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Old 06-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Bully Clown

So I purchased 4 clowns from a breeder in Miami that has a huge and sofisticated setup for breeding clownfish. They have breeding clowns for about 40 years. The ones we got were 2 small and 2 larger ones so that they become couples. Whats happening is that one of the larger ones is bullying both small ones. I seperated them like the breeder suggested for a few days in the same tank but when i turned them loose again the bullying stared again and the other large one gets in on the act sometimes too. Has anyone had this happen and what shoul I do? Thanks for the help.
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Clownfish do best in pairs. I would advise setting up a different tank for one of the pairs.
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Yup, best to buy in pairs. How big is the tank? It is not recommended to keep more than a pair of clowns in a single tank - unless the tank is massive...
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Clownfishes in the wild tend to live in groups but the biggest of the 2 will become the only mating pair and if the female dies the one it mated with will become the new female and so on but maybe the 2 biggest in your case sees the other too as potentially threats to the mating/ pairing process so they are trying to see who is dominant and maybe there is too little space in your tank.
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