Yellow tail damsel

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  1. racerchic

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    Hi just added my first 2 fish, yellow tail damsel. after a day the one is behaving quite aggressively towards the other. I am thinking of taking one back to the shop. Is this the norm for these fish.

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    unfortunately damsels are aggro , depending on size of tank , if he is worrying 1 of its own kind , all other fish u add after this is gona also have the same prob. thats y damsels are better to add last
     
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    Those fish are called the spawn of satan:whistling: and despite there size once they setup territory they hassle any fish that gets in there way - Maybe you should try a pair of clowns - not tomato clowns though - get the percula clowns or chromis are nice starter fish
     
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    I don't totally agree. I have found having numerous yellowtails, stops aggression to the other fish. They basically keep playing among them selves :)

    I have 5 in my tank
     
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    I'm with Warr on this one - I have 2 small buggers - they are quite content to play with one another not bothering any other fishies!
     
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    should I take the aggro one back and just stick with the one and get percula clowns. seems like the luck of the draw with the damsels then.
     
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    dont tell many bad memories with damsels
     
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    What I found is that each Blue Yellow tail damsel needs about 30cm space for himself. They stay to the bottom of the tank and do not bother other. In my brothers 1.5m there was 5. All happy. So for a nano, nope, only one.

    Then there are the blue devil damsel. Different fish. And that is aggro.

    Currently I got 2. They are a mated pair. But when not interrested in mating, they fight the other out of their terrotiry
     
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    Hi Riaan

    I took the one back and they refunded me. The one was alot darker than the other almost purple so maybe it was a devil damsel or am I mistaken
     
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    Yellow belly Damsels are much less aggressive compare to yellow tail Damsels.
    Even a pair fights a lot. It looks to us they fight, but it is normal behaviour. We all know the problems with females, hey? :)
     
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    If they look different... yes then problems. Likely not same species.

    Devil Damsel is slightly bigger than others. No yellow tail and a block dot on the top and back of body, just before the tail. They are what their name say - Devils.
    Accidentally I added one, and he attached all 5 normal Blue Yellow Tail damsels
     
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    My remaining one just died. What a start!!!
     
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    You didn´t get it, hey? Read it again and think not of your fish. ;)
     
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    That is why you don´t start with flame angels. Don´t you worry, everybody went through the same thing. We know the feeling. I still have it, when a fish dies.
    You will get there, it takes time and you have to pay for your experiences. I think, any reefer was going to drop his hobby at one stage, but that takes much more, than a few dead fish. Starting with clowns is also sometimes a problem. If you start as a newbie with a sick clown, you think, it was your fault, that he died.

    Check your water parameter and see if you can figure out, what went wrong. If you can´t figure it out, take the loss as an accident. If this accident will happen again soon, you skipped something to check.
     
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    really sorry to hear that racer, hang in there it gets better i promise. Youve just got to plan your fish very carefully and give those blasted damsels a skip for now will ya :)
     
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    yeah, you right, I do not get it?

    question directed to me was
    Well I tried to explain the Devil Damsel. Not thinking of my fish.

    Anyway, for better pictures.
    Devil Damsel, or just Blue Damsel
    Blue Damsel

    Sometimes you will find this one between YellowTail Blue damsels at the LFS.
    -now thinking on my experience - there was one in the tank when I bought my YellowTail Blues, and I got it. Took it back after a week and swapped it for the right YellowTail Blue
    Yellowtail Blue Damsel
     
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