Clown Wars

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Hi guys! In need of some advice please.
So I've had my 2 picasso clowns for nearly 2 weeks, they have not been exactly friendly but today they are fairly going at each other  :'(
They are almost the same size, just over a inch. One has had a injured fin for 3 days, I suspect now from fighting... :mad:
Is it possible at the size they are I could have 2 females? They are fighting over the small anemone even though there's a bigger one around the back  :(
What do you think the best plan would be?
Let them fight it out-  @£45 each I'd hate for something to happen, that and they are lovely.
Sump one for a while- they both seem equally aggressive so doubt this would achieve anything?
Rehome one...  :'(
Any other ideas?

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Reply #1

I had the same problem and ended up installing a divider in the tank to split them up. They were split up for 5 months while i was feeding what i thought to be the female (was slightly bigger) as much as she would eat and then i joined them and they were fine. you may be able to sump one and do something similar.

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Reply #2

The sump is so small... i'll think on it tonight, thanks!
There's loads of space but they have to fight over 1 small anemone lol

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Reply #3

Personally, I think they're pretty harmless. I'd be tempted to see what nature does. Common clowns (which is what they essentially are) aren't really capable of much damage, so just see how it pans out.  :heyyy:
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Reply #4

A few bite marks this morning on the slightly smaller clown, bigger one with injured fin seems to be winning/being the aggressor.
As you say Mike, for the time they spend arguing very little damage has been caused, and that fin can't be that bad or it wouldn't be the current victor!
I just hope they settle...  :|
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2016 3:16:30 pm by Chilax

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