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Old 02/05/2020, 03:45 PM   #1
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Blood Orange Clownfish - Weird Pairing & Aggression

Hey y'all!

I've got an interesting tale of my two 1.5" blood orange clowns picked up from my LFS ~2.5 weeks ago. For description's sake, one is darker, "Stormy", other is bright orange "Neon".

Upon putting them into the tank, Stormy was showing way more aggression to Neon, and, about 5 days after pickup at LFS, Neon was shimmying next to Stormy. This happened for approximately a week, and, I thought, according to what I've read, Stormy would grow to be female, and, Neon the submissive male.

However, after returning from a weekend away, I've come back to find Stormy badly beaten up and have witnessed Neon relentlessly on the attack, so, a complete 180 degree reversal from where I thought this was headed.

I've currently got Neon in a clear breeder basket, letting Stormy get some calm and heal up.

What should I do? My current plan is to keep Neon in breeder basket for ~1 week, let Stormy heal up and swim freely, release Neon, and, see how it goes. If Neon bullies badly again, rinse and repeat. Thoughts?

Thank you!

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Old 02/12/2020, 07:10 AM   #2
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Blood orange are part maroon. They are aggressive still. I had a pair and noticed that immediately. Is it possible the male is regular ocellaris? You can also tape a small mirror to the tank so the female spends more time attacking its reflection which allows the male to avoid attacks. Iíve done this and it worked.

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