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Old 03-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Agressive Clown Fish


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I Have 4 Black Clown Fish 2 Orange And 2 Black Lately The Black Ones Have Been Agressive With Other Fish Especially With The Orange Should I Worry Because They Werent Like That In The Beginning (now The Orange Clown Fish Just Stay On Top Of Th Tank In A Corner ) Oh By The Way The Black Ones Are Full Grown And The Orange Are Like About An Inch


And Also I Added A New Guy To The Aquarium But Dont Know If It Should Be Plased In A Rock Or Down On The Sand Ill Put A Picture
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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Your clowns are starting to mature and pair up. What you are starting to see is why it is (( usually )) best to stick with just one pair per tank. So, I would remove the orange ones.

The anemone appears to be an M. doreensis (( LTA )), which is a sandbed dwelling anemone.

Does the underside of it look similar? (( ignore the "hole" in the foot ))

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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yes it looks like that one oh i didnt know that about clown fish its my first tank
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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What size tank?
What lights do you have?
How deep is your sandbed?
What are your current water parameters? (( with numbers please ))

All of those are for the anemone.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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woow ummm the tank is 55 gll t5 ho 54 w 10kk
sand bed is about 1 inch on most of the tank theres a spotwith like 3 inch
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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oh and its crushed coral and the meters how do mesure does sorry its my first tank still learning
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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How many T5 lamps?

M. doreensis is going to prefer a sandbed depth of 3 inches -- can be only that deep locally.

Need to know at least the salinty/SG to judge if the anemone has a chance or not.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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Do you have a test kit???
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #9
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I dont think 4 clowns are going to make it in a 55g, +1 to getting rid of two of them.(I'd keep the black ones too.)
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #10
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If the clown fish are all the same species then they should be able to get along with each other. This is going to work out better if one is clearly larger than all the others. Once you have a male/female pair the rest will remain juveniles and the fighting should stop. However it is very common that some of the clown fish do not survive this process of building a hierarchy.

If the clown fish are not the same species then it is likely that they will continue to fight especially if there is an anemone for them to fight over.

I learned this information from a local clown fish breeder here in Arizona. He said that under the right circumstances a person can keep a group of clowns which is how they live in the wild.

I agree with the above statement that a 55 gallon tank is probably not the right environment for multiple clownish.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #11
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Oh man that sucks i have to get rid of some i guess ill get rid of the black ones cuz they mess with all the fish except the yellow tang


i have 2 T5 i just checked my water at the local fsh place and they said it was perfect
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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any ideas on how to catch the fish ??
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #13
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2 T5s isn't going to be enough light for an M. doreensis. Also, "perfect" can mean different things to different people, numbers tell the whole story.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
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oh ok what kit should i buy to test thw water
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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Please remove one of your pairs out of the tank. I tried to have two pairs of Ocellaris A. in the thank. It was a disaster. My orange and white (Ocellais A.) tried to annihilate the pair of black clowns (Ocellaris A.) that I introduced. I believe in your opening post you mentioned that this behavior was not taking place in the beginning (implying that the two pairs have been together for a while), that aside, it appears that you have a pair of clowns that are no longer happy with the current living arrangements. I couldn't believe they could be mean like that. Good luck!!
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