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Old 08-11-2005, 11:06 AM   #21
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I cycled my tank with damsels. (please don't yell at me) They are very colorful, and active fish. but the aggression is what I don't like about them. I had to get rid of mine, because they were attacking my jawfish.

I do like watching them, but as long as I have a peaceful tank I will never put one in my tank.

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:54 PM   #22
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Well. I have one Yellowtail Damsel in my tank. The only other fish there for now are a pair of clowns. They all seem to get along well. They actually hang out together sometimes. However, if the damsel becomes a nipper later on I will take him back if I can catch him. I have never seen a fish swim so fast. Also, as mentioned Chromis are great little fish. I saw some blue reef Chromis at the LFS, very nice peaceful fish.

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Old 08-11-2005, 05:48 PM   #23
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I've had my orange tail damsel for probably 3-4 months now and it's fine. There's no agression towards the other fish, etc. It's the most recently added fish however. Still, surely a yellow tang has enough attitude and capability to defend itself against a damsel?
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:56 PM   #24
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In our 75 gallon tank we have a tomato clown, yellow tang and a 3 striped damsel. Our 3 stripe is bigger than our tomato clown. We did have a pair of perculas in there as well but decided this evening to move them in with my pearly jawfish. (They appear much happier) Anyways in our 75 the tomato appears to be more aggressive than the 3 striped. It's actually kinda weird cause its like the 3 larger fish were the bullies (they swam together like a gang) and they picked on the perculas. Now that I have removed them the bigger fish are swimming around like they are in abrand new tank.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:10 AM   #25
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I love my yellow tails. They are active curious, not too aggressive and really neat fish beautiful too. All about preference I guess,
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:45 PM   #26
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Alas, I finally donated my three yellow tail damsels to the LFS. They gave me $15 off on my purchase of a blue hippo tang.

Oh, the tank is so peaceful right now, even during feeding. Finally the false percula has a peaceful company, thanks to the Blue Hippo Tang. They always stick together.

The live rock formation is now livable to other fish. When those darn damsels were there, they took over the whole rock form and kept everyone out. It was a paint to get them out of there, probably stressed some fish, and messed up my water a bit through the process. I removed all my LRs and caught each one of them.

I've met individuals who had success with striped damsels (they're like 3 inches now). But I just don't get the point with damsels. It's too much stress for me and the other fish that cost ten times theirs.

Out of all my fish, the Blue Hippo is the most expensive. Can someone start some sort of price control on these tangs? I mean, Finding Nemo is killing me due to the increase in price! j/k.
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I had full intention of keeping mine - until they harassed every other fish in the tank.
We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.

And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.

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Old 10-03-2005, 05:51 AM   #28
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My 4-Stripe is a major pain. He is a bully and very territorial.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:53 PM   #29
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I have a fiji devil damsel, first fish I got after I cycled and I absolutely loved him until recently when I got a diamond watchman goby. The damsel picked on him like you wouldnt believe (but never picked on the clown or yellow tang). So now I have my damsel in another tank until my goby gets comfortable (Its enough stress going into a new tank, and having a little jerk pick on you too doesnt help the cause) I'll probably put the damsel back in a few days though, and see what happens.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:29 PM   #30
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I cycled with 15 damsels and after the cycle i had 6 left so i kept them but then i got a spiny puffer and they chewed his tail every second. Kept him stressed so they are gone now.

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