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jdecorse25 02-26-2007 11:56 AM

Really strange behavior in my clown.
 
My husband was watching our tank last night and he saw the larger of the clowns go up and bite the tip of lionfish's barbs. It wasn't bitten off, but it is hanging there now. The clown fish is fine. Just out of no-where, the clown just swam up and bit him. Is there something wrong? Should I be worried?

Melissa 02-26-2007 11:59 AM

hmmm..i have never heard of this before. usually fish tend to steer clear.

usmc121581 02-26-2007 01:14 PM

Maybe he is protecting what his. My bigger clown will swim up and bit me when I stick my hand in the tank.

caferacermike 02-26-2007 04:27 PM

Clown fish are just large damsels that people like the looks of. They are actually mean little creatures despite what you saw in that movie. They will absolutely attack any fish that is considered a threat or to close to their territory. Size is of no importance to them. Think of them like Japanese Kamakazi fighters.

musho3210 02-26-2007 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by caferacermike
Clown fish are just large damsels that people like the looks of. They are actually mean little creatures despite what you saw in that movie. They will absolutely attack any fish that is considered a threat or to close to their territory. Size is of no importance to them. Think of them like Japanese Kamakazi fighters.

except the good thing about them is that they arent always suicidal like the kamikazees

caferacermike 02-26-2007 10:52 PM

I don't know about that. I think I just read it attacked a lion fish. Sounds kinda suicidal to me.

jdecorse25 02-27-2007 01:36 PM

Suicidal
 
I definitly think that move was suicidal. The lionfish is practically a baby, but the size defference is enormous. The little one (clown) is usually the brave one. The lionfish just kind of looked at him like, "What the f @&%?" Thanks you guys! I was kind of worried. Not sure why, but I was. :yourock:

musho3210 02-27-2007 03:59 PM

i said they arent ALWAYS suicidal, which means that sometimes they can be, must be the peer pressure and drugs, what are our fishes getting to in a our tanks....

jdecorse25 02-28-2007 12:46 PM

Suicidal clown
 
I can just see it, the little guy, "Big C" daring the big one, "Tiny" to go beat up the big guy. IT WAS A HIT AND RUN!!! Go back into the castle and hide, "That was awesome man!." "Did you see me? I beat the $%@* out of him! He ain't got nuttin on me!" Bunch of big shots! :sarcastic:


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