View Full Version : Pair that is now fighting

09/20/2017, 03:33 PM
Please help! I have had a pair of beautiful Darwin clownfish (pair) for almost a year. Just recently the female has been battering the male to the point I had to put him in very small tank to save him from more wounds and stress. I have no idea why this has happened . Does anyone know? Especially having them for almost a year. I bought them together because they were always a pair. Thank you in advance

09/20/2017, 05:36 PM


Conventional wisdom says clownfish will mate for life. However, sometimes they don't read the directions.

I am guessing something caused the female to think the other is also female. You get that sometimes with maroon clowns, where two juveniles will both develop as females. Unfortunately, I suspect there is no going back with this pair.

I suggest you post your question in the Anemone and Clownfish forum. You are more likely to catch the eye of someone with more clownfish experience.