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Old 03-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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mated clown fish parting ways?

my mated clown fish are about 4 years old(i think). i happen to have 2 sides where pulsing xenia are stationed.

the male separated from the female and went to another Xenia group and took shelter.

the female stayed on their original Xenia group but i thought i should bring them back together so i gently move the female to where the male is and they stayed there for like a week.

now, the male went back to their original home and left the famale alone. again. this happened when the lights were on. i thought maybe on the first one, it was just dark so one of them got lost.

now the question is should i still try to get them together or its time for them to call it quits. hey, maybe they are also affected by this rough economy. hehe
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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tried to get them together again but they dont want to go next to each other anymore. i have a feeling one of them is about to die.
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aw, can't you get them into fishy counseling or something?
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One thing I do believe is that no matter what you do, they'll determine their own fate. I'll bet you can't convince them to do anything. Usually when one is sick, the healthy one picks on the sick one. Won't let it eat some times too.
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Mines has been beating on the smaller clown for like three weeks but they end up sleeping in the same Anemone every morning I wake up..... They have an up and down relationship.... Hope that makes you feel better...
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:36 AM   #6
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my tank is so sad right now, i only have the mated clown fish and a hippo tang.

none of them wants to eat.

maybe it was the hippo tang that was the third party that caused all of this. :p

anyways, the male just went under and hid away under the rocks. i think it might be his last days.



but maybe there's a happy ending.
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Everybody is unhappy and not eating? maybe there's another reason. Check the water readings.
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Everybody is unhappy and not eating? maybe there's another reason. Check the water readings.
Agree 100%

Any other specifics about the tank would be welcome as well
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Everybody is unhappy and not eating? maybe there's another reason. Check the water readings.
Yeah, I agree too. You need to look at the water. Fast. Don't assume they aren't hungry because they're having relationship issues, lol. They may not be hungry because the water quality is making then sick.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
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yeah i thought that too but water is ok. i do partial water change every 2 weeks.

ill do another change this week.

they now have their own territories now except the hippo tang that circle around them from side to side.
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