View Full Version : Predominantly Damselfish setup

01/14/2010, 04:35 PM
Anyone keep a Predominantly Damselfish setup
Reason being there hardy, reasonably priced, good variety to mix from

01/14/2010, 04:40 PM
probably would look nice but i notice many reefer have little respect for the beautify damsel, Use it to start up the reef and then spend long time trying to catch to return to the store.

01/14/2010, 04:46 PM
Could be cool if your into it... as its been pointed out, the little beasts have a bad rap going.

01/14/2010, 04:46 PM
I'd love to see a reef dominated by damsels. Even if they got aggressive you wouldn't have to worry much about your investment and I just love scrappy fish.

01/14/2010, 04:50 PM
I have a blue damsel that has been with me for several years now, never been a problem. It's actually my favorite fish.

01/14/2010, 05:13 PM
The problem that I have found is that they tend to weed each other out until there's just one left.

01/14/2010, 05:15 PM
I have 3 of em in my tank and they seem to get along fine. They've been together a year or so and no casualties.... no violence at all actually. If you think about it... thats just a little disappointing 8)

david pinder
01/14/2010, 05:21 PM
Have at least 30 in my large reef And I think they just add tons of color. There activities are amuzing to say the least. Do think you need fairly large tank with lots of rock. Must be careful as some types are diggers and some become large and aggressive. As much as I like dominoes would never put one in my tank

01/14/2010, 05:31 PM
I've got a pair of ocellaris clownfish, a blue devil, and a three stripe in a 20 gallon tank right now and everybody looks good. No torn fins or nothing. When feeding time comes around things can get a little dicey, but other than that though, it's pretty mellow.

01/14/2010, 05:32 PM
If they charged $25 each for them people would probably love em, but something has to be cheap, and easy, and hardy and it just happens to be the damsel. I'll admit they are pretty cool fish, I can see me setting up a little damsel nano for my daughter when she's old enough, but its just hard to pass up on all the other amazing fish out there for a damsel.

01/14/2010, 05:33 PM
I have a blue devil and a canary damsel together in my 180. Noobs always love the blue. My damsels don't fight with anything.

01/14/2010, 06:32 PM
tank size would be 125g so lot room and rock
For the $$ it looks like you can get alot of different colors