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Old 06/13/2019, 08:22 PM   #1
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Mated pair for years, now the male is attacking the female

Strange question... Mated pair of clowns, together for years in the same tank, same nems, lay eggs on a regular basis.

Out of nowhere, the male is attacking the female, and by attacking, I mean he has taken a bite out of her tail, aggressively chases her around the tank, and when he can, keeps her subdued under the nems.

Just a few minutes ago, they both are submitting to each other... makes absolutely no sense.

I have had clowns in the past, paired, laying eggs, etc, but have never seen this happen

Also, they never leave their nems, except for feeding. Tonight, they are all over the tank, back and forth to the nems


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Old 06/14/2019, 12:09 PM   #2
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Did you make any changes, especially to the light intensity and spectrum?

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Old 06/14/2019, 08:22 PM   #3
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No changes at all. This reef has been running for years, and other than corals growing out, its the same.

They have owned the front right corner of the tank since they were added when the tank was setup.


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Old 07/03/2019, 01:05 PM   #4
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This behavior can occur when there is a full moon.

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