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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi...I'm mimi. My husband and I have a 20 gal. tank for about 3 mos. We beat the odds...we have a Condy Anemone, Giant Palm tree coral, and another coral I don't know the name of yet...hee hee! We have a Yellow Tang (we are purchasing a 200 gal. aquarium within the month) and 4 damsels and a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I started my 29Gal tank 2 weeks ago. My LFS got me started and for someone new to saltwater, I just trusted everything he said. He owns the store so who else would know more about saltwater tanks than this guy. Anyway, my 29g has a heater, a HOB Filter and lighting. He got me started with...
  3. Reef Fish
    So I have been interested in having a group of fish recently, but am having a hard time deciding on anything. I know most fish don't "school" in aquara like they do in the wild, but I think a group of fish would help complete the "reefyness" of my tank. My tank is 120 gallons with a 30 gallon...
  4. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    One of my Yellow tail damsels has been showing a very keen interest in a small cave in my rock work, visiting it every couple of minutes, could this be preparation for spawning, I've looked as best I can and can see no sign of eggs. I have a short time lapse video sequence of it, but cant post...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So, several months ago I posted here because I got a 75 gallon fish tank for free, and was intrigued by the idea of a reef tank. I've put tons of money into this already, but I think the big expenses are gone for the most part, for now. However, I am intending on buying a reef octopus HOB...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have had freshwater aquariums for 10 years and I finally started a saltwater tank. Things were going really well but I now seem to be have problems so I joined this forum in hopes that all you experienced hobbyists can help me and my tank. History: Started a 55 gallon paint with a 33 gallon...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My mom really likes my boyfriends clownfish and asked me if I could set up a tank for her. She also likes those little domino damsels. I steer away from anything aggressive (my tank only has two gobies, a firefish a blenny and a geometric pygmy :) All peace and love baby!), so I know nothing...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So the store I went to to get starter fish gave me Pink damsels. But he didn't tell me they were aggressive. Now I'm stuck with these three fish and can't put anymore in. Along with these damsels I have 1 skunk cleaner shrimp, one emerald crab, snails, a Duncan, a leather toadstool, 2 types of...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I had posted earlier about a clown tank. Through comments and research decided against it. I have had trouble with fish. Corals do great in my 90g just not fish for some reason. What are your thoughts on a Damsel specific tank. There are so many different colors and varieties that I could...
  10. Reef Fish
    Hello, I have 2 damselfish. Today I added a small clownfish to my 20 gallon tank. As soon as I put it in the tank, the larger damselfish started slapping the clownfish with its tail which is a sign of aggresion? Anyways Im just wondering what to do? The nearest saltwater fish store is over 35...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My first few fish that a bought were a domino 3 stripe and a all blue one in a 75 pretty much fowlr with a couple corals when I got them I had full intentions on having to bring them back at somepoint I've seen how relentless they can be I've had them for 4 months no problems what so ever I have...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, im new here and also new to salt water. Ive had freshwater for about 5 years and recently went to salt. I have a 75 gallon, with a 20 sump, refugium and protein skimmer. i cycled my tank with live rock and 5 yellow tailed damsels. now, i just recently bought a lunare wrasse and a...
  13. Reef Fish
    I have 3 blue yellow tailed damsels and I was wondering how do I tell the sexes of them?? Everywhere I'm seeing says characteristics but they give the most generic and difficult reasons so from the experts or people who know their stuff how do I tell??
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Everyone seems to talk about damsels only as being terrors when they reach adulthood, especially the two I've got (domino damsel and four stripe). I really haven't actually heard ANYTHING positive about those two specifically. I am moving from a 60g to a 120g in the next few days. Here are the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    How can I catch two domino damsels in a 75g reef tank any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Help I need them out
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have a fool-proof strategy for catching a fish that REALLY doesn't want to be caught? I have a damsel that is being a little more aggressive than the others and I want to relocate him to a different tank. (no, it's not porcelain, lol... though it's crossed my mind) I want to avoid taking...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Well i am about to set up my 75 gallon tank. And i will be putting some damsels (yellow tail) in there to start the cycling process. After it has cycled i will take those out because they are teretorrial. (Correct??) Any easy ways to get them out with out taking all the live rock out??? Also...
  18. Reef Fish
    A while back I posted a thread regarding my father's tank not being able to keep any corals. We've since made some adjustments and mushrooms and zoas have been doing fine. However, last Saturday I gave him a frag of frogspawn and pulsing xenia(3 decent sized stalks). Yesterday when I checked...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting a saltwater tank soon and was wondering, I've heard a lot about the nitrogen cycle but I would like to know which method is best. I've heard of many but these seem like the most common so i decided to try one of them and they were, using a couple of damsels with liverock, using a...
  20. Reef Fish
    How long before a 1 inch damsel becomes aggressive in a tank full of other damsels? Would it matter since all of the damsels would be aggressive?
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