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Old 10-14-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Royal Gramma

What are your views on these?

I'm trying to find one last fish for my tank, but I'm having difficulty finding one that I really like! The royal gramma is the "best of a bad bunch" for me, for fish that are suitable for my tank.

It's 40gallons, and I already have an Ocellaris Clown, Banggai Cardinal, and Coral Beauty.

What do you guys think about the Royal Gramma, and/or can you suggest any interesting alternatives as my fourth and final fish??
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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I can't keep another dwarf angel with my Coral Beauty can I?
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:44 PM   #3
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I think having 2 dwarf angels in your 40g would be pushing it. We had a flame and a coral beauty in a 75g, but the flame was returned to the LFS. Others have had success, but I think the 40g would be a little small.

We have a chalk bass that we love. He was a little tentative when he first arrived, but now is out and about, and eats everything in sight. His colors aren't as dramatic as the coral or even the clowns, though.
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I haven't actually got the CB yet - should I add him next (3rd fish) or last?
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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Go with the royal gramma. They are great fish, I love mine...Lando
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:53 PM   #6
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I have a Royal Gramma and he's a neat fish.
adds nice color to the tank.

He'll just hang upside down in the rocks or dangle at a 90 degree angle.
other times it's hard to find him in the rock work.

he opens his mouth like he is roaring when my 6 line wrasse gets too close to him.

I'd recommend them, Plus they are very hardy fish.
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #7
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I just saw a really nice Royal Gramma at my LFS today, which has made my mind up.

So, 40G tank - ocellaris clown, banggai cardinal, coral beauty, royal gramma (in that order)

That sound ok to everyone?
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i think the coral beauty should probably be last, the royal gramma is far more docile...

just my opinion
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Okie...

What's the inch of fish per gallon rule again? How many inches per gallon?
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:21 AM   #10
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I give a thumbs up for the royal gramma. It is a cool fish that goes well in a reef tank. It also gets along well with others. The only problem I have with the RG is that it does hide out alot. Maybe thats just mine.
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