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Old 04-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Flame Angel pestering other fish.

I have had a flame angel for about three weeks now and he has been pestering my two smaller clown fish to the point that they will stay near the top of the tank on completely different sides. I added three pepperment shrimp today and all he does is chase them around the tank too. Is it important to get a fish of at least his same size to even it out or something, just trying to limit the stress on the fish. Thanks for any info.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Is this in a smaller tank? They do sometimes come with an attitude. Has it got any better since the time you posted?
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You can also try removing the flame and putting it in a QT tank for a week, then adding it back. That might help.
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I have a 72 gal tank with 2 clowns and now 2 shrimp as he killed one I believe. Still the same dominance, I may try the time out method.

Would another same size or bigger fish help any?
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was he one of the first fish to be put in the tank? if so then remove him for sure and then let him re adjust to a new home then itroduce him again, it'll be liek hes beign placed in there for the first time and have to make it his home
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:01 AM   #7
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I agree with Gti. The flame will be the last fish I add due to its aggression. I wouldn't advise on a larger fish because I THINK that if the larger fish is peaceful, the flame would pick on it too.
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I have him in the quarantine tank now but not sure what to when I get another fish.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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Take him back to the store he is one of the fish with verry aggressive attitudes that may not stop until he has bothered the other fish litteraly to death but also getting a non agressive larger fish will get him to stop but if its agressive it will kill everything!
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I don't think the flame angels are aggressive enough that he'll kill the other fishes if introduced correctly. It should be the last fish so it can develop it's territory after all the other fishes so taking it out and putting in a QT for a while should help.
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