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Old 08-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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So here is an interesting question...I have 2 chromises and 1 bicolored blenny in a 30g tank. The chromises have been in the tank for near a month now and have been hapily eating mysis and brine shrimp (before adding the blenny) but have never tried to eat algea off the tank wall. Since adding the blenny, they now mimic the blenny and pick at the algea on the glass. Has anyone seen this before and is this abnormal eating activities for this fish?
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I dont see anything abnormal about it. Most fish will pick off the glass and rocks.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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I had a single clown that wouldn't go near any anemone, but as soon as I put another one in with him that did like anemones, he all the sudden can't live without it.
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mine do the samething!
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It is one of the more interesting things I have seen them do. Now their new "thing" is to sort of dance infront of the blenny's hiding spot and entice him to come out. It is like they are teasing him to come out and play but when he comes out of hiding, they bolt across the tank, turn back around and stare at him. They are interesting little fish.
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They really are very interesting. My chromis picks at the glass too, it's pretty amusing to watch. Do your two have any aggression issues? I know it's different with each individual fish but most people have told me to get an odd number of chromis, that's why I only have 1.
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Hi. I have 4 beautiful chromises. I haven't seen any agression between them. In fact my two clowns love swimming with them. The largest chromis has taken up residence between two LRs and chases any fish that comes near it, but it has never shown any agression on the rest of the fish. I think they're great to watch.
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I do see a little aggressoin between the chromises but it comes from the smaller fish(minimal difference) towards the bigger fish but not the blenny. It rarely happens but from time to time I see it.
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That sounds ok to me. They're probably finding their place in the tank pecking order. Keep an eye on them. You'll know if it gets violent. Take out the agressor and put the fish in a holding tank for a few days. Then place him/her back in the main tank. That might help.
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I have two, the newest addition to my tank 2 days ago. After I got home I was reading and found that one source suggested 6 or more as they do better with more than with fewer. I have 4 more on order now. The first day I added them I noticed a couple of hours later that one was missing. I seached all over the tank then my overflow area. Nothing, thought maybe my goby had a meal of chromis. I later went to change the filter and there he was, swimming around on top of my filter tray. Must have been a wild ride for him to get there. I would call it a e-ticket ride! He hasn't been near the overflow since. Is better for me as now they swim out front and not hide in the rocks.
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