Agresive little blue Damsel

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  1. Mr_G

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    ive got a blue damsel my mom bought me, it has killed 3 damsels and 3 clowns already, now it is alone in the tank, so yesterday I put my hand in the tank to move something, and it started attacking me, ahaha, biting me everywhere it can, etc... Now before I get new fish I have to make plan with this little devil, what can I do with it? Some people say put it in the sump, I have dsb setup, I can put him there, there is enough space, but then I will have to add like 2 LR for him to hide in, other than that, what else can I do, or does anyone here want him? I dont want agresive fish in my tank... Else last option is, I have 2 beautiful cats, who likes fish...lol... Joking...
     
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    Take it to a LFS and see if they can give you something for it?
     
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    sorry what is LFS, lol... Get confusd with all the abreviations...
     
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    lfs is local fish shop, and id agree that would be the best option for the fish. else you can place him in the sump like you suggest but thats not great as a long term prognosis for the fishes life. try take him to a shop that specialises in marines and perhaps they can sell him to someone with a more suited tank.


    do yourself a favor and stay away from damsels now on :)
     
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    Thanks Crispin thought the LFS was a word that would have been highlighted with acronyms.
     
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    yip, me stay away from them, my mom didnt know it is a damsels
     
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    One if first things I learned about marines - don't buy a damsel. I find it strange that the LFS actually keep them and people buy them.
     
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    Nice colour, stays small and its cheap. Reasons enough.
    If you like damsels, go for yellow bellies not yellow tail and plain blue ones are called devils, for whatever reason. One damsel in a 4-5 foot tank is nice, dottybacks and false or royal grammas are very agro as well. Every tank below 200 litre shouldnt have these species in it. Before buying a fish, do your homework and the worst is a fishy present. The present might be agro or carrying diseases.
     
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    cool thanx guys, will call the pet shops and hear if they want it...haha
     
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    Clowns are part of the damsel family as well. Ocellaris and perculas are okay, but tomatos, clarkiis or maroons are very agro.
    Every tank below 100 litre shouldnt have two of the same species. Fish gets usually bought as juveniles and most likely you will end up with a pair. Once they start breeding, the war in your tank starts. Banggais can be kept as pairs in a smaller tank, but how to select a pair when they are young. Never buy wild caught banggais as they are usually caught with cyanide and will die within weeks.
     
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    Thanks for this info LuckyFish. Luckely I am going to have a bigger tank ready one of these days. Then I reconsider a yellow belly damsel.
    The problem is getting tank bread Banggais. Nobody breeds them in East London.
     
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    They can be imported from Bali. Sams and Oceanson have captive bred banggais on a regular basis. Ask in the shops in east london for captive bred banggais from bali.
     
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    i think I must get a pair of dwarf angels, a regal tang (small) and maybe another tang, and then 2 clowns... From there I will see, Im already looking to go bigger tank, but this time I will do it somewhere else in the house, make a nice big tank...already got a nice idea
     
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