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Old 05-05-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Clown Trouble what do I do now?

So I have a 55g with 4 clowns, 2 b&w's and 2 regular oscellaris. I did a bunch of research before putting 2 sets in and it seemed as long as you stuck with the oscellaris you would be fine. Well, the regular ones are causing havoc, well the female is anyways. And no i told ya so's cause I accept that i screwed the pooch on this call.

They have my b&w's hiding on the sand under a rock. I have the biocube but I don't wanna put the aggressive ones in there with my scooter and tiny gobies coming tomorrow.

My options are: let them fight it out and figure it out. i am not ok with this option. I just put the troublemakers back in the 55g today after an extended stay in an empty 29g I am selling.

I can put the black tank bred ones in the cube, they are very docile, but it might be hard to catch them. Plus it will be tight in the cube I think.

Or i can try to bring them into a lfs and call it a day. Not too thrilled with this option either.

Any one have any opinions or other options? I am heartbroken to see my poor babies laying on the sand. :-(
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Pull them out. It wont get better. My clowns have killed every fish I have ever kept with them. Mean little fish. But to other clowns, death will come. So you can let them fight it out but it result in death.
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I caught the nasty orange female and put her back in the 29g. I was thinking on maybe returning her and keeping the small male in the cube. I hadn't thought about keeping just one clown but how's that sound?
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Sounds like a decent solution to me.
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Will the one clown be ok by himself? Like I said I never really considered it before. I just wanna do whats right by the fish. I don't think the nasty female will be appropriate for any of my tanks. The male orange one is really cute too, he has no bars just little stubs of white.
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That will work for now. Just watch for aggression and you should be fine. As far as one by itself, thats fine. Seems when they are together, the aggresive behavior increases.
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single clowns do perfectly fine. He's still an aggressive eater so you're going to have to work to make sure the scooter gets food for a while, but it should all work out perfectly.
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Thanks guys, gonna move the little orange one over now to the cube and maybe return the large nasty female tomorrow or this weekend. She's in the timeout 29g now. All she has is rock in there to torment now. lol

I won't mess things up since they seemed to have already paired?

Thanks so much guys for the responses, I'm literally freaking out over here. lol
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I have been trying to catch the little guy for an hour now. LOL If he makes me break my tank down to get at him.....little stinker...
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lol hes not gonna make it easy is he
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