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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Sooo I got two clowns, one black and one orange and the orange one is chasing and bullying the black clown round the tank. How can I make the paring faster and not have to take the clown out the tank?
  2. Reef Fish
    Yesterday, I added a flame angelfish to my 75 gal reef. I already had a kole yellow eye tang who has been a resident for about a month. The second I added the flame angel, the tang actively chased him around the tank. I added the flame angel at night after the lights had gone off, so I just let...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    1x Orchid dottyback is the current inhabitant of the tank. I want to add 1x tamarin wrasse into the tank. released the wrasse this morning and dottyback chasing the hell out of the wrasse. caught the wrasse and it is now in the breeding box. how should I introduce this wrasse so they don't...
  4. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Today i noticed one of my conches had buried itself almost completely all day...just a little while ago i seen it had moved and either left eggs in the divot where it was or just poop...if it happens to be eggs i was wondering want i mite do to help them survive....i have a 55g with about 35lbs...
  5. Crustaceans
    We have a peppermint shrimp and a cleaner shrimp. Was it a bad idea to get both? We got the peppermint shrimp first and when we got the cleaner shrimp (about 2 weeks later) the guy at the shop said it would be ok. We haven't seem them actively fight but our peppermint shrimp seems to be...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've had these two clownfish for a year, I got them as captive bred babies from the same clutch. They have done okay, mostly getting along with the occasional squabble. Neither one wants to back down. But now the one that is just slightly larger is keeping the other one near the top of the...
  7. Reef Fish
    Hey all, I have two Banggai Cardinalfish in my 30 gallon tank for about two years now. I came home tonight to find the larger Banggai Cardinalfish attacking the smaller one to the point where it shread the smaller one's tail caudal fin. I've removed the larger one and placed him in a container...
  8. Reef Fish
    I just added my first three green chromis about two weeks ago. After the first day two of the larger ones started attacking the smaller one and will not allow it to eat or near their little home around the live rock. I read online that one way to deal with this is to not keep such a small...
  9. Reef Fish
    So, recently I have been taken with lovely leopard wrasses I see at my LFS. I have decided that I will most likely take out my three Allen's damsels and replace them with three leopard wrasses. My concern is my canary wrasse. He was the first fish in the tank, and I have been advised against...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    While I was a little distracted with rock work, trochus snail breeding, and some fish additions, one of my elec blue hermits (largest one) went on a killing spree (I'm thinking it was over the period of about a month total). I should have paid more attention but somehow I missed it. I...
  11. Reef Fish
    Help! For those of you that have been following, my firefish have been acting pretty aggressive to one another recently. The tanks 55gal, has LOTS of hidding places, and they've all been hovering together since the beginning. The tank isn't close to being overstocked and everyone is acting...
  12. Freshwater Discussion
    I have 3 gouramis in a 55 gallon tank. Two are blue and one is orange. I've had them little over a year now in the same tank. Two of the gouramis are fighting one of the blue ones constantly. They bite him and block him in a corner, bite his fins and push him around. He's relatively the same...
  13. Crustaceans
    I need help! I have a 29g reef tank and had originally bought two yellow tip and two red tip hermit crabs. After a week one of them died, so I went to the local fish store and purchased more so I had ten total (five red five yellow). Every so often I hear a ticking noise and look and one crab is...
  14. Reef Fish
    Hows it going! I am new here i was part of another reef forum but they werent as helpful at all. So i thought i try a new one. anyways i have had 2 clown fish who are paired for a year and a half already, they are a maroon and a ocelaris. Yes people say they cant be paired but mind love each...
  15. Crustaceans
    i have a molly fish that loves to leave large piles of excrement everywear. Would a fighting conch would able to deal with this?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My fish have lived in this tank for quite a time together they came with the tank and I have had it 2 months and yesterday my 2 humbugs chewed of the tail and part of the body of my. Blue damsel so I put it in a rescue tank floating in my tank and it still alive but today have found my convict...
  17. Reef Fish
    we just put in a new coral beauty in our reef tank in with 2 clownfish and a yellow tang, the bigger clownfish and the yellow tang keeps beating up the angel fish and isnt even letting her get out from behind the rocks. is there anything i can do? also can it stress her out enough to kill her...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Over the weekend I cut back on the amount of food in my automatic feeder (I am battling 40ppm nitrate levels). I get back from a weekend vacation and find that the larger damsel has bitten the side of the smaller damsel and will attack him if he get out from behind a rock. (doesn't look good)...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I went to work today and my boss surprised me with a pair of sebae clownfish. One is full black with a yellow tail, and one is more on the orangy side. I didnt pay anything for them and they are doing great so far in my tank. They are always swimming next to each other although the black is...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have today put an algae blenny in my 270 litre tank and he does not get on with one of my fish a humbug fish that was until now the biggest fish in the tank... The humbug goes and fans the blenny with his tale so the blenny chases him away is it just a matter of establishing who is boss or...
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