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  1. Forbes

    Forbes

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    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
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    My female Snowflake Clown is harassing the male.
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    RSM250
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    15 months
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    Hi all, I bought two Snowflake Clowns about a year ago and they went through the process of deciding who was who, after which the female obviously grew bigger.
    After introducing a sand nennie, it took the female about three months before she went into it. (The male still does not go into it.)
    About six weeks ago my wrasser and Chevron Tang started harassing the male, so I got rid of them, however the female now chases the male all over the tank, so much so that he spends most of his time hiding in the live rock, and mainly only comes out when I feed them.
    Sometimes she leaves him alone, but I am worried and don't know what to do about it.
    Any advice will be appreciated.

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i would separate them for a while, you can use one of those clear hamster roll around balls and float in tank
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, I have got one of those Perspex containers with holes in it to allow for some flow. It has suctions on it so I can stick it to the side of the tank. I have separated them before, but only over night. How long should I separate them for.
     
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    @ Forbes Tell me when they are figting, is the male performing that submisive twitch thing when the female attacks?
     
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    @Forbes another thing, do they ever ficght in a way , that say, they will lock their mouths together?
     
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    They have never fought and locked their mouths together. Normally when the male is swimming around the tank and the female approaches the male performs that submissive twitch and they sometimes have a bit of a confrontation, however sometimes the female tries to attack him while he is hiding in the live rock, and if he leaves the live rock she chases him all over the tank until he can find another hiding place or get back to his original hiding place.
    It is not that clear from the pictures but his fins have been chewed away.
     
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