Question? Blue/Green Chromis

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  1. Yianni

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    Hi all...

    I am a bit confused and was wondering if anyone can offer some feedback...
    I would like a shoal of approx. 30 Blue/Green Chromis - are they prone to kill each other off? I have heard before that sometimes the big ones kill the smaller ones, and I already have a big one and want to add the shoal of smaller ones to the tank but I am very unsure at this stage.
    I had a shoal of Banghais and once they paired off, they started killing the others and I don't want a similar thing to happen again.
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Lord_Blackadder

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    Unless you have a huge tank with loads of hiding areas, there is a very good chance that they'll slowly kill each other off. There are other fish that do better in large groups, such as Longspine Cardinals (Apogon leptacanthus).
     
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    There might be truth to that rumor. I bought three, noticed a month ago that one was missing and Now the remaining two are always going at it.
     
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    There is truth behind it from my experience with them I had a school but slowly one by one went missing over a couple of months
     
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    Had 12 in feb still have 12 and two pairs spawn ALL the time!!
     
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    Feed them more often smaller amounts and not at the same time during the day. Else they go into hiding and that behaviour takes over the coming out to look for food behaviour. Eventually they starve in the hiding spots.
     
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    Thanks for the help, guys.
     
  9. Yianni

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    Thanks Riaan... Will definitely be taking your advice... I have a really large tank with plenty of hiding places and an automatic feeder, so I have decided to give it a shot with a shoal of approx. 30
     
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