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Old 11-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Clown vs ricoridea

So my clown has been hosting my ric for a couple months. This afternoon I got home and noticed the ric closed up( never happens) and the clown gone??? It's been hours still no clown. I fed the tank and still nothing. I'm now sure now that the ric ate the clown. Anyone else had this happen?
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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I'm not saying your wrong but what were their sizes. I have some decent size ricordias and I can't imagine them eating any fish
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Ric 6" round huge clown 1.5 "
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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I highly doubt your ricordea ate your clown.
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That's it? Why?
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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It takes most of my corals a good hour to eat a large piece of shrimp. A ricordea would take forever to actually consume a large clownfish.
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I went to work at 6 am home at 4:30 pm could have been enough time . the clown sleeps in the ric. Also the only carnivore in the tank is a mandarin goby.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #8
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I have a tank for, they are the last thing to worry about as fas as killing and eating a fish, they are mushrooms
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Mushrooms aren't strong enough to pull a fish in to eat it with the exception of maybe some fry and definitely not a 1.5" fish. They are very squishy and dont have a lot of strength when it cones to closing. Have you tried feeding the tank? Barring that is it possible the clown could have gone carpet surfing?
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