Resolved Clowns Fighting.

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  1. Zegermans13

    Zegermans13 Fire Worm

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    Hey guys, ive just added my second fish tonight to my 20gl setup.
    Its my second perc. clown fish. Its been in for about five minutes now and there Fighting pretty aggresivly. Should i do something?

    Ive read different things saying that they do that to assert who turns female?

    lookin for some advice thank you!
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    How big are they?If they have already turned female they cannot change back to male.Are they actually biting each other or just posturing?
     
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  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    If your older clown has been alone, chances are good it's a female, you can just assume so if you've kept it alone for more than 3 months.
    If you just added another female, it's not going to work. Once a female always a female.

    Turn off the lights and move some rock around, if you start to see one clown with frayed fins, or hiding in the corner or breath hard at the surface you need to remove on or the other.

    What type of clowns are these?
     
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  5. Zegermans13

    Zegermans13 Fire Worm

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    I would say biting.
    The larger one was in the tank already.. hes about 1.5" and the second is just a tiny bit smaller
     
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    Zegermans13 Fire Worm

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    there perculas... and my first ones been in the tank for about 2 wks.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Turn off lights move some rocks around if that does not work, remove one.
     
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  9. Zegermans13

    Zegermans13 Fire Worm

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    I shut the lights off and moved a few rocks. ill re post in a few minutes.
    to let you know
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Sometimes they work it out, but one needs to start the submissive shake and shiver, the smaller one probably. If there is a lot of biting, well that is not a good sign at all.
     
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    Ok so they seem to be mellowing out now, staying away from eachother.. The submissive shake and shiver looks as it sounds?
     
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    Also it was biting at first then it turned into .. them just circling around alot and chasing.. an now with the lights off it seems to have calmed down more.. Is this a common thing?
    scared me