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Old 04-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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One of my clowns has changed in the past few weeks. The upper half of it's body has gotten darker and has become more aggressive for no apparent reason. Anyone know what's going on.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Preggers maybe? Looks like you have another clown in there, is this one a bit bigger than the other?
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Preggers maybe? Looks like you have another clown in there, is this one a bit bigger than the other?
No the other on is the biggest but they are much bigger than the other two that are in the tank along with them.
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You have 3 clowns? Are they all the same species? It may be a food you're feeding it. I know when I had a clarkii clown it started out bright yellow and began to turn brown because of the food I fed it, and the one's at the LFS stayed yellow
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You have 3 clowns? Are they all the same species? It may be a food you're feeding it. I know when I had a clarkii clown it started out bright yellow and began to turn brown because of the food I fed it, and the one's at the LFS stayed yellow
I have 4 but none of the others have changed color. And yes they are all false percula clowns. But I feed them different kinds of food.
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Its very easy to mistake a true perc juvenile for a false perc juvenile. You very well may have just gotten one true perc.
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Its very easy to mistake a true perc juvenile for a false perc juvenile. You very well may have just gotten one true perc.
So Petco may have sold me the wrong fish?
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have the exact same situation going on. I only have 1 clown though. Looks exactly like yours and I recently noticed he is darker on the top half of his body. He also was getting along with everyone and now he will not let my blenny come out of the rock work. I would really like to get this figured out.
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man this has been bothering me. Lets figure it out. Ok, I will list recent changes in my tank. Maybe we will find something in common. New 4 bulb T5HO, addition of canary blenny, and I started adding daily doses of "reef solution"
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I have the same thing! I have 2 false perc and the smaller one is beginning to turn darker. At first I thought it was due to the lighting in the store was different from my lighting. I feed it the same pellets my LFS said they use so I don't think its the food.

I just went and took a closer look my smaller clown and the possibility of it being a true perc seems highly possible now. I chose it specifically because of its thicker black lines, but the lines seem to be fading a bit now.
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