Juvenile Semi and Jumping Bean

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  1. brandonb

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    Hi I got a Jumping Bean on Wednesday and a Juvenile Semi from a friend yesterday (late christmas present). They are both in a Boyu 550 (130 litres), it has no sump, only those back compartments. My dad has also has a 1.2 meter reef tank.

    The problem is that the jumping bean is chasing around the Semi juvenile, I did not think that dwarf and regular angels also fought... I dont want to stress the Juvenile more than it already is since I just got it yesterday:(

    Does anyone know what to do
    Plz hurry
    :(
     
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    Hi kukkieb - remove the bean for 1 or 2 hours and allow the semi to find a place of safety - also if you know where the bean sleeps just rearrange the rockwork a little then reintroduce the bean after distrupting the scaping - it will level the playing field and allow the fishes equal rights over the territory
     
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    Jumping beans are aggressive little beasts. You will have to seperate them. Best to remove the Semi as chances are with the stress of being chased around MI is setting in.
     
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    Where should I put the Bean,

    Ps the bean is 3 cm and the semi not even 1.5 cm
     
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    Where should I put the Bean,

    Ps the bean is 3 cm and the semi not even 1.5 cm
     
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    Bucket? Any container with an airstone or just keep him out untill you rearrange "his" territory - True beans are meanies - in my my tank had to introduce him after the semi,bi-colour and coral beauty then he was not so dominant - I also regularly rearrange rocks just to keep the peace especially if newbies are on the way
     
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    That's always the problem with getting new, unplanned, additions to the tank - neither of the fish would be fully compatible with a reef tank (although you might be lucky with the Jumping Bean). Depending on what you are planning for your tank, you will have to make the choice, but giving one of them to a fellow aquarist, or returning it to the pet shop might be the only viable answers - unless you want to start another tank :whistling:

    Hennie
     
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    I am going to move the semi to a 3.2 meter system of my dad as soon as he is big enough but for now...

    Would it be best to move the Bean to the 1.2 meter?
     
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    I moved the rocks caught the bean... now I am waiting for the dust to settle... just wanna know would it be best to put the Bean back or move it to a 1.2 meter.

    I dont wanna move the Juvenile since its very stressed already, and it will be too small in that tank, the there are foxfaces and tangs in there. Maybe the would eat him
     
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    I am scared to put the Jumping Bean back since the Semi is so much smaller than he is
     
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    A mother is just like a wife so unfortunately not in the near future... but maybe :p
    I can use the right face to convince her :y8: . :lol:
     
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    Should I move the Jumping Bean to the 1.2meter or put it back ???

    Will the aggresion return once he establishes territory again??

    If it does then he will kill the semi since the the semi is soo much smaller and I would hate to see my baby die :(

    Plz hurry (the bean is in a bucket at this moment):(
     
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    Take the semi back to the pet shop. It is going to grow FAR too big for a little nano
     
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    I am keeping it in the nano while it is small, but when it outgrows the nano I will move it out of the nano and into my father 3.2 reef system which he does not have yet, he will be getting it before the end of the month.

    I cant keep it in the 1.2 system because there are fish big enough to eat it... hes is not even 1.5 cm
     
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    semi mite peck at corals, but if i had to choos between the two i'd definately keep the semi, in a fish only tank that is. also when introdusing new fish i turn off the lights. i think it helps, but would ask the guru more about that first. i think semi's are strong fish , but half the size of the bean.... beans gonna win hands down
     
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    When semi angels are this small they dont eat corals, so it will be fine, an I have heard if you keep them with corals the chance of them eating them are slimmer, and in a 3.2 meter it wont be too much of a problem...

    My question still remains ...

    Should I put the Jumping Bean back after I moved the live rock around (will they fight again) or move it to my father 1.2 meter Keep in mind that the jumping bean is 3 cm and the semi 1.5 cm

    Brandon
    Plz hurry the bean is still in the bucket waiting ...
     
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    kukkie, in my opinion I would move the bean...you dont have any guarantees with angels...and being twice the size spells trouble
     
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    thanks alot

    will start acclimating him now
     
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    cool good luck ! my bean took on a picasso trigger 3 times it size..
     
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    seems like i would have been better off with a damsel
    ;)
     
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