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    I personally would suggest a watchman goby .. love mine doesnt get big and isnt to aggresive. THo mine protects his cave pretty good.

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    Damsels have their place. Usually in a larger aquarium where you can school them. IMO it seems that if you have two or three they bicker all the time and chase stuff around. Now if you have say 12 or 15 they chase each other around and try and keep their own territory. In a small tank that is not possible. Most damsels actually can grow quite large now matter what the book says. I think a lot of these books where written when the animals did not survive as long and the tanks where smaller. LOL Someone should update some of those. The reason they use damsels to cycle is be cause they are gvery hardy and CHEAP. Clown fish are also damsel fish, you can you those but if they die you are out more money. Another thing I did with my small nano was to buy some of the feeeder ghost shrimp and I slowly converted them over for my test subjects. They survived a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minhmattmai View Post
    Apparently, people don't like damsels
    Yes and no. A 15 gallon aquarium is pretty unforgiving when it comes to water quality and stability and you are very limited on fish for this size tank. Damsels are active high energy fish and can become aggressive as they mature. Your best option may be a single small goby for this tank, maybe paired with a shrimp in this case as others have recommended. How about a Dracula Goby? It would be the super star of your tank:

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...55&pcatid=2755
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    any one ever use the GARF grunge to start a tank out?

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    Those are so cool
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    damsels are little devils

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