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Old 07-18-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Purple Dottieback Tyrant?!?!

I just introduced a purple Dottieback into my DT and my black chromis is losing his mind. Is there anything I can do? The new fish seems to be quite the tyrant. He certainly was in my QT.

Will the chromis get over it or what??

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:32 AM   #2
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The chromis will get over it when the dottyback has harassed it to death. I had a bicolor dottyback in my tank for 3 days. And that was 3 days too long.

People say damsels are jerks, but I don't think anything can create the terror that a dottyback does.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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how big was your tank? I'm extremely worried. I work so hard to keep these fish alive.
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Can anyone else offer their experience with dottiebacks? I would have to pull out tons of rock to get this fish out of my tank. I can't believe no one at the LFS said anything to me. This is extremely disappointing.

Are dottiebacks tyrants that can't live in a community tank?
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I have an orchid dottyback and it doesn't bother my clowns. The only thing that it attacks is hermit crabs that get too close to it's home.
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I added a bi-colour dottyback to my tank and I wished I never did. It turned out to be a very expensive fish...

It harassed, chased, nipped and ripped at the other tank mates until all but my clowns were all dead. I wasn't able to get any of the tankmates out or able to separate them, I tried so hard in vein. Even when they were getting too tired to swim, and were missing half a tail, I still wasn't able to catch any of the tank mates. I even tried breaking down my tank to catch him.

My Dottyback killed:
1x Lemonpeel Angel
2x Kaudern's Kardinal
2x Chromis
1x Cleaner Wrasse
2x Coral Banded Shrimp

This is just my experice, and in this game, some weird and funky things can happen!
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