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Old 04-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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I've set up and had my first saltwater tank running about a month and a half now and I've had 3 green chromis and 2 blue leg hermits in there to get it cycled. Yesterday I added a royal gramma basslet (which I love) and I wanted to know if I could add 2 blue damsels and 1 four stripe damsel with that. I know both are more agressive, so should I take the chromis out or will they survive?

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how big is the tank?

and you wouldnt want to add all those fish that quick,ecspecially with damsels

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Old 04-24-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Is the tank finished its cycle yet or still cycling? What do you have in your tank besides fish? Do you plan to quarantine these new fish?
I would wait a week before adding anything else.
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More info about the tank would be helpful. Size of tank, current water parameters. Blue/green chromis and the royal gramma are two of my favorite fish. I would advise you against adding the other damsels. They are just too aggressive and you could end up with problems. You do not want the $5 damsels huritng or killing your $30 royal gramma. remember that in a new tank livestock needs to be added very slowly. A young tank's biological filtration needs time to catch up to the increased bio-load. You should wait about 4 weeks in between fish. Good luck with the new tank!! Lando
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:35 AM   #5
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I would not add the additional damsels to the tank regardless. Damsels in general are very territorial yet hardy. They are very hardy and offer a wide selection of color but often harass fish 3 times there size. Chromis are very docile and would probably not do so well with the additions.
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