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Old 01-30-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Agressive clown ?

Hi, I bought 3 small blue/green chromis and they look great, I have had my clowns for over a year and they have taken to a flower pot coral, they are really aggressive to the chromis if they come to close to there coral. I'm pretty sure it's down to territory but is this some thing that they will get used to or should I think about returning them?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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I think your clowns will be very agressive towards any fish you add. Either get rid of the clowns, or probably wont be able to add any more fish. Or maybe the agression will stop and everythings good
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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what kind of clowns?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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True I think, I added a coral beauty about 3 months ago and had no problem but it was alot bigger than the clowns
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Clowns are very territorial, if you rearrange your rocks , it should confuse the clowns and they shouldn't bother them.
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you'd have to rearrage the rocks and remove then so they get used to a new enviroment. if you have a sump refugium put them in there for a few week
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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I don't think so
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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So I moved their host coral to the side and their behaviour has improved a lot, I'll just have to keep a close eye, cheers guys
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #9
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You can also remove the more aggressive fish from the tank and QT them leaving the more docile fish in the tank, after a few days reintroduce the more aggressive fish back to the tank. This should disrupt their territorial behavior causing them to then adapt.
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None of the above worked in the past for my true percs (I've tried it all), I hope you'll have better luck!
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