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Old 07-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #11
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I had a simialr problem. I started with 4 chromis then added 2 clowns in my 100g. The female is aggressive and picked on the chromis till none were left. I added a blue tang and they get along fine. The female clown will attack my hand when i put seaweed though. The tang is bigger than her so I dont know if that made a difference. I havent added any more fish yet though.
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I'd get rid of both clowns and add a new pair later. Do it now before you get all the rock you might want to add to your new 80g.
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I wouold try the QT first (for the clowns). Post a pic sowe can identify which clown you have. Some (maroons in particular) seem to be more aggresive than others. But after a week of being out fo the tank it will all be new to them. They will have to establish a territory instead of claiming the whole tank as their territory.

If they get agressive again, then exchange them at the lfs, or find them a new home and get a new pair.
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Jeffmor: I have 4 chromis and then added two clowns and they're getting along wonderfully. They all swim together. I guess fish are like people with varying personalities.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #15
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Charlotte, the dif may be that the clowns were added. The ones we're talking about were the first ones in the tank and therefore very territorial - even after moved from the smaller tank. I think they developed that mean territorial way in the smaller tank and carried it with them into the 80g tank.

I'd still vote to get rid of both and buy new ones later.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #16
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lol, have they hosted an anemone? something similar to this happended to me in an old 40 gal...

YouTube - Feeding the Anemone - attack of the killer clownfish

they may look cute...
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I think it was because they where the first ones in the 20 gallon tank and harassed to death 3 new fish one by one in that one. I added them to the 80 which had new and old rock and they claimed the two chromis. I have decided to bring them back to a lfs thats willing to take them tomorrow. No store credit but at least its the humane way to get rid of them as I can't trust them anymore.
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Did the clown feed the other fish to the anenome?
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