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Old 07-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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royal gramma tank size

Hi I'm just wondering what the actual minimum tank size for a royal gramma basslet is. I've read on other forums that they have been successfully kept in a 10 gallon or more commonly a 20 long. Live aquaria says 30 gallons so does anyone have a definitive answer? I have a 20 long and want an occ. Clown a yellow tail damsel a fire fish and the royal gramma. Can anyone help?
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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to much for that tank size, it can be done when they are small but once they get bigger i can't see them beign to happy
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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Ok. So the clown the damsel and the firefish would b good?
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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i have a royal gramma and an adult clown in my 20 long. he doesnt swim the entire length of the tank everyday but i see him do it once in a while. he does like to swim between the rocks/corals like a puzzle, he is doing great and looks happy. but i do feel a 20L would be the minimum size. 10g would be pushing it, i wouldnt advise it.
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Oh well I have a 20 long I just picked up from petco. So would the gramma work with a clown and a yellow tail damsel
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I have a royal gamma, clown and flasher wrasse in a 55 they use the full tank. Remember the smaller the tank the more aggression you will see and please remember damsels are aggressive and clowns are actually a damsel.
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Oh well I have a 20 long I just picked up from petco. So would the gramma work with a clown and a yellow tail damsel
i would choose the gramma and the clown
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Oh well I have a 20 long I just picked up from petco. So would the gramma work with a clown and a yellow tail damsel
Since you picked up the 20g I would say the two clownfish and the royal gramma, NO To the yellow tail damsel.
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1 clown 1 firefish and the royal gramma? Is that fine or do the clowns need to b in pairs
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Clowns don't need to be in pairs, IMO a clown and a firefish isn't a good combination since the firefish isn't aggressive enough to compete for food. It is always a good idea to pick out the stock list before selecting an aquarium. Remember to put your hardiest fish in first and the least aggressive in your stock list I would consider the clown the hardiest and the least aggressive would be the firefish so that can create problems as well when stocking.
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