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Old 12-02-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Clownfishy behavior??

So I bought two percula clowns from my lfs about a week and a half ago. Everything was cool, but now I'm noticing them chase each other around the tank...nipping....then they'll cool down get side by side and spaz out....thats what my wife calls it.... one or the other will "vibrate" for a second or two and then it all begins again... Whats going on?

80 gal tank, ph 8.2, amonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 2, 2 yellow bellied damsels, 3 pj cardinals, 2 wierd perculas 3 turbo snails
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Are they juveniles, or adult? It may be that you have gotten either 2 males or 2 females and they are really fighting. Although,mine did the same thing when I first put them in. They were juvies and I am guessing they were kind of "deciding" which one was going to turn female and which was to stay a male. They also "vibrate" even now, when their anemone is getting encroached upon.
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:58 PM   #3
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Hmm.... judging from the size, id say juves...they are just over an inch long...how big can they get?
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pretty large, up to a few inches 4"-5" or so. I have even seen one 6"(6 years old)
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:24 AM   #6
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Too big for your tank or what?
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #7
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this is quite normal. Both mine did it for a month or two, and then slowly one has grown bigger over the past year and a half. The two will fight until the more dominant one goes through a sex change to turn female (grows female reproduction organs) and will she will not be able to change back. If she dies than the he will make a sex change after a while if another clown is not introduced. Just monitor their "fighting" to amke sure it doesnt result in a fish loss. I wouldnt worry about it though. Good Luck!
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:31 AM   #8
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What about maximum size TeenReefer?
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appreciate it...I'm keeping an eye on em...I said darn, cause I couldn't believe they could get so big...I look forward to it though...I have a plenty big tank..80gal... wondering what else I could put in for it to be a nice comunity tank...Any suggestions?
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Chromis, as general as they are, help bring the "community" type fish into the home aquarium. They will school for a while, and then usually a dominance breaks out and the schooling might stop. I started out with six and now have three left(I atribute the other hree deaths to my brittle starfish). But these three still school sometimes.
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