Jumping bean rather aggressive?

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  1. Matt

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    I put the jumping bean in on Sunday. Wed I added two clowns and he's quite territorial with them. Is this normal behavior for a jumping bean??
     
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    Haha my post gets edited for spelling yet no replies :razz:
     
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    Yes pretty normal Matt.Redo a bit of your aquascaping, this should calm the bean down a bit.
     
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    They are probably the most agro of the dwarf angels, I had one, sent him packing back to the LFS after a week, he just took over, even fighting with a regal tang twice his size. Would be best to introduce him last to a system, a rather get a small one.

    Maybe put the bean in the sump for a while, allowing the clown to make a territory, the bring him back and see how it goes.

    good luck
     
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    The clown he was terrorizing didn't make it :( One clown left in the system, not looking good unfortunately!

    Well now i'm not too sure what to do if this clown doesn't make it as I only have 4 fish in this 130L tank at the moment. If I have to introduce another clown or an other fish I will probably have to break down the aquascaping completely to try reduce aggression from the jumping bean? *sigh*
     
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    Take it back Matt, perhaps the tank is too small and the angel is stressed, save the rest of your fish.
     
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    I Agree with Wee-Man here, rather take it back as it will get worse.
     
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    mmmmm they are troublesome little fish but beautiful when settled.. i have had many and have always had to put a bigger fish in to intimidate the bean.. good luck
     
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    bugger, he's not not bothering my sixline or bicolor blenny (both smaller fish) at all, it must be a territorial thing. I'll move some rocks around tomorrow...

    Otherwise maybe I should just have the tank with the 3 fish? Just feels a bit empty
     
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    You can add more fish,just redo part of the aquascaping before introducing new fish ;)
     
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    Well the clown (without the mouth infection) didn't make it unfortunately. The jumping bean is leaving the other clown alone (although he's not looking too good).

    I think it was typical "new tankmate in my space" aggression so in future if I add any more fish etc I will rearrange my rockwork and leave the lights off for a day or so just to limit possible aggression.

    Does this sound like the most viable plan?
     
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    That sounds good Matt.
    Also is the other Clown feeding?
     
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    Mekaeel: The clown thats still there is the one with the mouth infection, so unfortunately not feeding. I don't give it a good prognosis :(
     
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    Sorry to hear buddy,let's hope he recovers :)
     
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    Sorry to hear the bad luck with clown and the bean. You can always throw into my tank, my coral beauty will cane him into shape, if not my Tomini.

    I got myself another dwarf but decided to go with the Cherub rather than the Bean, due to the aggression difference.
     
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    Just to ask a question on Angels, I was also planning on putting a jumping bean in my system as I can catch one here in EL, which dwarf angels are less aggresive, would you guys recommend the keyhole angel, or a rusty angel? My tank is around the same size as Matts.

    By the way matt, any progress on your tank yet? Howz the aquascaping going?
     
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    Lowflyer: I am now tankless! The 130L Nano just wasn't what I wanted in the end, so shut it down. Was thinking of going bigger but with current university constraints and the fact the tank would run for a max of 1.5 - 2 years I thought it wasn't worth going bigger just yet...

    Thinking of holding out until i'm finished studying. Then I can REALLY go bigger
     
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    That's sad, why? I'm also studying, got another year to go next year then I finish. And trying to learn from my tank as much as possible now and staying small and simple.
     
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    Well as soon as I qualify i'm working overseas before setting up a practice in SA, so don't think its worth it setting up a big expensive system just to tear it all down in 2 years?
     
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