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Old 07-10-2008, 09:33 PM   #11
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My tank is the 48" and you are right it would be nicer if it was longer, it is a harlequin sweetlips , yes the tank should be larger, he is still small and I am planning on doing a tank this coming spring that should be more than adequate for him.

The only issue with the sweetlips is that my Maroon clown is very aggressive and has begun to tear up his fins. Should I find a home for the maroon or do you guys have a suggestion?

I will not put another tang in the tank. I will look around and see what I like, maybe a trigger?
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The maroon will probably bully most other new fish. They are very aggressive once they claim their territory.
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I understand that the maroon will be a bully but when should I take action? Is it ok for his fins to get a little bit up?
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You can keep the maroon in your QT until you have all your other critters in the tank. That way they can find their hiding spots, then re-add the clown and it might think it is new.
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I agree with Scott. Remove the maroon for a while (all it takes is a day or 2, but a week would be berter). Then add it back. It will have to find it's place in the tank and the pecking order again.
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