Clownfish + Damsel = Disaster?
I have a new 20 gallon aquarium with the following parameters:
0.05 ammonia, 0 or smt. very litte nitrite 1.023 SG, 76 F, with a pH of 8.1.
I've had this aquarium for about 2 weeks now and all I have is a blue devil damsel and 2 pieces of medium sized live rock (6" across). I also have 2 very large ($22 a piece at the local marine decor store) coral skeletons in the tank that are slowly turning into live rock as well. Basically the lower mid-section of the tank is semi-crowded with live rock, the middle section is invaded by the tip of the dead coral skeleton and the top is barron.
I have a coral sand substrate and a marineland HOT Magma canister filter setup to polish the water.
What I want to do is add a clownfish to my setup. Will the clownfish and damsel get along (as in ignore each other) ?
I'd advise ditching the damsel. Damsels are aggressive and in a 20g, your options are rather limited.
Thanks. I don't think I can ditch the damsel since damsels are my favorite fish. Are there any options avaliable? 20 gallons for one fish seems rather weird in some regards.
Well, I feel sorry if I take the fish from what appears to be extreme happiness back to the LFS for use in cycling. I won't add any more fish. I'll research on mushroom corals and might add a few months from now.
I personally had a yellow-tail damsel kill a percula clown I caught him by sticking my net in the water for a while till he got used to it and then I fed the damsel when he came up to the surface I was quick enough to net him, they are fast fish. Anyways I really liked the yellow-tail, but a 5 dollar fish isnt going to kill any 30-50 dollar fish in my tank ever again.
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