10 Gallon Tank Clownfish Aggressive Only at Night?

JtheFishMan

I've had my two clownfish for about a month now, so I do not think they have officially paired yet. However, they do often show the common signs, such as shaking at eachother, chasing around (not bitting though), and others. But, it does seem like the soon - to - be female of the pair seems to get a little more aggressive towards the night time. I do feed my clowns at night, so do you think that is the reason why?

My other clownfish doesn't have any nipped fins at this time, and never had any, but the other clown does seem to be getting increasingly aggressive as the day goes on. They also sleep together in the same rock crevice, which is defintely a good sign. Is this normal clownfish behavior? Again, MY FISH HAVE NO NIPPED FINS OR INJURIES.
 

Jesterrace

It's possible it's just a dominance thing particularly at feeding time. I have a Melanurus and Blue Star Leopard Wrasse and they do periodically squabble but when it's feeding time it actively chases off the Blue Star Leopard. I don't worry though because my Blue Star Leopard is as opportunistic as they come and knows how to get more than it's fair share of food while the Melanurus is distracted.
 
Upvote 0

JtheFishMan

It's possible it's just a dominance thing particularly at feeding time. I have a Melanurus and Blue Star Leopard Wrasse and they do periodically squabble but when it's feeding time it actively chases off the Blue Star Leopard. I don't worry though because my Blue Star Leopard is as opportunistic as they come and knows how to get more than it's fair share of food while the Melanurus is distracted.
Yes, that is what I am thinking, just a slight rise in aggression when feeding time comes around. I think I can tell which clownfish is going to be the female and ruler, just a matter of time of when it happens. Thank you so much for your help.
 
Upvote 0

Similar Aquarium Threads

  • Question
Replies
3
Views
126
Jesterrace
  • Question
Replies
1
Views
211
ChrissFishes01
55 Gallon Tank Is something wrong?
Replies
7
Views
103
Flyfisha
Replies
2
Views
99
bcsay720
Replies
10
Views
117
Proxxci

Random Great Thread

Latest Aquarium Threads

Top Bottom