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Just started in the marine fish world and have 120l nano tank, tank has been cycled for over 4 months now, dry rock, live sand. Added a pair of Clowns from the LFS mid December. They are the only fish, they have settled in fine but notice that sometimes one of them goes speeding over to the other one and gives them a bump. Noticed today the one has a tear, piece missing on the pelvic fin. Has the one given the other a nip or could it be some disease?

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Reply #1

Probably had a nip from his buddy, looks clean so hopefully will heal up

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Minor aggressive behaviour is nor al. Showing who's boss.
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@mrgt4mark those are nice clowns btw, what kind are they?

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Thanks, they are quite beautiful when you study them carefully. I honestly dont know what they are. Snowflake, extra Snowflake, black ice platinum. I just wanted a pair to get the tank started and my local Maidenhead Aquatics store in Thornbury had them. They were a bit more than I expected to pay for my first fish at £150 the pair but everyone in the household likes them. Need to get something else in there now.

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Thanks, they are quite beautiful when you study them carefully. I honestly dont know what they are. Snowflake, extra Snowflake, black ice platinum. I just wanted a pair to get the tank started and my local Maidenhead Aquatics store in Thornbury had them. They were a bit more than I expected to pay for my first fish at £150 the pair but everyone in the household likes them. Need to get something else in there now.

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I think the shops are pretty flexible with the names!  Pretty fish anyway whatever it is!

I had a google and the closest I could find was 'frostbite'.

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Yes ,they were always referred to as Snowflakes. When you breed these little fish apparently mismarks are due to nutrition issues,tho with the Snowflakes it would have to be a natural mutation ?

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Clowns eh? I had to take back to my LFS a matched mature pair of ocellaris as it looked like they were breeding so got aggresive to other fish causing their demise.
Now to replace them, I got two tank-bred perculas, but they're MINISCULE (less than half an inch long)  and as such they are lying around the feet of my circulating pump in the QT, hardly moving as if playing dead.
Luckily, the yellow tang, the biggest fish in the QT, is not bothering them, but he does seem to swim near them on a regular basis-extremely annoying as it's freaking the two little mites out.

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Hopefully they might perk up ,but they should be lively ,sometimes they try to host things like powerheads  for some reason. No sign of any whiteish sheen on their bodies?
I dont think its right selling such tiny fish ,they have come from a breeder to a wholesaler then on to new homes. Its a lot for a little fish. Personally I wouldnt buy anything so small.

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