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Old 02/16/2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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How long to let clownfish fight before separating?


I have a black ice clown that I added a bullet hole clownfish to yesterday. They have started to lip-lock and fight and I’m wondering how long this generally persists before forming a bond (if that’s what ends up happening)?
Both fish are around 1.75-2,” so I assumed there would be a bit of dominance struggle, but didn’t realize how brutal they’d be!

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Old 02/16/2020, 03:44 PM   #2
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Add a mirror

Will diffuse the aggression

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Old 02/17/2020, 01:07 PM   #3
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Place one a breeder box so they can get used to each other without killing each other. Worked for me with Maroons.

Pairs: 4 percula, 3 P. kauderni, 3 D. excisus, 1 ea of P. diacanthus, S. splendidus, C. altivelis O. rosenblatti, D. janssi, S. yasha & a Gramma loreto trio
3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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