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Old 06-07-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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Adding a second clown?

I have one clown in my tank and I'm adding another. The new clown is much smaller. I was told to put the new one in a small submersible tank and place I'm near my existing clown and wait till they swam side by side. My legs said to just throw him in? Well thought I'd try the throw him in method and they are battling hard right now.

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I had a clown in my tank for a few months before I added a smaller one too. They looked like they seriously were trying to kill each other at first, but after a day or two they mellowed out and now they are in love. Give it some time, and as long as one is smaller than the other, all should work out.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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Also as they get more comfortable and pair up with each other you'll start to see them swimming right by each other and twitching, it's completely normal, don't flip out like I did! It's actually pretty cool to watch
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Yeah they're already beginning to do that.

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For future reference the best way to add an aggressive fish in with other aggressive fish is to do it after lights out, to a well fed tank. Get them fat and sleepy so the new one can find a hiding spot
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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Okay thanks they are doing good now.

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They are best friends now lol.

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Watch closely I put a smaller clown in my nano and my bigger clown tortured the smaller one relentlessly. I had to bring the smaller one back to the lfs.

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