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Old 01-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Chromis Massacre-Killer Clownfish

I bought 5 chromis today to go into my reef. As soon as they hit the water my clowns went on a killing spree. Out of all 5 bought, in 3 hours 4 are dead. There's one more little one left but he won't last long as now BOTH clownfish are concentrating their efforts on the one little guy. My dreams of adding fish might be over. Looks like I may only be able to buy rocks and corals...
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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How long were the clowns in for? I added a damsel with mine and no problems from either.
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I have read that if you shut the lights off if that does not work then put the clowns in a breeder net until the other fish get adjusted? worth a shot
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Clowns have been in there for a long time. Over a year before I bought the tank and for 4 monhs since I've had it. I tried turning off the lights for awhile. Still didn't work. In the dark they hunted...
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try the breeder net? or you could get egg crate and keep them on one side of the tank so the new fish can claim some territory
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Just their territory, sorry for the loss :-(.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm afraid of even trying the breeder net. I think even seeing any other fish is going to stress my clowns out. They still kind of harass my Coral Beauty but not to this extent. This was purely out for blood. They would even leave their home and hunt them down from corner to corner. It's a shame because I consider myself overly understocked and this tank had potential.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #8
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one last shot, I have heard of people putting in more intimidating fish in to put there aggressive fish in check. Not sure exactly what would work maybe an expert will chime in and give you some advice
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I don't know what I could put. I have a foxface that they never pick on due to his toxicity, but he's not really aggressive.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #10
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lion fish will take care of them! lol jk don't do that
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