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Old 01-26-2015, 12:47 AM   #1
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Biting clownfish

Ok. Today my clownfish Julio bit me. Twice.

I've had my hands in the tank quite a bit the last few days, doing various things, and today he was not having it at all.

Every time I put my hand in, he would swim right up and start charging me. I was literally having a showdown with a CLOWNFISH. Process that.

Twice he darted right up and bit me. The first time it bled. The second time, I had just put my hand in the tank, and he literally jumped out of the water and bit a part of my hand that wasn't even in the tank.

Any ideas why he's doing this?


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Old 01-26-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
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Ok. Today my clownfish Julio bit me. Twice.

I've had my hands in the tank quite a bit the last few days, doing various things, and today he was not having it at all.

Every time I put my hand in, he would swim right up and start charging me. I was literally having a showdown with a CLOWNFISH. Process that.

Twice he darted right up and bit me. The first time it bled. The second time, I had just put my hand in the tank, and he literally jumped out of the water and bit a part of my hand that wasn't even in the tank.

Any ideas why he's doing this?


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hes defending his territory. its not uncommon at all for clownfish to bite.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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Most definitely defending his territory. My Clown loves attacking my arm when it's in the tank. It use to always make me jump but I guess I'm used to now I hardly notice it now. Lol

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Clowns are usually jerks, get used to it :p


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Do you just have the one? If not, you may have a clutch of eggs in there


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Haha, my little Ocellaris bites me the the whole time I'm cleaning the tank. So glad my Tomato clown leaves me alone, he's big :0


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