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Old 01-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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I don't mean to scare you away from damsels. I think they're gorgeous creatures and kept trying to keep them. I've tried blue, yellow tailed, three stripped, dominoes...all have turned territorial and went on rampages. I've learned the hard way. Even now, my pair of clowns are bullies and wound my coral beauty constantly. They harass all my fish except for my foxface.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #12
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maybe the damsels you got were mean. Different ones could be nicer. maybe. im going to see how other people's experience with damsels are. Not saying your lying AT ALL. just saying i wanna hear other opinions.
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what kind of clowns do you have
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:40 PM   #14
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I don't mean to scare you away from damsels. I think they're gorgeous creatures and kept trying to keep them. I've tried blue, yellow tailed, three stripped, dominoes...all have turned territorial and went on rampages. I've learned the hard way. Even now, my pair of clowns are bullies and wound my coral beauty constantly. They harass all my fish except for my foxface.
It sounds like you are keeping your clowns in a tank that is too small. What's the size of your tank?
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90 gallons.
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what kind of clowns do you have
Ocellaris Clowns
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Damsels get aggressive with age they get old and cranky. If you want a pair of clowns go for it try to get tank bred ones since they are a little hardier but a little more costly usually. Be prepared to watch the fighting and the fussying when they decide who is going to be the female. Usually it looks a lot worse than it really is. A pair of clowns alone is fine in a 29 gallon but don't expect to get any other fish since clowns like to be bullies once they are mature if they are a true pair.
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90 gallons.
That should be plenty...are there a lot of hiding spots? Rockwork holes?
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Yes. There's nothing wrong with my tank. It's what adult clowns do. They're territorial in nature.
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so clowns is all I could have???! are there fast fish that would be okay with em?
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