Removing a possible aggressive Damsel

phishman1

New member
My tank has cycled out, about a month or so now. Last four days, all systems go and parameters are all perfect.

I added a yellow tail damsel about 2 weeks ago, recently a couple turbos, 3 blue legs and 1 red leg crab and an Emerald Crab.

46 gallon bowfront with live rock n live sand, so hang on filters, one a small biowheel penguin and one and aquaclear hang on as well.

On a budget but did spent the most of lighting so possibly down the road might do a coral or two, but not sure yet.

I plan to put in another fish today, not sure what to get though, RoyalGramma, Wrasse, Goby, waiting for two clowns in about a month.

Back to original question, I have read where yellow body Damsels were the way to go if using Damsels, but I saw that too late. My yellow tail is pretty and honestly I hate to remove it.

If it shows aggression when should I make that decision to remove, what am I looking for with aggression?

Also is there a system to getting it out without too much disruption? Someone told me turn off all lights like normal at night or earlier, give it two hours of darkness use a flashlight and hope you see the damsel but chances are its in between the live rock..so not sure if there is a simple way to remove?
 

Sk8r

Staff member
RC Mod
Yellowtails are pretty easy-going of their type. Clowns are also damsels, and usually don't take guff from nobody. And grammas are no pushover. I'd say remove him later if he proves a problem, but there's a good chance he won't. Of clowns, for trouble free, I'd recommend the ocellaris or similar. Maroons and clarkiis are real aggressive, and clarkiis have teeth.
 

Oldreeferman

New member
Yellowtails are pretty easy-going of their type. Clowns are also damsels, and usually don't take guff from nobody. And grammas are no pushover. I'd say remove him later if he proves a problem, but there's a good chance he won't. Of clowns, for trouble free, I'd recommend the ocellaris or similar. Maroons and clarkiis are real aggressive, and clarkiis have teeth.

I totally agree with SK8r, i had a yellow tail & it actually got along with everyone except a Royal Gamma ........ Royals are aggressive & predators that need their own space.
 
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