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Old 03-10-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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i have three damsels different types i was told they would mix well with other fish but the damsels are the only fish that live when i put other fish they seem to die within a day should i get rid of the damsels the one even attacked a snail
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YES! Get rid of the Devil Damsels...

I got rid of all of mine except a yellow tailes damsel. It gets along great with all the other fish.
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ill get rid of those damsels but im still hesitant about putting more fish in my levels all look ok to me and the damsels lived so i dont know if its the damsels killing the others or if the water is all out of wack the clown fish i bought was i woke up and the anenome had it i thought clowns and anenomes were like peas in a pod i guess i was wrong
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ill get rid of those damsels but im still hesitant about putting more fish in my levels all look ok to me and the damsels lived so i dont know if its the damsels killing the others or if the water is all out of wack the clown fish i bought was i woke up and the anenome had it i thought clowns and anenomes were like peas in a pod i guess i was wrong
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I previously had domino damsels, they were evil! I am very happy with the green cromos ones I have now. They school together and do not bother anything.
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Re: damsels killing fish

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i have three damsels different types i was told they would mix well with other fish but the damsels are the only fish that live when i put other fish they seem to die within a day should i get rid of the damsels the one even attacked a snail
Dump the damsels, they're nothing but a pain IMO. Green chromis are ok like JPloman said, but others for the most part can be quite mean.

Also, if your LFS told you that, dump them too and find a better one. If they don't know the basics about damsels, they sure won't know much about anything else in the hobby.

Just out of curiosity, how big is your tank?

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Depends on the species of damsel. Mine is the perfect gentleman, in fact I waited almost a year for this particular species to come in. He's a great fish.
This is just my own thought, but it appears to me that damsels can be kind of like wolves. They seen to develop a pack mentality when there is a group of them.
I see many people that are OK with one and the folks that seem to have the most problems are the ones with 2 or more....maybe I'm off, but thats how I see it.
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but others for the most part can be quite mean.
Oh I know. That's why I added "for the most part".

And I agree, there are a few different species that can be great, but you can't trust them all.
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Oh I know. That's why I added "for the most part".
Missed that....

I was just making a general statement, definitely not trying to contradict you.
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I was just making a general statement, definitely not trying to contradict you.
That's what I figured. It's all good.
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