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Old 08-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Damsel and goby?

Today I introduced a yellow clown goby to my 10 gallon, which already has a clown and a 3 stripe damsel. The clown is fine but the damsel is acting kind of territorial. I don't think he's hurting the goby but he'll go up to him, nudge/nip at him, and then twitch around the way clowns do when they're deciding who the dominant is. Is the damsel trying to hurt him or just making friends?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'd remove the damsel. That behavior could be stressful to the goby. Also I think you need at least a 20 gallon setup
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Nowhere to put the damsel - it seems like everything is settling down now so I think he'll be fine. I'm also getting ready to upgrade quite sizably soon.
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Nowhere to put the damsel - it seems like everything is settling down now so I think he'll be fine. I'm also getting ready to upgrade quite sizably soon.
Where do you live? You could try to give/ sell your damsel to someone......
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