Clarkii video, why are they fighting?

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  1. fishes2889

    fishes2889 Aquaculturist R2R Supporter

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    Hey guys and gals,

    I did a video on my digi cam, and its not that great but it shows a great example of my Clarkii's defending thier territory.

    The problem i am having is when i put this LTA 2 days ago one of the clowns jumped into it and other did not for one reason...the other one wont let him come near it. They were getting along fine before the anenome came in to the picture. None of the fighting is bad but i just wanted to know if its going to take time for these guys to et along in the same anenome.

    Heres the vid:
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    Thanks For Watching

    Steve :)
     
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    fishes2889 Aquaculturist R2R Supporter

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    Oh yeah and at the end of the video is where the one chases the other.

    I just want them to be friends... :)

    Steve
     
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    this one killed its mate after 2 years. does this clown look like yours [​IMG]steve
     
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    Yup its exactly like mine. Mine are very young right now so i dont there will be a prob, but just wondered.

    How old were they when the one killed the other?

    Steve
     
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    they were about 2 1/2. I've tried 3 atemps with others after and it want except none of them. I took her out put in QT for 4 days , then added one right after taking her out. and she still killed it. so she's a loner now. and loves it i Quess, seems happy. I dunno
     
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    Hmm, i added mine at the same time. I had one in my 5.5g and then bought the other and dumped them in. They were getting along and were showing signs of pairing(one was shaking to show that he was submissive). But since i added that anen....i dunno either

    Steve :)
     
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    Well i just did sort of an experiment. :) What i did was i made the other non hosting clarkii(most likely to be the male) go over to the anenome. He immediatly went inside of it and both of them were in there. Then i took the other Clarkii(agreessor) out of the anen and put him over to the other side of the tank. With both being on opposite sides, i thought great.

    The aggreessor Clarkii(most likely the female to be) went over to the anenome and chased at the male. The male stayed around and they sort of did a ritual. The female kept on puffing her lips an the male kept on shaking.(kinda like with humans) :) I have read and seen that male clowns do shake vigorously to show that they are submissive towards the female. They kept doing this for 2 min. until verything was back to the way it started, though, not as territorial. I am assuming that they are just working things out. They are young have yet to change sexes (im assuming). But it looks as if it is becoming apparent.

    Thanks for reading my thoughts and experiment with my clowns > :)
    Steve
     
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    jessiesgrrl Hasslehoff is NOT Hot!

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    Wow, Steve, I hope it works out ok. Keep them well fed, maybe it will help??? Wish I could say something really smart, but I have never found a way to ensure mating... Heck, my marriage is hard enough without encouraging FISH!!

    lol
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    LOL. :D I am feedin them abnormally heavy just so they grow and mature.

    Cant help you there....lol

    Steve
     
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    Ok so the lights go out on the tank. The male jumps in the anen and the female nips at him but he wont budge. They we actually "lip" locked for a bit but then got over it. No they are sleeping together in thier anenome. I just dont get it... LOL

    Steve :)
     
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    I guess love is hard sometimes. It takes work :) Hopefully they have sorted it out.

    Sandy
     
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    Yeah it is fun to see so far....

    The female seems to wear the fins in this relationship. :)

    lol
    Steve
     
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    Clowns

    Just a thought, would another anemone help? One for each of them.....
     
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    If it ever gets to bad, and they wont get along in the same tank i will remove one.....plus i dont have space for another anenome. Ive got a condy too.

    For right now they are young so i figure they can work it out now.....:)

    Steve
     
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    jessiesgrrl Hasslehoff is NOT Hot!

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    Maybe he was stealing the covers!!
    LOL
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    I swear these clowns potray human relationships and actions... :)

    LOL
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