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Problems with Clowns

Posted By: FishFinger
Date: Monday, 13 November 2000, at 6:18 p.m.

Hi,

After adding three Clown Loaches to my tank, the first couple of days they were peacefull, now after about a week they have started to attack all my Danios and each of the Danios has has their tails nipped, some have lost there fins completly from being happy fish they now just stay at the bottom not moving and in hell of a state, to make things worse the Clowns have had a go at one of the Danios and one of them has lost his eye, very sadly, I have had to get rid of all the Danios to prevent them from going on with this bullying. Then to make things WORSE they are now going for my 2 Bala sharks, of which are really peacefull and would'nt har a thing and now I am concerned for them as well.

My point is WHY are the clowns doing this, I was led to believe they were peacefull fish and excellent for a community tank. So WHY are they so aggressive???????????

Thanks

FishFinger