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newsome1082
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Joined: 07 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.11.07(Fri)17:18    Post subject: Royal Gamma Reply with quote

I have 5 fish in my 55 gal. My royal gamma is constantly getting bullied by the other fish. He seems to be the only one who is getting pushed around. Should I take him back to the store or something? He is constantly hiding in one spot almost all the time. It upsets me to see this.
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GrendelPrime76
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PostPosted: 2003.11.08(Sat)8:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are his other tank mates?, if it is territory disputes you can try to re-arange the rock work and if he is still getting the what for then you might want to bring him back, is he still eating?
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Kellie
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PostPosted: 2003.11.08(Sat)11:32    Post subject: Royal gramma Reply with quote

I agree. My Royal likes to have a cave to hide in.
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newsome1082
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PostPosted: 2003.11.08(Sat)18:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, he eats a lot. Tankmates are goby, blue damsel, coral beauty, and clownfish. Today, I noticed that the damsel starting picking at the clown (just got him yesterday), so I have succesfully removed the damsel. Everything is doing much better now. The royal is swimming all over the tank and appears much happier.
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Wsinbad1
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PostPosted: 2003.11.13(Thu)20:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damsels can be very aggressive fish. Some are so aggressive they end up stressing out the other fish and killing them. I'm glad to hear you were able to get it out. A friend of mine has been trying to get her damsel out of her tank for almost a year now. It's just too smart to get caught.
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Rmcm2424
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PostPosted: 2003.11.30(Sun)15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOTE: I DID NOT DO THIS OR CONDONE THIS ACTIVITY
I bought my 20 gallon reef tank from a friend of mine and he had some damsels that beat up his other fish so he got mad and fed them to his pirahnas....damsels are good for cycling a saltwater tank, but that's about it they're cheap but mean as hell.
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.12.01(Mon)9:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damsels are good beginner fish easy to care for and great to learn with. They do get aggressive but keep them with aggressive species. And as for cycling a tank don't even use damsels go fishless. Go to the local food store buy a couple peel n eat shrimp and throw them in the tank. That will kick start your cycle then once cycled you can choose what fish you want.d
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