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Old 10-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Sick or a Mad Crab?

So I recently pulled my clown out from QT for Brooklynella and left my tank up still just invade it came up. Just noticed after waking up today that her fin in the back is missing a piece. Quite literally. I've heard of a disease that does this, but I also have an aggressive crab who seems to only act out towards my clown. Might it be my crab or a new inset disease? Click image for larger version

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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I don't know what type of crab, but I would research compatibility quickly, because the crab WILL win!
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #3
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It's an emerald crab. Gets almost never around but when he is he'll take a reach for the clown which is much larger than he is.


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Old 10-23-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Crabs, no matter what kind, are opportunistic. That being said, there is no way a crab is going to be able to catch a healthy fish. Either the fish still isn't 100% or that chunk out of his tail is from bullying from another fish...which is common to see when there is bullying going on, tattered fins.
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I do think it's bullying. The only other fish is a royal gamma (about the same size) and he's a curmudgeon.
Could this be fun rot?


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Old 10-23-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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Though normally peaceful, if the tank is too small for each to have their own territory bullying can still occur.


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Old 10-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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Both fish seem to have "their side of the tank" and they don't interact much. I really don't think it's bullying now. But my brother thinks its biting, and that's just his opinion (with no reef experience, just saying)

Would a fish really bite another? Like as much that's missing from my clown?


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Yes indeed. Fish can absolutely tear each other apart if they want to.


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Old 10-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #9
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Should I quarantine the other fish or my now injured clown? Till he heals


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I don't see the need to qt the fish. He isn't sick, at least yet. If the bullying I'd believe is going on continues one of them may need rehoused.


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