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Clown Harrassment

Posted By: Linda Sobering <ming@indy.net>
Date: Thursday, 8 April 1999, at 4:20 p.m.

I have 5 clowns (3"), 2 coloured loaches (2 1/2")(believe modesta) and 8 zebra danios in a 29 gal tank. Last night all 5 clowns went nuts, dashing all over the tank, being chased by one of the blues. After 1/2 hour of watching this frenzy, I turned out their light which seemed to calm them down. I got up in the night to find all 5 clowns sleeping vertically against their slate. Peace! This morning it started again, but now the clowns are after the blue. They will not let it be...keep bumping it from under its rock, then chasing it. They even appear to be stalking it. One clown on top of the rock, 2 to the rear, 1 in front and the last off watching. The "rear" flank bunts the blue and the chase is on. Strangely, even the danios are getting into the act and seem to be taunting it by zipping in and ou