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Old 10-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Adding multiple pair of fals perc clownfish?

Ok so I acquired all of my friends saltwater stuff since they did not want it any more and I was wondering if I could put their 2 mated false perc clownfish into my 60 gallon that Curently has 2 mated fals perc clownfish. There is plenty of hiding spots and live rock to encourage territories Currently the clownfish are residing in my fuge for the time being till I can sell them or transfer them to the main tank.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Probably a 99.9% chance of you will end up with battle to the death
It's not a good idea,,i'd sell them
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yeah unless you have a very large tank multiple females in a tank is highly discouraged.
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Yeah that is what I am afraid of. I think I will keep them in the fuge for awhile till I set up the 20gall I just got or sell everything. Haven't decided yet.
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So after tanking to the lfs i decided to try it. But I also picked up a black and white clownfish to add at the same time. I have placed 2 mirrors in the tank to help with aggression, and I must say adding the three at the same time along with the 2 Mirrors seems to have worked. There is no aggression yet. All the clownfish follow the black and white one( the biggest of the group) I plan to give an update as things progress
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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its only a matter of time
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:30 AM   #7
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its only a matter of time
Lol let's hope not. I do have a 20 gal at stand by If anything gets to crazy
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5 clownfish in a tank that small is asking for trouble I'm afraid. I hope it works out, but the problem isn't necessarily at the start; it's down the road. At least you have a fuge and an extra 20g tank on standby
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So after tanking to the lfs i decided to try it. But I also picked up a black and white clownfish to add at the same time. I have placed 2 mirrors in the tank to help with aggression, and I must say adding the three at the same time along with the 2 Mirrors seems to have worked. There is no aggression yet. All the clownfish follow the black and white one( the biggest of the group) I plan to give an update as things progress
in about 90% of the cases, id follow advice from people on here before a worker at the lfs.... not sure why you asked for educated opinions and then just completely negated them. i hope that it does work out for you, but make sure the 20 is ready
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Its not that I am negating the information. I took the advice from here and put it into consideration. I figured it wAs worth a shot since I already have the clownfish might as well try. I asked the lfs an they said you can always try but you want to add three at a time so the aggression is spred between the three. I sincerely hope everything works out in the long run. If not I do have a 20gal stand by and the fugue. I plan to keep an update on everything.
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