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Old 12-03-2003, 02:16 AM   #1
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What to do about a big clarkii

I have this Clarkii clown that has claimed ownership over the entire tank. I have already had to remove the similar sized (slightly smaller) clown that I was hoping it would mate with, and since it seems to be a big boss . I have definatly not overcrowded in my tank and think maybe that "SHE" will mellow out a bit but I do want to add a small clown to be a mate. Or will she treat him just as bad as the other one???

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Or will she treat him just as bad as the other one???
More than likely it will be more of the same, this is unfortunate, but clarkiis are very aggressive clowns.
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Are you sure the larger clown was being exremely aggressive or was she just establishing the subordinance that occurs in clown pairs? Have the two been in the tank long together? What size tank?
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THis clown has got to go. It even attacks my tank tools as I go in to move rocks etc. No fish is safe anywhere near it.

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It even attacks my tank tools as I go in to move rocks etc.
That kind of behavour is actually quite normal for most clowns. When I had my pair of maited cinnamon clowns the female would attack me and anything I tried putting in the tank no matter what it was. She was fine with other fish for the most part as long as they stayed away from "her" area. All in all, your going to find this kind of behavour with the more aggressive species of clowns. If you want to stick with less aggressive ones, you might have better luck unless you upgrade the tank size.

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