Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-25-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Beijing, China (originally Los Angeles)
Posts: 19
Clownfish question

Hey All,

I've three tank raised ocellaris that're roughly 1 1/2 inches long each along with a yellow tang, blue tang, 2x black saddle back clownfish, flame angelfish, 2x damsels, neon goby, lawnmower blenny, and a fire shrimp.

So here's the question. One of my ocellaris is acting kind of strange with the rest of the tank mates. He's banned from entering the right side of the tank where I've two anemones that houses the ocellaris and black saddle backs during the day time. The two dominants of the household will chase him to roughly the middle of the tank. However, at night he's allowed to sleep in the anemone with the ocellaris. Any reason for this?

The smaller of the two black saddle backs will also swim out to him every 5 minutes or so and swim next to him and they'll bump each other in a "friendly" manner and the black saddleback will swim back after a minute or two of this.

I find this guy to be quite entertaining, but would like to know the reason why.
__________________

__________________
sleeper417 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 787
not sure, but you must have a huge tank!

The saddles are a lot more aggressive than the ocellaris, so they may be defending their territory during the day and for some reason not doing the same at night.
__________________

__________________
Jaybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 115
that is very strange. and waiting on the reply..how big is your tank?
__________________
Sharkbait_Ls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
They are just being clowns. They are trying to determine the pecking order.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 115
Melosu what does that mean?
__________________
Sharkbait_Ls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharkbait_Ls1 View Post
that is very strange. and waiting on the reply..how big is your tank?
if its the tank listed under "my tanks" on their post, its approximately 65 us gallons...
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfdrookie516 View Post
if its the tank listed under "my tanks" on their post, its approximately 65 us gallons...
Oh sorry I didn't see that. Thankyou!
__________________
Sharkbait_Ls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 12:31 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: salt lake city utah
Posts: 2,249
Send a message via MSN to abrahamavelar Send a message via Yahoo to abrahamavelar
well i think the tank might be 2 small for all of those clowns, i have 2 black clowns and they seem fine but somebody here told me that you are not supposed to mix different kinds of clowns or they will fight, also i might be crazy but my neighbor has a 75 gal tank like mine and he has 2 pairs o clowns one pair of black and one of oc's and they never fight it might be that they are tank raised and i heard that they are nicer
__________________
abrahamavelar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 01:38 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
With 5 clowns in a ~65g tank you will have territorial fights and even some deaths as they get older.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 02:23 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: salt lake city utah
Posts: 2,249
Send a message via MSN to abrahamavelar Send a message via Yahoo to abrahamavelar
true and if they happen to get along fine for awhile which ive seen they will kill some during mating season ive seen it too
__________________

__________________
abrahamavelar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clownfish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clownfish question AR15 guy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 03-30-2005 02:29 AM
clownfish question thanew Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 3 02-18-2005 09:26 PM
Clownfish question.. sarin Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 10-03-2003 05:30 PM
Clownfish Question SuperFish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 08-18-2003 06:04 PM
Clownfish Question Gauge Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 17 07-31-2003 11:55 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.