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Old 02-11-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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Clownfish mating or fighting???

Hey guys,

I bought 2 clownfish(nemo) from the same store two weeks ago. All seem to go well as I was told that clownfish live peacefully together. I also have 2 anomone's so that each can have it own. In the last two days the larger of the 2 is chasing the smaller one. However larger one gets near smaller one, and they both start twichting. Then the smaller one gets away and the larger one swims after him/her. It even looks like he/she is biting sometimes, but I can't fight any signs on the smaller fish of such behaviour (part of tail bitten off, and so on...)

What do you guys thing is going on.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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Normal behavior

Mine do it also. That is normal behavior. The smaller one is the male.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:51 PM   #3
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But will he die?????

He's kinda floating sideways in the corner right now.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:25 AM   #4
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Mine does the same. They also " sleep" next to my PH and kinda float sideways as they rest. Is this normal....... I have no clue.
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Mine are kind or erratic like that also

My Oc. clowns are like that also,. I get a kick out of watching them swim in the current. They really struggle to swim in the strong current and their swimming is kind of erratic. Yep, when they sleep they sleep in a half float or lumber. Odd and cool.

The shudder certainly appears to be the male being subservient to the lady.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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Its quite normal as said above.Especially smaller type of nemo,percula,usually do that, they swim right into each other sometimes and the other will go sideways and start "shaking".
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