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Old 10-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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My friend had 6, now he has 1. They killed each other. Type in chromis killing other chromis and you will see lots of ppl with similar results. A school is not 3 fish, in the wild these fish are found in huge groups like 50+ so aggression gets spread but usually in captivity the big one picks on the littler ones and kills them. I've seen it at my store I work at too. We will get a bunch and ill lose them slowly over the next couple weeks until there is just 1.
+1 on a school isn't 6 fish. Everyone I know that started with a small grouping ended up with just one. Never tried 50 at a time, but my bet is that works far better.
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Kinda off topic, and not trying to hijack the thread, but...Do Anthias do the same thing? I know most people do not do big numbers together, but I was originally thinking if adding 7-9 Chromis to my 240g, but now am reconsidering and thinking maybe a male Anthias (not sure which, but one that does not need low light) with like four females for a little "school".
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Kinda off topic, and not trying to hijack the thread, but...Do Anthias do the same thing? I know most people do not do big numbers together, but I was originally thinking if adding 7-9 Chromis to my 240g, but now am reconsidering and thinking maybe a male Anthias (not sure which, but one that does not need low light) with like four females for a little "school".
I have not seen nor heard of the same thing happening with anthias.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #14
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I have not seen nor heard of the same thing happening with anthias.
I've never had them and have never really paid attention to them in other tanks, so I am not sure. Just looking for some alternatives, as I would like a little group of something.
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I am new to this forum so my wording of things may be off. But, i have had well over 20 chromis' but i decided to no longer buy them recently. While they are great, colorful, cheap fish, i have begun to notice that they are not a very hardy breed. My tank conditions are optimal and one by one they die off and it never ends. I an left with 2 and i still dont know how their alive. I am sorry for your loss but this fish is very unpredictable and not steady
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This is a common problem especially with chromis's. They weed each other out until there's just one .
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