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Old 08-30-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Blue Green Chromis

I would like to hear what you all think of the Blue Green Chromis. I have a 45 gal reef with a pair of clowns, 6 line wrasse fire shrimp and a CUC. Although I will get scolded for it I intend on adding a Kole Yellow Eye Tang. I know in a few years I will need to find him a better home or upgrade my tank. I also plan on having a diamond goby. Would a few Blue Green Chromis be the finishing touch?

While I don't think they are particularly pretty, the idea of them schooling appeals to me. All opinions welcome except for the ones who say I am fat and ugly. I already know that.

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Yea I would do it I have 5 chromis in my tank and they always school together
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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I just got 3 for my 76 gallon, and immediately they started schooling right away. Under actinics, they look amazing, IMO.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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Yea I would do it I have 5 chromis in my tank and they always school together
You think with the other fish I have and plan on having I could get three? I suspect 5 would be way too much but on the other hand, it isn't much of a school with just two. LOL
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Yea three would be a good number and your right people are gonna chew you out about the tang including me! Lol
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:48 PM   #6
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3 would be fine. I'm might get 2 more later on though. The fish would be very compatible with the chromis.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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Yea three would be a good number and your right people are gonna chew you out about the tang including me! Lol
I know, I know. I just want a nice center piece and of all of them, that looks the best suited if I find a very young one and know that I can't keep him in there for long. I suspect I will be hearing from Carey too.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:57 PM   #8
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I know, I know. I just want a nice center piece and of all of them, that looks the best suited if I find a very young one and know that I can't keep him in there for long. I suspect I will be hearing from Carey too.
Why not a coral beauty or flame angel? Be a great color piece and wont have to get rid of it... Just a suggestion before Carey see's this...lol
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Why not a coral beauty or flame angel? Be a great color piece and wont have to get rid of it... Just a suggestion before Carey see's this...lol
Thanks for looking out for me when it comes to Carey. LOL I love both of those but wouldn't that be trouble in a reef? Right now I have very little coral but I want to start working on improving that soon.
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I have a coral beauty and a reef. Have no issues. As long as its fed, it won't mess with ur corals. Of course, every fish has its own attitude.
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LOL I'm only picking out fish that are UNABLE to eat coral, since I'm a little bit paranoid :P
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Don't stress over it..
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I know I know, but I have heard bad stories about them. Plus, it was either that or a Kole Tang, and I like the tang better IMO.
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I like the Kole too!! Getting one on the 1st.
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Cool! It's gonna be my last fish.
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I have a coral beauty and a reef. Have no issues. As long as its fed, it won't mess with ur corals. Of course, every fish has its own attitude.
I would prefer a coral beauty over a flame angel or a kole tang. I would just hate to not have some nice coral. May post another one of these threads and see what other comments I get. Thanks Kio, I appreciate the input. (and, it may keep Carey off my back). LOL Poor Carey, everyone picks on her.
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I would prefer a coral beauty over a flame angel or a kole tang. I would just hate to not have some nice coral. May post another one of these threads and see what other comments I get. Thanks Kio, I appreciate the input. (and, it may keep Carey off my back). LOL Poor Carey, everyone picks on her.
If u look at my profile pics, u will see the coral I have. Hasn't come close to touching them.
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If u look at my profile pics, u will see the coral I have. Hasn't come close to touching them.
Ok, not real bright here but, how do I do that. LOL When I go to your profile I don't see any pics.
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LOL I'm only picking out fish that are UNABLE to eat coral, since I'm a little bit paranoid :P
You and me both. LOL That is the bad part about being new. You don't know which rules can be bent and which ones are "Unbendable". LOL
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