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I have a 29 gallon tank, have 3 green blue chromis and a watchman gobie. I tried to put in two clown fishes and they died. The chromis were put in the tank first and appear to have picked on the clowns. Took 8 days for the first one to die and the other one died the next day. The chromis are almost 2 inches. Thinking about removing the chromis, and adding two clowns and a couple cardinals, then waiting a few weeks and adding a royal gramma. The chromis appear to be running the tank. Will be looking to add light and corals once the tank is older, is two months old. Thsnks
 
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I have a 29 gallon tank, have 3 green blue chromis and a watchman gobie. I tried to put in two clown fishes and they died. The chromis were put in the tank first and appear to have picked on the clowns. Took 8 days for the first one to die and the other one died the next day. The chromis are almost 2 inches. Thinking about removing the chromis, and adding two clowns and a couple cardinals, then waiting a few weeks and adding a royal gramma. The chromis appear to be running the tank. Will be looking to add light and corals once the tank is older, is two months old. Thsnks
I wouldn't add or remove anything until you figure out why they are dying. It's not a normal thing.
 

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I wouldn't add or remove anything until you figure out why they are dying. It's not a normal thing.
i agree with this. clowns are one of the staple fish to a tank that is new, and are very hardy. unless they had illness issues to start, they shouldnt randomly die that easy. 80 nitrite is pretty high, but im still sceptical about it being the cause. it probably is, but i would also look to know what your ammonia and nitrite are like?
 
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What were the size of the clowns? Totally possible that the chromis took them out as they can be territorial sometimes IME. One time I added some to my tank and they took a few shots at my niger trigger just for kicks (more like self-defense). More likely though there probably is a problem other than the one listed. How about a little more background on the clownfish? Where you got them, whether they were eating well, etc. Clowns are one of the hardiest fish out there so something is definitely amiss...

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i agree with this. clowns are one of the staple fish to a tank that is new, and are very hardy. unless they had illness issues to start, they shouldnt randomly die that easy. 80 nitrite is pretty high, but im still sceptical about it being the cause. it probably is, but i would also look to know what your ammonia and nitrite are like
 
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What were the size of the clowns? Totally possible that the chromis took them out as they can be territorial sometimes IME. One time I added some to my tank and they took a few shots at my niger trigger just for kicks (more like self-defense). More likely though there probably is a problem other than the one listed. How about a little more background on the clownfish? Where you got them, whether they were eating well, etc. Clowns are one of the hardiest fish out there so something is definitely amiss...

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Got them from a good private pet store. They were active and eating pellets and frozen. They were on the small size, about an inch plus. The 3 chromis are very active, but would allow the clowns to eat.
 
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Got them from a good private pet store. They were active and eating pellets and frozen. They were on the small size, about an inch plus. The 3 chromis are very active, but would allow the clowns to eat.
Got a yellow watchman the same day and that is doing fine.
 
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Think I figured it out now. Lost a chromis today, other two have rapid gill movement. Clownfish Disease, hopefully I can find Medication before it is two late.
 
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