Chocolate Dip Chromis

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  1. Zuna

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    Hey Guys

    final got around setting up my new tank did all the test, everything is perfect.
    i went on Sat to get some Hardy fish to break my tank in and i ended up buy two Chocolate Dip Chromis and two hermit crabs.

    thing is I can’t find any info on the chromis... has anyone got some info on them for me eg - what the eat and if they community fish.

    will load pick soon

    Thanks
     
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  3. Boendoe

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    Hi Zuna how long has your tank been running now?
     
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    Could you please advise on what you mean by "break" your system.

    Has your system cycled?
     
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    Zuna, firstly welcome, i do not think i have welcomed you yet, secondly without wanting to dampen your enthusiasm for your new hobby ...... Please do your homework before buying inmates for your system.. without doing too much research on them myself they "look" like rather agressive fish... similar to many damsels .... I suspect they will become very territorial...... best to do plenty of research on your stock before adding them, not only what they eat, but what they are compatible with in the long run.

    I would aslo caution against using fish to "break in a system".... could you please give us some more details on the system..... age, lights, filtration, flow etc etc


    Common Name: Chocolate Dip Chromis
    Species Name: Chromis dimidiata (Klunzinger, 1871)
    Range: Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Chagos Archipelago, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea, Thailand, and Christmas Islands

    Size: Up to 3.5 inches (9 cm)

    Natural Environment: Inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs near abundant branching corals

    General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 22 - 28°C Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton. Not normally found in the aquarium trade
     
  6. Zuna

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    hi... its been running for 3wks now.
    Added a 3ft sump last Sat
     
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    Hey there...
    thank for the welcome. i was going for the Green blue chromis but when i got to the store they have already been sold out so i took the next best hardy fish they had. the store owner told me they would be alright in a community tank. anyway the info you gave me is the info i got on the net. thought there might be something a bit more
     
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    Sorry Zuna but 3 weeks is way to early to put in livestock, your tank has not even started to cycle yet. Any livestock in you setup at the moment will be under enormous stress, and will probably not survive.
     
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    Thanks for the advise:thumbup:
    hope they survive thou
     
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    No problem. :)
     
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    Eish, that's a bit early to add livestock to your tank. I would think that your hermits won't last long. If you want to do anything with your system please ask for advise on the forum as a LFS will tell you anything just to make a buck...
     
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    Pics please want to see how the fish looks like and youre aquarium!!!
     
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    cool ill post them tonight when i get home
     
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    Zuna welcome...please before you buy anything you got to do your research on whatever you want...
    Your tank has not yet even CYCLED yet...
    Please ask as much questions if you are not sure about anything, no matter what...You might think it is a stupid question, but what i can tell you that the people on this Forum only give you the best advice...
    Geez dude how could you use fish to break in your system...:(
     
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    Hi Zuna please place some pic's of your sump of filtration system as well, that wahy we will be able to give you some tips on how to get your system running healthy.
     
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