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Old 10-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation i have a zebra damsel that is getting aggressive toward my clown fish!

i have a zebra damsel that is getting aggressive toward my clown fish!
is there any way i can stop this?
should i give the two fish time?? they have only been in the same tank since yesterday. both fish were solo fish in their tanks for quite some time before being put together!
should i take the damsel out asap????

please help me!! i don't want to lose my clown fish!! he has been with me for over a year and i love him!!!
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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Okay how big is ur damsel? How agressive is he acting? How big is the tank and do u have a back up? How often do u feed them? i need facts in order to help you
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the tank is 130ltrs i have fed them yesterday and today. just small amounts. the damsel is small not hugely bigger than the clown fish, maybe half a size bigger.
he has the clown stuck in one corner and is charging him. not constantly but regularly. my back up plan would be to take the damsel to the local fish store.
i really love my clown! he is my baby :P
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also, when i feed them the damsel is aggressive and the clown is not free to eat as he pleases. though he still is getting some food.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:32 AM   #5
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Ya ur gunna have to take him out. If u dont soon ur fish will die, any back up tanks?
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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thanks so much for your help!

i thought that might be the case.. bugga

no no back up tanks. the damsel is only with me because a friend is changing her tank to a tropical and he was her only fish. i will take hime to our local fish guy. he will find a new home!

what are the best kind of fish to co exist with a clown for future reference??
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Haha lots of fish are very tolerant of clown loaches. Im no expert but i can tell u that most non agressive schooling fish will be ok, angels, tetras, hatchets. They are all ok
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Just keep and eye on them for a few days they are both a pretty territorial fish.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:18 AM   #9
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i have a zebra damsel that is getting aggressive toward my clown fish!
is there any way i can stop this?
should i give the two fish time?? they have only been in the same tank since yesterday. both fish were solo fish in their tanks for quite some time before being put together!
should i take the damsel out asap????

please help me!! i don't want to lose my clown fish!! he has been with me for over a year and i love him!!!
Get rid of the damsel. They're well known to be aggressive fish.
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Haha lots of fish are very tolerant of clown loaches. Im no expert but i can tell u that most non agressive schooling fish will be ok, angels, tetras, hatchets. They are all ok
Those sound like freshwater fish.

As for clownfish compatibility - you could get another clown, firefish, chromis, wrasses, gobies, blennies....there really are alot of options. I use Liveaquaria.com as a guide. I would stay away from damsels and angels.
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