Are my clownfish pairing?

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  1. Summersfall

    Summersfall Plankton

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    I have a 60 gallon tank that I bought about 4 weeks ago and has been doing great. I recently bought 3 true clownfish and two blue damsels. Everything was going great until one of my damsels freaked himself out and swam into the glass tank wall:angry: Then the other one just died unexpectedly ~Im having great luck~​

    Anyway, now I'm left with the three clownfish. Two have been side by side a lot and chase the remaining clownfish off. They usually slap each other with their fins or tails, nip at each other, and twitch on their sides. I have been wanting to breed clownfish for a while now and I'm hopeing this is a progressive sign ;D What is your advice on this behavior and breeding?​

    I will try to get up pictures of them for you to see:)
     
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  3. SnooknRedz

    SnooknRedz Vlamingii Tang

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    4 weeks ago and you had 5 fish in it already??? i would give u advice on slowing down, as i think a few others might, but as far as the clowns go for your sake i hope they live long enough to make it to breeding.
     
  4. TheSaltwaterGuy

    TheSaltwaterGuy Banned

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    +1. let everything adjust so that your tank can can handle a bigger bioload. as for the clown i think they might be pairing, but then take the out the one thats by itself because the pair might kill it i think.
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    +1 TSG, get the single out or you will have a dead one.
     
  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Agreed. It sounds like they are pairing up, and they will kill the third. So get him out as soon as possible!
     
  7. Summersfall

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    Ok sounds like a good idea, I don't want my fish stressed out so I will either take the third clownfish back or put him in another tank :)
     
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  9. lam2558

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    +1 can you show a pic of the pair