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Old 10-22-2011, 02:20 AM   #11
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clownfish is a type of damsel and can be just as mean
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:24 AM   #12
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thank you all so much for your help! i did read that damsels were aggressive before i took him. so i knew to keep watch! i jut wanted to give the little guy a second chance! he was gina get flushed :/ but he is bought and in a baggy now off to the fish store!
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They were gunna flush a live fish? Serious?
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:35 AM   #14
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I had the same problem with 2 Fiji damsels, a re-scape worked for me.
They live happily now and have their own area which they still defend but soon go back.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:45 AM   #15
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yes they were if they couldn't find a new home for him.
but now i am very worried because i missed the guy at the fish shop! he was gone when i got there and they don't open on sundays (tomorrow) and the damsel is in a baggy in the tank still and i don't want to let him out to go back to bullying my clown. but i certainly don't want to watch him die
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:51 AM   #16
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i have him in a baggy for now.... I'm really not willing to lose my clown fish
what is a re-scape Carpious? how long would it take for one of them to kill the other? i am worried it would happen over night??
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:31 AM   #17
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Do you have a bucket...maybe one you use for water changes? Put the fish in there with an airline and air stone. It'll sustain it until you can transfer him again. Room temps should be high enough, you guys are heading into Summer (?) that there should be enough ambient warmth. Another option, if the tank is large enough, is take a strainer, like one you would use for pasta, plastic preferably. Suspend it in the tank after an extremely good rinse and put the damsel in there. The strainer allows for water flow and will keep up the warmth but won't allow the two fish to interact.

Firefish seem to get along well with clowns.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:55 PM   #18
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i have a new dilemma! the fish shop guy will not take the damsel and i have nothing else i can do with him! i let him back in the tank because i had no other option and did not want to watch him die!
its hard to say how they are going this time around. the damsel is not constantly at the clown and I'm not sure if they are even contacting very much.
the little clown has always hung out just in one corner of the tank... and the damsel just bullies him right up into that corner now n then..... can the stress alone kill my clown?
i am so upset i don't know what to do!?!?!
i need something long term?? or if i am going to lose my clown i guess i have to "get rid" of the damsel.......
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Separate them, using the strainer. Stress alone can't but it can drives down the fishes natural immune system and that can lead to disease.
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so ur saying the fish can forever live in a strainer?
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