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Old 05-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Killer clown

So every time any hand is placed in my tank, it is viciously attacked by the bigger of my 2 percula clown fish. Is this abnormal?
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:45 AM   #2
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I've heard of maroon clowns doing this so its very possible. My domino damsel does it sometimes too. It's prob just territorial.

How big is it? is it a mating pair or still just two clowns
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Sounds like the female might be laying eggs soon.
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I bought them as a mated pair... They were displaying it in the tiny tank where I bought them from at the lfs, but not too much in my tank. And they are pretty small
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Most clowns can be very aggressive. Almost all clown owners have been attacked/bitten by their clown fish. It seems to be in their nature :P
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They are damsels you know... (well kinda)
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They are damsels you know... (well kinda)
Agreed. I have a Gold Banded Maroon that is NASTY. I keep meaning to get a pair of decent tongs so I don't have to put my hand in the tank so much due to the clown biting and latching onto my skin which scares me enough to jerk my arm and make a mess.

To the OP, do your clowns have an anemone?
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No. It's a new tank and not ready for the anemone.
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No. It's a new tank and not ready for the anemone.
Good answer.

I found that mine got more aggressive after the introduction of an anemone.
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Clowns protect their homes extremely aggressively...it is very cute watching them feed and care for their home ^^...whoever would have thought that nemo would grow up to be an unruly teenager with a bad attitude with teeth too match :P
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