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Worried about putting another clown in the nano


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    handlevandal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Worried about putting another clown in the nano

    So I spent the day yesterday moving all the livestock but the little clownfish from the nano into the big tank and moving the anemones and the big clownfish over to the nano. Yeah, it took the whole bloody day, but I got everything moved and they were all looking like they survived when I went to bed last night. I was really worried about the great big and very little clownfish being in the little tank together since clowns can be so mean and their sizes are very different. I watched them for a couple of hours as they got put in the nano with the two green btas before I had the chance to acclimate all the corals and get them moved. The big clown took a few swipes at the little one but no head butting or anything so I though they might manage to mark their territories and live together. I made sure to put two nems in there and plan to put more in that tank. I'm picking up an rbta from my boss when he gets back from vacation and plan on just leaving the tank like that for a long time, but that all depended on the clownfish behaving and maybe even being civil with each other in the near future.

    Got up this morning to find this

    clowns - Worried about putting another clown in the nano

    Now I'm hoping they don't get 'too close' as I have no idea what I'd do with a swarm of clowns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlevandal View Post
    So I spent the day yesterday moving all the livestock but the little clownfish from the nano into the big tank and moving the anemones and the big clownfish over to the nano. Yeah, it took the whole bloody day, but I got everything moved and they were all looking like they survived when I went to bed last night. I was really worried about the great big and very little clownfish being in the little tank together since clowns can be so mean and their sizes are very different. I watched them for a couple of hours as they got put in the nano with the two green btas before I had the chance to acclimate all the corals and get them moved. The big clown took a few swipes at the little one but no head butting or anything so I though they might manage to mark their territories and live together. I made sure to put two nems in there and plan to put more in that tank. I'm picking up an rbta from my boss when he gets back from vacation and plan on just leaving the tank like that for a long time, but that all depended on the clownfish behaving and maybe even being civil with each other in the near future.

    Got up this morning to find this

    clowns - Worried about putting another clown in the nano

    Now I'm hoping they don't get 'too close' as I have no idea what I'd do with a swarm of clowns!

    awesome, there wont be a swarm of clowns lol if they made and lay eggs, they usually never survive in the aquarium, you have to set up a special tank to raise them. Usually they just become food.

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    Thats a sweet pic!!!

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    handlevandal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Oh good, being a mom myself I can sorta understand eating the kids. There were times...

    I moved the little blue and yellow angel into the big tank which already had a flame angel in there and I'm watching them now. It won't be easy to catch the little blue one to move it back into the nano but the big tank is already a mess from the quick add stuff routine from yesterday and I'll have to rearrange the rocks etc next weekend anyway. So far so good as I've only seen the flame chase the blue a few times and the little blue guy is not a wallflower so this should be interesting over the course of the next week. BTW - There are tons of hiding places in the big tank so I think the little blue angel will survive the week if they can't seem to get along.

    Sometimes I wonder why I do this.

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