Aggression Issue

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  1. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    Need some help with my tank. So I have a Clownfish and a Lantern Bass in my 24g NanoCube. I used to have a Yellow Wrasse but he was being picked on badly and eventually died. I dont know why but the Clownfish was really picking on him. Im looking into getting a new fish , but need to resolve this problem before I do anything. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Not really much you can do. In a tank that size aggression is a real problem. You can try moving some rocks around but Clowns are Damsels and will pick on weaker fish in their "territory".What kind of clown is it? The removal of one or the other may be necessary.
     
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  4. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    Its a oscllairs clownfish, not sure if I spelled that right :confused:
     
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  5. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I have a very aggressive clown as well. I have had to remove fish due to it bullying on them.... It's a trait of Clowns, as Vinny stated, they are really damsels and very territorial..... I re-scaped my tank and that helped but its still a mean ole girl....
     
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  6. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    Thanks For Your Help Guys
     
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  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    how long have you had the clown?
     
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  9. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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  10. oldfishkeeper

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    I would then say that the disposition is unlikely to change so you will be limited on adding new tank mates. You could try a smaller similar clown that would likely submit to the larger one and if they find harmony with each other that may reduce some aggression. Do you have an anemone? probably the easiest thing to do is to remove the clown and start fresh but I'm thinking of some other possible options if you are attached :)
     
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  11. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    Yes I Am I Really Like Him, Dont Have An Anemone I Agree I Think Thats Most Likely Why. I Dont Know If Your Experienced With Acans Because I Have Another Question Lol. I Was Moving My Acan The Other Day And Dropped Him Onto A Rock. Hes A Little Shrunk Im A Little Concerned That Hes Not Doing Well. Im Not Very Experienced with Them And Dont Know What A Healthy One Should Look Like. Thanks For All The Help :)
     
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  12. DSC reef

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    The acan should recover as long as you have stable params. I've had rock work fall on mine before and after being upset they recovered nicely.