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Old 11-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Nasty blue damsel

I had bought this damsel as my first fish about a year ago. He would chase whatever fish I put in the tank. I eventually bought a 3 stripe damsel. They would chase each other and leave the other fish alone. My 3 stripe died and now the blue damsel is starting to chase the other fish again. If I could ever catch the blue damsel then my lfs would take him back, but that seems impossible. Should I try buying another damsel or some chromis? Anybody have suggestions? Thanks!
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Try to trap him.
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I bought a trap and couldn't trap him, but when I had the second damsel he seemed to calm down. I was just wondering if anyone else had simialar experience with a blue damsel.
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blue damsels are hit or miss. they aren't called blue devils for nothing now Try a net with food, leave the net in a wk if you have to so it gets used to it being there...might work. Otherwise, C4 usually gets the best results for eradication
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LOL! My blue devil is MEAN, but he is in with 4 other damsels.
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I wish we could show this thread to others that want damsels in their tank. You`ll probably have to net him even if you have to rearrange.
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Damsels = new aquascaping
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I had a damsel problem that i couldnt catch. i finally caught him by using a net. i think the trick was trying to catch him after i just fed the tank. Maybe that will work for you
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you can also try light shock, which means turning all the tank lights on early in the morning when the fish are still sleeping. Get everything ready beforehand...
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