Clownfish mate lost what now ?

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I had a clownfish for about 3 years it had a mate and then i got another clownfish and they bonded well no fighting at all . I currently lost this clownfish and now have a female I noticed a change in personality since it’s a lot more shyer it used to come up to the glass during feeding but is more shy. What can I do? Should I get another clownfish?
 

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It may not even be a mate thing. I noticed that with some fish if you remove another fish other fish will hide. For instance when I worked in a fish store I had a foxface that every time I sold a fish in its tank it would go to its stress camo colors and hide for like a week.

Anyways I think fish know the community they are in and when they lose a fish that is a part of that they may feel threatened.

You could add another clown but there is a chance that they will not pair and the female will kill it. Its happened to me and a friend of mine but most times they get along fine
 

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I had to separate my breeding pair due to aggression. You can see the “ i miss her behavior “ but he’s lucky I let him remain. I gave him a bubble tip which he’s taken on to
 

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Get her a tiny mate. I've seen it first hand. The big girls choose very small mates. I'm going to assume it's her way of maintaining dominance (survival) in the wild.
 
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Get her a tiny mate. I've seen it first hand. The big girls choose very small mates. I'm going to assume it's her way of maintaining dominance (survival) in the wild.
So i recently lost my smaller clownfish (He jumped) that was bonded with the bigger female. They are snowflakes, does it matter if the next clownfish is a different type. Such as a cheap regular one?
 

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So i recently lost my smaller clownfish (He jumped) that was bonded with the bigger female. They are snowflakes, does it matter if the next clownfish is a different type. Such as a cheap regular one?
It just depends on your female. I'd try it.
 

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