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Old 06-07-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Angry clownfish???

Hi there everyone, I seem to have a problem with my clownfish, I have had an anemone for quite some time now and struggled to get clownfish to use it I have 1 percula (common sorry about the spelling) and have recently purchased 1 clarki clown, now the percula has never touched it and the recently purchased clarki loves it which I love, the only problem is that the percula clown will now not stop bothering the littler clown and keeps going over to it and making a twitching kind of movement?? I would more than likely say it is aggressive seeing as theyre 2 different breeds of clowns as I don't think they will be breeding, has anyone encountered this before that may have any advice
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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You are not suppose to mix different types of clowns. Once you have one kind of clown that is the type you must stay with. You can only keep them in pairs. Even numbers. And you must have a very large tank If you do mix species. Clowns are territorial. IMO you need to remove one, and stick with one species.
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You going to have to be more descriptive than a twitching movement. Described said twitching movement? like is a a twitch then dart away, a get real close and vibrate? etc etc
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What size tank do you have?
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It doesn't matter what movement. It's a display of aggression because he has two different species of clown in a tank that is clearly not big enough and not enough anemones to host in.
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And he shouldn't have mixed the species.
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Yes the movement matters.... Depending on what type of movement they could be attempting to breed, fight, or just establish territory.... Even though they are two different species, and it is some what rare, they could be trying to pair up and mate. Also I am sure its not an issue of "not enough anemones to host in" as the Perc wanted nothing to do with the anemone in the first place. Contrary to popular belief clowns do not require an anemone to host.
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It doesn't matter what movement. It's a display of aggression because he has two different species of clown in a tank that is clearly not big enough and not enough anemones to host in.
In the wild its not uncommon to see a dozen clown fish hosting one anamone.
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Hi there everyone, I seem to have a problem with my clownfish, I have had an anemone for quite some time now and struggled to get clownfish to use it I have 1 percula (common sorry about the spelling) and have recently purchased 1 clarki clown, now the percula has never touched it and the recently purchased clarki loves it which I love, the only problem is that the percula clown will now not stop bothering the littler clown and keeps going over to it and making a twitching kind of movement?? I would more than likely say it is aggressive seeing as theyre 2 different breeds of clowns as I don't think they will be breeding, has anyone encountered this before that may have any advice
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What's the tank size guy?
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