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Old 06-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Recently bought a clarkii clownfish to a 30g tank that I've had running for three months now with no problems. Salinity is good and levels are good. My problem is my damsel starter fish which is about 3-4 inches and my clown is about 3 inches. I moved around the rocks to confuse the damsel but it just keeps chasing him. The clown swims up at the top and won't hid just run. Anything I can do to stop this?
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Probably not. Damsels are just plain mean.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Us that's what I thought. I should probably get rid of him
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Just return him to the lfs or try to wait it out. Some fish stop some don't.
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Ya he didn't stop I had to donate him.
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I don't think I ever saw a 4" damsel. What kind was it? If you think the damsel was mean, wait until the clarkii gets established. A 3" clarkii will become a terror.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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Have you ever seen garibaldi damsels? They're HUGE! It's awesome. They look so mean tho lol.
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It was a blue fin damsel, it was a good looking fish. I hated to part with him but I weighed it out, a 4 dollar fish to an 18 dollar fish. So he had to go
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Crister13 I actually have a neighbor who has one, it's awesome.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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I was just gonna say that my clarkii just about killed my damsel when I added him. Still got rid of the damsel, but surprised to hear about the damsel running ur clarkii out. How is he now?
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