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Old 04-13-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
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Clown problem

my clown just started chasing my canary blenny around and wont let him come out of the rockwork. Is this normal, will he stop? Could it be just a temporary thing?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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Hi

My tomato clown was doing the same thing to my common clown , but he did stop after a day or so nowthe live in peace

Hope yours does too
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Probably just asserting his/her dominance. If it lasts more than a few days, consider quarantining the clown for a short time.
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it's not abnormal for clowns to be aggressive and territorial. i have a maroon in the gym tank i maintain that is a monster. he doesn't let any fish come within a foot of the anemone. he also doesn't allow me to place any corals near it either. this has been going on for over a year.
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He is chasing the blenny all around a 75. Been going on for two days now
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Do you guys think adding a more aggressive fish would help. I'm considering a kole tang.
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Do you guys think adding a more aggressive fish would help. I'm considering a kole tang.
No they will just end up killing each other if the chasing continues QT the aggressive clown and try rearranging the rocks I heard it works good helping a fishes agression. I tried on my two Tangs and for me it worked great.
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i never thought a kole tang as more aggressive than a clown, but i also agree that adding a more aggressive fish will just compound the problem. return the clown for credit worst case scenario, and then add one last if you must.
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This is still going on, can't take the clown back.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:26 AM   #10
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Craigslist, sell the clown.
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