Agressive Clown

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  1. jaybo32

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    Hi again

    I finally bought the tank and moved it to my house, which was quiet a job.

    I will take a pic of it setup later for you all.

    I have only 5 fish in my tank.

    Any help identifying them would be great when I get a picture attached.

    2 are clown fish and they hang around a particular rock.

    1 is bigger than the other and thats the female I think. When I was putting the live rock in the tank on setup, she kept on attacking my hand as it entered the tank. She was very quick and was very aggressive.

    Why would this happen? are they normally this aggressive?

    thanks again for the advice
     
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    Hi, come up with some pictures of the fish, then I can tell you more.
    Did you buy an existing tank including livestock?
    All fish are becoming aggressive once they got eggs. All clowns are going to bite you if you come close to their rock, especially when having eggs.
     
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    I have the same thing, my occellaris female is very very aggresive, cannot get near their anemone, she can draw blood if she wants, makes it hard to scape or wipe the glass, but i got used to it, just take the beating and dont pull your hand away when they bite, they get less aggro when they see it has no effect
     
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    Thats the best way to handle it. I'm use to it, too and I respect her protective behaviour. When I got bitten for the first time, I got such a fright, pulled my hand back and knocked against the bracing with the funny bone.
    I was so angry and looking for the frying pan.
    This behaviour is normal as soon as they got eggs.
    So have a closer look, there should be eggs somewhere.
     
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    there are indeed whats looks like clear mucus against a rockface with small black dots in them.

    are these the eggs?

    the small clownfish fans them and messes about there all day and the big clown attacks the other fish that get close
     
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    that sounds like eggs to me, as for mine i dont think they have eggs, they just aggro, cos they dont attack any fish close by, just my hand, i also jumped the first time and quite a few times after that when i got bit unexpectedly, nearly break my halide glass by splashing water on it, now i prepare myself
     
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    We talk about clowns. What species have you got?
     
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    ive no idea what species they are, here are some pics if anyone can identify anything in the tank

    im a complete newbie
     
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    Looks like occelaris to me, well then man we are on the same boat, i guess you just gotta put up with it.
     
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    Those clowns are still ok, doesnt bite as bad as the Clarkii Clowns...My one female clarkii is adult and between 10-15cm and she packs a bite...
     
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