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    Unhappy Yellow Chromis feeding on corals ??

    A few weeks back I purchased a "Yellow Chromis".
    To my surprise, over the past week or so, something has been feeding on my soft corals.
    Here is a picture of one coral (top portion of picture) and what it should look like (bottom portion of picture).
    I suspected the yellow chromis as that is the only new addition to the tank in over 2 months.
    I went to petediucation.com to look up a "yellow chromis" but could not find it. The closed thing I could find is: http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2026
    It refers to the fish as a black damselfish. ARGH!!
    This fish is in my 20g at work.....I'd move it to my 150g at home but don't think that would solve anything.

    Anyone interseted in a free 'yellow chromis" ?

    Lesson leanred here: don't buy any fish from any store until you do your OWN homework.
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    Patrick.
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    And here is a picture of the "yellow chromis"....
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    i'll take him off your hands..

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    I'd be pretty suprised if that little guy was the culprit.
    as far as I remember all chromises are part of the damsel family.
    Do you have any hermits or emerald crabs? they to can sometimes go after softies.

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    If he is still available ill take him off your hands..

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    Both cres and I witnessed him this morning munching on the coral.
    And according to peteduction: In the wild, the Black Damselfish is usually solitary and often associated with soft corals on which it feeds." and
    "It may be a threat to shrimp, and nip at soft corals."

    I do have hermit crabs, but they've been in the tank for almost a year now with the corals.
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    Cool

    hmmm, what is the latin name for the black damsel fish? if you seen it eating then your right. Not sure anyone would want it in there tank now

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    Too Bad! I didn't think they were nippers! I was going to get a few to finish off my 50 gal but I may not now! Sorry to hear!

    they are suppose to be reef safe! Are you sure it's him?

    http://petsolutions.com/product.asp_...low+Chromis_E_
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    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    I don't think the guy you have is a " Black Damselfish" Just compare the picture in your link, the one in my link, and the picture of the actuale fish. I think he is in fact a "Yellow Chromis" and he should be reef safe. My LFS has loads of these in tanks with Shrooms and Buttons and Shrimp with no trouble. I'm not saying that he is not the culprit but I don't think he is a Blak Damselfish. Those guys turs black when mature, your guy won't.
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    I haven't yet linked the CHROMIS ANALIS to the BLACK DAMSEL tag. On fishbase.org it says they eat plankton.
    you could jusy have a hungry chromis or a fish that doesn't play by the rules

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