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Old 05-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #11
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By adding the damsels first, you are going to make it hard to add new fish and have them be successful unless they match the damsels belligerence. If you wanted to have a damsel, it should be the last addition to a tank, when all the other fish have established their territories.
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I started with 2 small ocellaris clownfish. Clownfish are damsels but they are not nearly as aggressive as other members of the damsel family. In fact, my two clowns are the most peaceful fish I have in my tank
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You aren't necessarily doomed. My yellowtail damsel is so far the most timid fish I own. Doesn't bother anyone, including the firefish who is scared of his own shadow. It depends on the fish and the situation. Plenty of space to roam and lots of hiding places in the rock help.
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My wife and I have found that blue-green chromis are friendlier and just as hardy as damsels. They don't attack fish. And in some cases can make scared fish come out more. Damsels get to big and mean to keep. Unless you have a predator tank. But I never fish cycle either. I used ammonia or raw shrimp.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #15
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You aren't necessarily doomed. My yellowtail damsel is so far the most timid fish I own. Doesn't bother anyone, including the firefish who is scared of his own shadow. It depends on the fish and the situation. Plenty of space to roam and lots of hiding places in the rock help.
I hate my yellow tail so much... wish u could by damsel X that would insta kill the mean nastly litle mean fish he is...?
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #16
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Wow! You should get rid of any fish you feel that strongly about and replace it with something that makes you happy.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #17
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You can buy a fish to take care of damsels. But only at the risk of every other fish. It is a soap fish. Lol. I'm joking. Damsels should be added last. Defiantly.
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You can buy a fish to take care of damsels. But only at the risk of every other fish. It is a soap fish. Lol. I'm joking. Damsels should be added last. Defiantly.
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In my recent experience. Stay away from damsels.
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Of course.... stay away but when i cycled tank i used those guys....( let the flames begin) any how he's the last one i kept the prettiest... and added rock now the guy hides when i try to get him out.
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