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Old 08-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Reducing clown aggression

So I got a blue reef chromis that came out of QT today and my female clown has decided that he is her personal punching bag. Is this a temporary thing or is she just going to be rotten and evil the entire time he is in the tank?

Is there anything I can do to stop it?
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How big is the tank?

If she doesn't stop you can try rearranging the rocks cause if it a smaller tank she may that that all of it is her territory.
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i also have a mean sebae clownfish female and she immediately bullies all new species to my tank. i added 4 cleaner shrimp and she automatically ate 2 of them, and she killed my spotted damsel i just got. my tank is 75 gals.
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Clownfish are a damsel fish so they can be aggressive especially species like the maroon clowns
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It's currently a 20g tank. I wouldn't have bought the chromis to stick in my 20 but my lfs has a really difficult time getting them in and this was the last he has plus its a really small one. I figured it would be okay because my 40b will be ready in a month or so but guess I made the wrong choice. The clowns are ocellaris clowns.

Do you guys think it would help if I removed the clowns for a week or so and put them in the qt since its still set up?
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Can you rearrange the rock work? My occelaris are only aggressive to each other never seem aggression to other fish
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Can you rearrange the rock work? My occelaris are only aggressive to each other never seem aggression to other fish
I can try but even in a tank as small as mine its a big undertaking hehe. And my clowns have never shown aggression.. ever. Except for when I upgraded my lights and turned on just my blues. Then my female occelaris went all Jeffrey dahmer on the male.. I kind of felt bad for him.
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Yea my female will not stand being next to the nale when the lights are one but when there off there like inseparable. I feel sorry for my male as well sometimes she really goes for him.
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Yea my female will not stand being next to the nale when the lights are one but when there off there like inseparable. I feel sorry for my male as well sometimes she really goes for him.
It's funny. My female loves the male in my tank and they are inseparable. But when I turn just the blue lights on the male looks like a difference fish and she goes into murder mode.
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Haha. There nothing like the ones out of the movie
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