4 Green Reef Chromis
So on Saturday I added 5 very small (1/2" - 1") green reef chromis. I drip aclimated them for 2 hours then added them to my 60g tank. Lights were off for the acclimation and for the first hour the fish were in the tank. I turned on the actinics for 1 hour and then the daylights for an hour. The lights were only on for 3 hours on saturday to give the new fish some time to get used to the new surroundings.
This morning, one was dead. This is the first time I had ever lost a fish during acclimation. So now I have 4,
Water params this monring at 8am were:
Ph rose to 8.4 by mid day once the lights turned on.
There are other 2 fish in the tank ,1 percula and 1 blue yellowtail damsel.
My question is, should I add another Chromis to make the number odd again, or will they be ok with 4. Today, 3 of them already started to display behaviors that looked like they were sorting out their hierachy, while the 4th hid a little bit more, but they all shoaled at various times. All are also eating quite well.
60gal reef in progress
75lbs Live Rock
40lbs Live Rock
AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer
Marineland penguin HOB Filter
1 - Percula, 1 - Blue-Yellowtail Damsel, 3 - Green reef Chromis
Rose Annenome; Anchor Coral