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Old 11/30/2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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Female clown killing male

After 2+ years together, bought as bonded pair, my female Perc is relentlessly chasing and nipping at my male.


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Old 11/30/2020, 05:29 PM   #2
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She wants a divorce Gary. Sorry man couldn't resist


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Old 11/30/2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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Have they laid eggs before? The first few times my pair did, she was pretty nasty. It's like she was trying to "train" him. If you could catch one and separate them, it may start again when you put them back together, but no real way to know. I turned my lights off, but it really didn't help. Tell me your reason for having them. Are you wanting to breed them?


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Old 12/01/2020, 09:34 AM   #4
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The guy's gotta learn to stand up for himself like this guy:

https://youtu.be/epOHwz2nlXk


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Old 12/01/2020, 05:52 PM   #5
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Maybe give him his own anemone at the opposite end of the tank?


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Old 12/02/2020, 01:28 PM   #6
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Maybe he isn't all that she was expecting him to be?


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Old 12/02/2020, 05:29 PM   #7
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I have had females behave aggressively toward their partner briefly but it was mostly to show whose the boss. If this is truly relentless then you should probably separate them before the male is killed.
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Old 12/06/2020, 02:13 PM   #8
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Has long as she isnít doing any damage to the male it should settle down.


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Old 12/10/2020, 03:43 PM   #9
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It only lasted a day or two and they are once again best buds.


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