I'm a FW
but I've wondered something as I read the SW
posts. Repeatedly I've seen people talk down about damsels. 8O The attitude is that they are throw-away fish.
Someone told me they are the guppies of salt water. People cycle with damsels and if any survive they take 'em back to the LFS
No one seems to keep damsels except nano reef folks. :|
When I've been admiring SW
tanks at the LFS
, the damsels are always so neat to me.
They are colorful, active, small fish. They must be hearty. The colors vary from blue to almost purple, to black, to stripes --- so quite varied. I'd think a whole bunch of damsels would make for a cool tank.
What am I missing?
Are damsels destructive to reefs or are they big poopers? Is it that big fish like tangs will eat them? Are they aggressive and kill each other? Or is it that they are cheap and if something is cheap people don't value it?
Thanks in advance
Damsels are cool fish too!