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Old 10-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs down damsel chasing clowns

I picked up my ocellaris clowns (tr mated pair). well my blue and yellow tail damsel who has been in the tank for a couple of weeks keeps chasing them around. with this stop?
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How big is your tank?
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damsels are teratorial so it prob wont stop, tank size will help determine tho...
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
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The damsel isn't actually hurting the clowns is it? You may need to get rid of the damsel if it doesn't stop soon. The lfs should give you a little store credit for it if you take it back.
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In a tank that size there may just not be enough room for every one to play nice. All those fish are somewhat aggressive and like their own space. I don't think it will ever totally stop but things may settle down a little bit after a couple days. There will still probably be enough fighting to cause the clowns to get hurt though.
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No they are not getting hurt, just kind of darting after them. I figure in a couple of days they will adjust to each other
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It is possible that they will eventually leave each other alone. Clowns are damsels and they can be equally aggressive towards other fish. I would remove the damsels and keep the clowns.
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