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Old 01/10/2008, 07:58 PM
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Chromis

Hey guys so i acclimated 6 baby chromis real small for my tank, for about 1 hour, and i put them in, and now like 1 hour later only 2 are out and swimming about.... could it be possible for the others to be sucked down the overflow box, they are small enough to fit through slits, or they just hidding?
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:03 PM
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Probably just hiding. Give it 24 hours. They usually don't hide for very long.

How big a tank did you put them in. That many at once in a small tank could give you an ammonia spike.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:08 PM
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its a 90 gallon
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:16 PM
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i started with 4 chromises. now i have 0. first they weeded themselves out then the last 2 just disapeared. not within 24 hours though. everyone that ive talked too said chromises dont last very long for some reason.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:16 PM
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No sweat then. Sleep on it you'll see them tommorrow for sure.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:29 PM
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hmmm ok, 2 more cam out so 4 out of the 6 came out
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:29 PM
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My chromis, 4 of them, have been around for over 6 months now. They just went to a new home a few weeks ago.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:52 PM
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I've heard that they are less likely to thin the herd if they are well fed.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:25 PM
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I have 6 chormis...and they all still alive one of the most hardiest fishes in the tank and yes make sure they are well fed.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:49 PM
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Started out with 8, they weeded out the 4 weekest ones, and the 4 I have left have been with me for almost a year now. Indestructible fish!
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:26 PM
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It seems to be hit or miss with these. I started with 5 over 6 months ago and they are still doing fine. My guess would be if they all have enough places to hide, and all are getting enough food, that they might be less likely to kill each other. It's just a thought though.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:06 PM
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I wonder if maybe the success stories come from chromis that are collected, shipping and bought together. Instead of getting a miss-mash of chromis packs after they get mixed up at the distributor?
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:29 PM
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I have 6 six them and have been awesome, but they are well feed because my tangs get feed twice a day. So they get a lot of scrapes.
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Old 01/11/2008, 05:34 PM
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hey got a problem lolz, only 2 are out i believe the other 4 are dead, the biggest one is alive along with a smaller one who does not look like it is doing to well, i acclmated them by the drip method for over 1 hour but i beleive the temp in the bucket was like 60-65 so may have killed them when i put them in.... i called LFS he says it still is probably a little early, and that a reef tank does not fully cycle until over a year, says one of his large one in his store is still not done cycling... its almost my 5th these tank has been up, what is a good sign that your tank is ready to start adding some fish???
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:51 PM
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any thoughts?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:47 PM
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I had 4 for about 6 months and they were great. Last week one jumped out. I've never see aggression just the normal poking at each other. Glad I have them, adds nice activity to the tank and they school.
 

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