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Old 06-23-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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doesnt allways take 4-6 weeks.... mine cycled in 2 weeks and i still hav my first fish. heres what i suggest on about a weekly basis go to the LFS and get your water tested.. theyll let you know when your tank is cycled and is ready to add a fish....


BTW a great first fish which makes a nice addition is the yellow tailed damsel... great fish very hearty..... also the clown or maybe a royal gramma?
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:55 AM   #12
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Not to get on anyones case, but adult yellowtail Damsels like most damsels can get pretty nasty. Unless it's the only fish......
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:24 AM   #13
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I'd like to add that you should get your own liquid test kits and not really trust your LFS or at least use them as a back up water test.
I agree the damsels can get pretty nasty and I would not suggest adding them first if you plan on adding more docile fish.
By the way, my damsels (including my yellow tails) killed a royal gramma in about a day.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:04 AM   #14
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oh wow.. i didnt know that about damsels... but i guess mine is the only fish in my tank.. ha ha a very hearty fish i have a shrimp in there as well doing well....
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #15
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Just a little input. I started out with some blue-green chromis in my tank and love them. They stay together and are fun to watch. I added a clown a couple days ago and they all get along fine. The chromis watched the clown very closley for a day or so, but now it's all good. None of that aggressive behavior I've heard about with Damsels.
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Timmy, it usually happens when the damsels are first in the tank and they establish their territories. If you add the damsels last, they typically are ok. Of course each fish is different!
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Just a little input. I started out with some blue-green chromis in my tank and love them. They stay together and are fun to watch. I added a clown a couple days ago and they all get along fine. The chromis watched the clown very closley for a day or so, but now it's all good. None of that aggressive behavior I've heard about with Damsels.
Even though chromis are damsels, they're the most mild mannered of the group and rarely cause issues.
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Wow, next thing you know someone will say that "Clowns" are Damsel even if they swim funny.
Oh My.....they are.................
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"Clowns" are Damsel even if they swim funny.

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Yes they are and that's so funny LOL
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