Why is my new Maroon Clown been attacted

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by Kavir, 21 Mar 2009.

  1. Kavir

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    Hi guys
    2day i purchased a maroon Clown, i have 1 pecula, 1 maroon and 2 clarks, after i'd floated the new maroon and let him go, he was attacked by the other 4 clowns.

    I have a big tank with enough 'caves/hide outs' but this poor Fish had several shades of ****e hit out of it. He is in a bad condition, abouti 40% of his fins are damaged, and is swimmin very low. I put, in my sump, where i have a lil quarantine section. My tank is 2m x 1m x 50cm wit enough place to hide.
    What can i do
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Get him out. Once Clarki's are established they will try kill other clowns smaller than them
     
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    Kavir I would keep him there for a while so that he can calm down and recover and aclimatize...When you re-introduce him to the tank turn all the lights of for a day or two and see what happens...
     
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    Wanted to add what warr has said but have seen systems with diff clowns in shareing the same space
     
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    man normally clowns do not take likely to other clowns in 1 tank. Its rare that you can have 3 different species together. i would say leave in the the sump until he is well then trade him in for something else
     
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    He's out but all alone in the sump... They both abt the same size but the clarks and the other maroon not givin any mercy...
    So should i leav the maroon in my QT in the sump and hope he grows fast or should i sell him off which i dont want to do :'(...
    Or is there a way i could get my other 3 clowns to be ''unestablished'' if i remove them 4 abt 3 days or what ever could that help?
     
  8. Kavir

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    Thing is i really dont want to trade him off. Netting him was a luck coz he was on top, i'd try leavin the light off 4 few days then sneakin him in wit the light off as well. Eish this is hectic... I feel So lousy 4 wot happened to him :-(
     
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    You always going have a problem. The biggest Clarki will bully all the rest, when she wants or feels the need ;)
     
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    These people gave you the best advice. You basically have two choices.
    1: trade, give it away or sell it.
    2: put it in your tank and have it killed.
    I'm not trying to be a jerk just speaking from experience.
     
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