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Old 05-28-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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ok so it been about 3 days since my tank finished cycling. so i went to the lfs and bought one cleaner shrimp, 12 turbo snails and 12 red tipped hermit crabs. is this all good enough for my 45 gallon bow front?

also i have a yellowtail damselfish. that the lfs talked me in too getting 2 days ago. now that he is in the tank i was wondering if there is a chance that he can get along with my other future fish i buy like a pair of clowns and maybe a blennie or two. and a few wrasses.

will i see problems keeping the damsel in the tank? hes kinda starting to grow on me i named him rocky lol
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Damsels are aggressive in their adult stages. I would say to add them last or better not at all. A bluegreen chromis is a better fish and they are friendly. With chromis keep them in odd number schools. Especially if it a peaceful reef tank damsel isn't one I would recommend.
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Also watch the wrasses only a few are reef safe.
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Since clowns are a damsel there is a chance they will get along. The wrasse probably not the blenny maybe. Since you already know what you want to put in your tank the LFS advice wasn't the best.

I know what you mean about liking a damsel, I have a blue devil that I can't seem to get rid of.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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i know well hes just so cool looking and im in the process of seting up a 15 gallon tall and will put him in there when its all done cycling. i kinda changed my mind and will be buying a coral beauty and a royal gamma today and see if they can get along untill 1. i get the other tank cycled and 2. when i can catch him lol sneak lil fish.... now both fish i have on hold at my lfs are bigger then my damsel so i wonder if everything will be ok? i cant wait to get them home.
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there are many reef safe wrasses-
Wrasse Fish for Sale: Cleaner Wrasse and other Reef Safe Wrasse Species

i have seen small damsels torture fish 5 times their size to death. i've also had a coral beauty that killed off anything else i put in the tank (75 gallon). it's all a crap shoot.
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thanks for the info mr x. i see your in paoli im in delco aswell was wondering if u belong to a local aquarium club i could join?
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there are a couple in the area. i'll pm you details.
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thanks mr x i really appreciate all the info
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how about my cuc is one cleaner shrimp, 12 turbo snails and 12 hermit crabs good enough for a 45 gallon tank
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