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Old 09-11-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Alright my tank is ready for fish and i will be going to pick up 1 or 2 to start out nothing big or expensive..... What should be some good food to get for my fish? I might pick-up only one clown for now and maybe a small Damsel.... Not decided yet but any suggestion?
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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damsels can be very territorial so watch out if your thinking about getting one.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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Why not skip the damsel and get a pair of clowns? There are quite a bit of frozen food varities available to you so choose one with a well rounded assortment with decent "meatiness."
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Tank - my tank is not finished cycling yet but I am going to add a pair of clowns when it is ready. I have universally been warned about the damsels being territorial (and hard to catch if you need to pull them out) - so I am going to pass on them.
Have you planned out the other species you want yet? It is a good idea to do that as there is a maximum capacity (even lower if you are planning to have corals). You will also want to review fish compatability (chart on here somewhere) to make sure that everyone is likely to get along.
I can't wait to hear about your progress - since you are ahead of me and can lead the way! Good luck and have fun!
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Tank - my tank is not finished cycling yet but I am going to add a pair of clowns when it is ready. I have universally been warned about the damsels being territorial (and hard to catch if you need to pull them out) - so I am going to pass on them.
Have you planned out the other species you want yet? It is a good idea to do that as there is a maximum capacity (even lower if you are planning to have corals). You will also want to review fish compatability (chart on here somewhere) to make sure that everyone is likely to get along.
I can't wait to hear about your progress - since you are ahead of me and can lead the way! Good luck and have fun!
Yeah I just got home from the LFS and I got what I could afford I was only getting one Clown as what I wanted for now because money is tight..... But the LFS store guy gave me a Damsel for Free... Which I was going to skip.... As suggested by many of you..... But I could not turn down Free I asked him for a Free Clown but he was like UUUUMMMm No!..... LOL..... Oh he also Suggested Marine Flakes just to start off Some Frozen Food Called Prime Reef ....
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just goin out on a limb but im thinkin that he wanted to get rid of it.
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just goin out on a limb but im thinkin that he wanted to get rid of it.
Maybe but hey it's free..... Well right now they both are getting acclimated with the tank.... oh and i got an Ocellaris Clown.... and it was a 4 striped Damsel... But well see what happens with everything and how they both interact with each other.....
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"Free" is not always a good thing.
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Your right Free isn't always a good thing..... Well I can always take it out and give it back..... but I guess i will deal with it for now.... I am still new at this so let the Free be a Learning experience at my LFS....
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What is best to feed my Clown Fish? Oh and bye the way I took the Dwarf Octopus out that I had and took it to the LFS got only a $20 credit for it..... Since it's life span was only 6-12 months..... for that type..... But I got a new Waver maker with it at least paid for half......
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