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My first saltwater tank
Old 04-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #191
 
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Can't wait to see what this ends up being.
Stomatella Snail!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #192
 
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Stomatella Snail!
That makes sense.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #193
 
lol, cool! I would have never thought of the stomatella as being "fast". I've got a couple in my QT.

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #194
 
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It was fast for me. I went to grab him with my net and ZIP! He was gone. Little hole in a rock and haven't seen him since!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #195
 
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It's been a while since I last updated on my forum. I've been thru alot (family emergencies and such) and because of it I ended up giving my second tank to my aunt to take care of (really didnt want to but at this time i have no choice =/)
I switched out my chromis in tank 1 and my Sapphire Damsel because i just LOVE the little guy. My fiancee really wanted to keep her Orchid Dottyback who is currently ina 10g tank.
I have a royal gramma in my main tank and i know they tend to get aggressive to fish with a similar size/color. The tank is heavy with live rock and caves do you think they would be alright together?

It's probably a heavy gamble
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #196
 
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What size is it?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #197
 
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I forgot. its a 29g tank. My main 29g tank.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #198
 
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I forgot. its a 29g tank. My main 29g tank.
So the Sapphire Damsel and the Royal Gramma are in the same 29 gallon?

I have personally never kept either of these fish. I have heard that both can be aggressive (the royal towards it own kind or fish with a similiar look) and it always deterred me from keeping either species.

I know you cannot watch your tank 24 hours a day and when you turn your back, one may harass the other. I would say to keep as good an eye as you can on them, and keep them happy. I am not saying overfeed, but maybe more frequent, smaller feedings in order to curb aggression some.

Can you post pics so I can see how well the rockwork is constructed for hiding places?

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #199
 
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So the Sapphire Damsel and the Royal Gramma are in the same 29 gallon?

I have personally never kept either of these fish. I have heard that both can be aggressive (the royal towards it own kind or fish with a similiar look) and it always deterred me from keeping either species.

I know you cannot watch your tank 24 hours a day and when you turn your back, one may harass the other. I would say to keep as good an eye as you can on them, and keep them happy. I am not saying overfeed, but maybe more frequent, smaller feedings in order to curb aggression some.

Can you post pics so I can see how well the rockwork is constructed for hiding places?
Aggression hasn't been a problem with either fish. The Sapphire Damsel was in another 29g that I had given away to my aunt and I really wanted to keep that fish. The Damsel is probably the most docile fish I have ever seen (though you are right that i can't watch my tank 24/7).

The question isn't really about the Damsel and the Royal. It's more of the Royal and my fiancee's Dottyback (who is currently alone in a 10g because i'm afraid to put him in the tank). The Dottyback spends most of his time hiding in caves and the Royal Gramma spends his time patrolling his favorite spot.

At this time I am on vacation and I forgot to take a new picture of the tank since I just changed the aquascape a few days prior.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #200
 
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The question isn't really about the Damsel and the Royal. It's more of the Royal and my fiancee's Dottyback (who is currently alone in a 10g because i'm afraid to put him in the tank). The Dottyback spends most of his time hiding in caves and the Royal Gramma spends his time patrolling his favorite spot.
Sorry, I misunderstood.

I think that they might be fine. You would see aggression, I didn't mean to give the impression they are like my kids and only hit each other when I am not around, . You would see them chasing or being chased, so if they are behaving when you are there, they should be behaving when you aren't...


Again, I think that if there is ample amount of hiding spaces and you keep them regularly fed, you should be ok.

Is there a lid on this tank? I had a six-line wrasse chase multiple fish up and out of my 46 bow. I think that particular tank was too small for him (I still absolutely love those fish) and he did a lot better in the 150 when I moved him.

So keep an eye on them. Is there anywhere one can go if aggression starts?
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