that way. My fish are all friends and my scissortail goby and banded goby sleep next to eachother in the same cave. My shrimp is now paranoid of the other fish, he never was before, but he just can't seem to forget that pseudochromis that attacked him
current fish list:
1 coral banded shrimp
1 scissortail goby
1 banded goby
1 red firefish
1 black spiny sea urchin
1 royal pushpin urchin
2 feather dusters
various snails/hermit crabs
My tank is 55 gallons and has been set up since the end of October. We have a crushed coral/ sand mix and about 60 lbs of live rock.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!