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Old 06-18-2005, 10:04 PM   #11
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Chromis and clowns are very hardy. If you're going to use live fish though please make sure to keep your water parameters in check by frequent water changes while you cycle. Keeping your ammo below .25 will help your fish survive the long run.

I would determine your final stocking list before you add any fish though. If 6" of chromis (2) don't fit in your long term plans then the shrimp makes more sense for even more reasons.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:39 AM   #12
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I did the damsel thing. They were cheap ($2.99) and I got a 4 stripe and a domino. The 4 stripe got ick and died soon, but the domino is still in my tank. He is doing very well and has even grown a bit. BUT he is very agressive. I also have a yellow tail that spends most of his time hiding from the domino. The domino is going back to the lfs before anything else goes in. I've heard that mollies can be acclimated to saltwater, but if I had to do it all over again, I would do the shrimp, and a dsb.
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You can always catch a damsel with a little bloodworms and a 1/2L ozarka bottle..

...two down, two to go...
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:20 AM   #14
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Thank you for your provided information... however, my question remains to be answered.
I think it has, just not in the way you wanted.
Then how has it been answered? ...I did not ask how to cycle a tank! I know how to cycle a tank, just was curious if there are other hardy fish out there.

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Old 06-19-2005, 10:40 AM   #15
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and what we're trying to tell you not to use fish at all, you'll endanger their lives and its unfair to put them through the poor conditions, if i had the chance I would have used shrimp instead of fish, i regret it now.
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:49 AM   #16
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To answer your question directly then, no.
There are NO fish, not even damsels, that can live without suffering from stress and possibly death, in a cycling tank. Your not going to find to many aquarist here that will advocate it.
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #17
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I did not ask how to cycle a tank! I know how to cycle a tank,
Well, WHY do you NEED a fish to cycle with? What's the rush? Do you just want something to look at? I'm curious as to why you MUST use a fish
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:26 PM   #18
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That is why I went with fish the first time around. Its better to see SOMETHING alive in there.

But the costs kept me from it (and the fact a shrimp is guarenteed to keep the cycle going and you dont have to worry about it)
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Its better to see SOMETHING alive in there.
Watching a STRESSED/DYING fish wobble around in awful tank conditions isn't relaxing, rewarding, or remotely enjoyable for me personally. If cost is a HUGE issue, your in the wrong hobby. Proper husbandry comes before all, including impatience, if you want to be successful.
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Thats why I didnt keep using fish is cuz I didnt like them to die all the time, and when they did die it was $10 a fish (Yep, damsels are alot here)
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