Fighting Clowns - Ref needed!

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi Guys

    Got these 2 clowns but they don't seem to want to stop boxing, they been in together for about 3wks now, got them together as maroon clowns. please have a look and advise what you think?

    The one is more of an orange colour while the other more a reddish orangish brown colour... but not to sure if it's just because he is getting his ass kicked big time?

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    You need to sump-side the bully and allow the wounded beast get a foot hold in the main display. Seen it work with Lanzo's Clarki's, but then Maroons are a whole another can of whipass:p
     
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    shame that poor fella wont last too much longer. please call a time out and sump side the other! :) warr spot on.....maroons are said to be very aggresive, wont give up....so change the rules a little!

    also when you sump him,if you have a dsb give him a little structure witha few pieces of LR,, it will greatly improve his life dow there and he will set a new teritory, and thus be more confused when back in the DT in a few weeks time:)
     
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    thanks friends, its in a nano so there is no sump, got one off those FW plastic hang on hatchery things which i've put him in, maybe wrap it with some plastic so they can't see one another?
     
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    Yeah lIghty - that's a very good idea!
     
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    sorry to say i am not certain that will help to much. I do think they have to be seperated and for a while, but i think keeping the poor underfish in a smaller container for an extended period maybe a little cruel. he will need lots of time to recover, perhaps you need to think of re-homing him....JMHO
     
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    Guys / Gals, Unless you have a 2m or bigger tank, clowns like maroons, sebae, african and red saddleback will fight. Yes I know there is people who keep more than one in smaller tanks, this is the exception to the rule, rather than the norm. If you want to keep groups of clowns, you have to look at true perculas, false perculas or the skunk clowns. In my own limited experience, these are the most suited to keep together.

    Also try not to mix clown species, unless your tank is 4ft(1.2m)(250l) or bigger. Even true perculas and false percula clowns will fight in smaller tanks.

    Clowns are part of the damsel family and some of them is every bit as aggressive as most damsels.
     
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    but with only having 2 in the tank, would they not pair off?, how would you get a pair then?
     
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    with clowns, it takes time before they pair off, some lfs sell them already paired which makes it much easier,also the more homely and relaxed they are in your tank enviroment ensures pairing off quicker...
     
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    what other live stock do you have in your tank
     
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    It is best to pick two that are different sizes, then there is less chance of warfare and more chance of harmony.
     
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    true that wee-man
    as they will assimilate sexes accordingly
     
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    You buy a group of 10 or more and pop them in a big tank and leave them to pair. That way there is plenty of bodies to share and break the aggresion. That is why it is recommended 5 to 7 fish minimum if you want a school of schooling fish. (hope that makes some sense)
     
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    mmmm maroons the fiercest of the bunch.. the pity is that they are going to have to battle it out to establish dominance... and gender... try allowing the batterer one some recoup time and try again.. try feeding as distractions at more frequent intervals by dividing your daily feeding accordingly... good luck accurate management and animal assessment are critical here...
     
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    you sound ummmmm...very experienced there leslie:)
     
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    i get battered regurarly.. jokes
     
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