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    Damsels can be peaceful but it depends on the individual you get, if you get a peaceful of one species and try that species again you may have a completely different result... just FYI lol

    Other than that definitely stock slowly because you may be able to reduce fish food to trates very quickly but a constant bio load may have a different result.

    One other thing is you might want to to a WC to try and keep those trates in check
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    I've tried clown gobies. Nice, but skittish. And I know it depends on the fish, but if you look in any tank with this breed of damsel, it's no more aggressive than a royal gramma. It's a yellowtail blue damsel, and they pick out a cave or two, then defend said cave. They don't go out of their way to attack other fish, unlike some damsels I've seen. I'm definitely getting one, they're very entertaining little fellows. I know I probably sound like I'm rushing into things here. Don't worry, I'm not. I'm just talking fast. Thanks for all the help! I'll follow your advice as best I can (which hopefully is pretty closely!)
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

  3. #13


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    You might want to do a little more reading on the yellow tail damsel so you understand the risks (for your other fish) of having a potentially territorial fish like that. There's a little more to it than a fish claiming a cave. However, if this fish is added last (the last fish in your stocking plan) you can lessen the risk if it claiming a territory and becoming aggressive. That happened to two people that I know and each damsel actually did get a few other fish. Below is a little more info that you might find helpful.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    I like the yellow tail damsel but I have had a bad experience with them. 15 years ago I worked at a fish store part time. There was a 300 gallon tank that had one of these damsels. The owner of the store put 2 small leopard sharks (about 12 inches each) in the tank and the damsel chewed them up so bad they had to be removed. It was pretty funny to watch a 1 inch fish terrorize sharks but it was also really sad to see sharks chewed up that badly.

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    Not much point in asking advice if its not followed. Do what you feel will work but sometimes its best to not take the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishkeeper
    but if you look in any tank with this breed of damsel, it's no more aggressive than a royal gramma.
    ummm.... no. I have 5 Royal Grammas in my 210, and I can tell you from this, and from past experience (had one in almost every reef tank I've had) that they really are not that aggressive at all, you just have to pick the right tankmates for them. With damsels, there's really no such thing as the "right tankmate" for them as they will pretty much go after anything.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

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