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Old 09-30-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Aggressive clownfish

I have two large clown fish in my tank and every time I introduce a new fish they attack it. Is this normal? Or do I just have mean clownfish..
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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What kind of clownfish are they? And the can be very territorial...
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They are amphiprion ocellaris. I got a small blue damsel and they are really beating him up. I separated them in the tank but I don't know if they will kill him so I'm not sure what to do.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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Damsels are very aggressive themselves. He may be picking the fight.
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Even if he is a quarter the size of the clown? He was given to me because a friend had a tank she didn't want anymore and he was the last fish she had. what do u think I should do?
Thanks for your advice
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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Honestly? IMO, damsels are mean no matter what, trade it in. Not the answer you wanted, but just my opinion.
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Ok, I'll do that. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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Clown fish are damsels so they are teritorial. Mine like to bite me when I put my hands in the tank. As far as there tank mate its a damsel also so thus the aggression twords each other is common.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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So you suggest I get rid of the blue damsel also?
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:57 PM   #10
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Not nesseseraly if you like the fish keep it just keep in mind that it is aggressive and will have potential to be aggressive twords new fish. But its also up to you. Personaly im not a damsel fan but that's just me I do love clown fish so if I had a option it would be the clown lol
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