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Old 03-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #11
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Thank you for the info, I'll look it up and take a read. I usually do a lot of reading before getting any kind of animal but this time I didn't because we went at it so fast.

My small 6 gallon tank with the damsel, I bought "live" shells/sand. Does that help? I'll probably find this out from the section you told me to read, huh?

Also, my lfs did tell me that I could only put a small tang in my 29 gallon tank and that after if grew too large to be in it, I would have to get a bigger tank or sell him back to the shop. I told my husband that until we were ready for a bigger tank that I could just keep replacing the "too big" Tang with a baby Tang each time. Is that bad??

I feel like a first time mom again

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Old 03-18-2010, 09:14 PM   #12
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I know. It's being responsible for a life that you bring home and feeding it and nurturing, and all that mom or dad like stuff. I hear ya.

Replacing fish as they grow ain't that easy. With rock work and other fish to disturb, and the stress of new additions, can be asking for trouble. You'll enjoy it more with established fish, patterns, maintenance and all. Trading fish in every time they grow could easily give you bad experiences too.

I'd really consider taking the fish back, cycling with shrimp, and starting to look at gobies, blennies, cardinalfish, chromis, shrimp, crabs, and snails. They'll provide lots of fun I think.


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Old 03-18-2010, 09:31 PM   #13
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