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Old 06-17-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Tomato Clown Fish Super Aggressive!!!! =\

is it normal for a tomato clown fish to be super aggressive. i bought a pair of them about 2-3 inches in length and i have had these fish the longest of all fish in my tank. when i clean the front glass with a sponge she rams my hand and tries to take a chunk out of it.. at first i thought it was funny but now i'm starting to wonder if this could be bad for the tankmates. i recently had a firefish goby commit fishcide =\ and jumped out of the tank.. only to become fish jerky on the floor.. i've seen the clown pick at it but nothing major so i'm just wondering if maybe when i wasnt looking she chased him out of the tank?

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Old 06-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Sounds normal to me If it is harassing other fish then yes, that is stressful.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Yep...sounds like the mated pair I had. Your hands were fair game if you went near their anemone. I traded them in at the lfs. My clarkii's are much more mellow.
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cool deal i dont mind them and i dont see them picking on anyone else to the extent where they may be over stressed.. i also dont have an anenome yet since my tank is barely 4 months old... but they sure are protecting this one back corner now.. any chance that they might reproduce?
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Quite possible they may reproduce or perhaps just being the usual aggressive clowns. Make sure you are washing your hands well if their bites break skin
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I had one for 8 years....was a great fish....VERY aggressive when anything came close to its territory. It would even chase the Queen Angel I had that was 20x it's size!
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Mine is very aggressive. What you are experiencing is par for the course.
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