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Old 04-25-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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Maroon Clown's Fins are damaged

I picked up two Cleaner Wrasse yesterday night and by today, I noticed that my Clown's anal fins and top fin seems to have been eaten or something similar to that effect. Are the Cleaner Wrasse picking at my Clown's fins and ripping it apart?

40 Gallon Tank
50 Lbs Aragonite
70 Lbs Live Rock
(1) Gold Stripped Maroon Clownfish
(1) Yellow Damselfish
(1) Yellowtail Damselfish
(1) 3 Stripped Damsel
(2) Common Cleaner Wrasse
(1) Cleaner Shrimp

The only thing that i suspect are the Cleaner Wrasses. Everything else in the tank was not aggressive towards my Maroon.

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Old 04-25-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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hmmm, there is a blennie that mimics the cleaner wrasse, and is actually a predator. Fish will sidle up to it expecting a cleaning and get ripped to shreds in the process. The cleaner wrasse will have a little mouth shaped like an o, the mimic blenny will have a larger mouth that is slanted and full of teeth

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