Attitude Problem

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  1. Gwydion

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    Hi all,

    I`ve got a tomato clown and a blue chromis in my 40L nano at the moment. Both are eating well and looking good. Except, the clown just can`t stop bullying my chromis.. ?????

    Is there something I can add or do to keep this clowns attention of the other fish? Or is it just a bad combo? What can you guys suggest?


    Thanks
     
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    I'm afraid that tomato clowns are extremely aggresive by nature and bear in mind that both fish are damsels which may aggravate the problem
     
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    Tomato clowns are generally aggressive and when in a nano the other fish are forced to live in close quarters and cant get out of the clowns territory. My suggestion would be to change the clown for a more peaceful species.
     
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    Ok, what would you suggest I put together with the chromis then? Or could I replace the chromis with something else?

    I really enjoy the clown, my idea was to get another clown and add a goby, just so that everything looks good above and below, if you get my drift;)
     
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    In a nano i would go for True Percs, awsum little clowns.
     
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    Try a few more chromis. They are schooling fish by nature and dont like being alone. Get three to four more so theres an odd number
     
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    Can I add the perc clowns with the tomato?
     
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    Adding more chromis to the tank with the clown? Or getting rid of the clown and adding more chromis?

    Thanks for the advice
     
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    either way you will have to get rid of the clown bud. There are some nice fish for a nano but the clown will just harass them to death. So unless you love the clown so much that you dont mind it being the only fish, ditch it
     
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    Uhhmmm no, at the end of the day all the advice is to get rid of the tomato clown and add the other fish.
     
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    I have eight chromis and two percs and there is no problem but I have a large system. The percs mind their own business in their xenia and the chromis do their own thing. The percs just go for any fish if they get too close to their xenia, other than that they are peaceful
     
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    Damn that sucks... any1 want a clown?:biggrin: Tremayn I wanted a tank where I could have fish feeding at the bottom and top, and what is a marine tank without a clown?? I love gobies and dragonets, but something that stands out and says MARINE...
     
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    lol I dont have any clowns.. too scared of brook;)
     
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