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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Happy halloween everyone! So, I am restocking my 55 (stable again after Isaac) and needed some input about order or if one of these fish is simply a bad idea. Currently, I have 2 saddleback clowns (still small-ish, but the (assuming here) female is developing a 'tude, though she's not evil)...
  2. Reef Fish
    I've been considering adding a neon, or if I can find one locally a orchid dottyback to my tank. I currently have 2 oscellaris clows, 1 pinkbar goby, 2 zebra barred dartfish, and 1 pink-streaked wrasse in a 30 gallon display. I think adding the dottyback may be pushing it for livestock in my...
  3. Reef Fish
    Hi everyone! I've got a fish question for you... Would an orchid dottyback be compatible with my royal gramma? The dottyback has been on my stocking list the entire time for my 92 corner. But I was just reading and some people seem to say they won't do so well together. I've had the gramma for...
  4. Reef Fish
    Hey guys i have a royal dottyback in my six gallon nano reef and i was looking for a tank mate to put with him, i like damsels because they are very very colorful and i think since its tends to be bigger could i keep the two together or are they both too territorial? Or is there something else...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    We've had a royal gramma for a little while now - probably 6 months and it has until recently always been a keen feeder and always visable in the tank. A short while ago (about 3 weeks) what we thought was a "cherry basslet" but now think is a "oblique lined dottyback" went on a rampage and...
  6. Reef Fish
    how aggressive are orchid dottys? i have recently got rid of my magenta dotty problem, and how would they do with a firefish (my tank is 75g)
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My dottyback seems to be scratching himself on the sand substrate...my first thought was ich. But I'm not sure...Are they susceptible to ich or is this normal dottyback behaviour? Thanks!
  8. Reef Fish
    I currently have a 55 gallon FOWLR, stocked with a mated pair of 1.5 ocellaris clowns, a purple pseudochromis, clean up crew, and i recently added a very small pygmy angel. the pseudochromis has been tormenting the poor thing, and the angel's cadual fin is pretty much destroyed from all the fin...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. My friend gave me a bicolored dottyback and he is now in my qt. What I'm asking is should I Put him in my tank with blue tang clowns long nose butterfly foxface and green mardain? I heard they are mean to other fish is this true should I just pass him on and not risk it or will he be...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Got my first coral yesterday!:) just some button polyps. Seems to be doing good, my lighting isnt great, its still the out of the box lighting from my LFS, i have a 20 gallon tank. nitrates: 0 ammonia 0. salt: 1.024. everything in check. i also have a bicolour dottyback- doing great. need to get...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I decided to try and put a goby & pistol shrimp combo in my 72 reef tank. Other fish include, 2 false percs, 2 blue/green chromis, and what I believe to be a Psudochromis aldabraensis (perhaps commonly called a 'neon dottyback'). The shrimp and goby seemed to become buddies pretty much...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    ...and I really don't know what. Last week I lost my Starry Blenny, who was doing fine the night before and dead the following lunchtime, and last night I noticed that my Blue Damsel seemed very nervous and was tending to hide. At breakfast this morning it appeared to be having difficulty...
  13. Reef Fish
    I had a magenta pseudochromis and yellowtail damsel in a 5g nano reef. I moved to a 10 gallon and am cycling it with the damsel. The Pseudochromis "dottyback" was way too agressive for the damsel and tore up his fins, but i still would like a great colored fish like that in the new tank. Any...
  14. The THINK Tank
    TANK SPECS 80 degrees 8.2 ph daily calcium supplement 1.023 salinity 20 gallon side canister filter 6 gal hex 50/50 light hood w/ full spec. flourescent and an actinic FISH Dottyback Damsel CORALS Featherduster *5 star polyps* red mushroom toadstool polyps INVERTEBRATES 3 sand sifting...
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