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Old 09-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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So you always hear how to have 2 pairs of clowns in a tank you need a larger tank. So this may amaze some people.


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The above picture is my pairs of clarkii and true percula clowns in a BIOCUBE 29. these fish have been together for 5 weeks on the day, and actually seem to love it! They are all always together and love to blow bubbles at each other and catch them. The percs host my pagoda coral while the clarkiis host the frogspawn/hammer/torch directly above the pagoda. Please note these pictures were taken right at lights on so the corals are not Yet open. I have a 3 stripe damsel and the clownfish group up to fend him off when he gets pushy. It's quite hilarious IMO.
This may amaze some people or annoy others who knows. It may be just reallllly odd luck but I wanted to share my success with other reefers.
My current stock list includes:
-2x Clarkii Clowns
-2x True Percula clowns
-1x 3 stripe Damselfish
-1x Coral Beauty Angel
-1x Blue Mandarin Dragonette
-1x Rainsfords Goby
-1x Tiger Shrimp Goby
-1x Royal Gramma Basslet

As of today my parameters are as follows
Ammo: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
Salinity: 1.023
Phosphate: 0
Calcium: 450
Magnesium: 1400
Iodide: 0.05

Please give me your honest thoughts WITHOUT BASHING. I've heard the 1 inch per 5 gallons and stuff enough.
For anyone know cares to know I am upgrading to a 220g tank within the next 4-6 months.
Thanks in advance all!
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Here is a better picture of the clowns.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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Here is a better picture of the clowns.
Thats pretty cool. If it works it works. My clowns host a open brain.lol. They are silly fish
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That they are. They are quite entertaining haha. For the first week I had my perculas they hosted my orange digitata. Once I got my pagoda they fell in love instantly. They were trying to push my hand away from it as I was gluing it into the tank.
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That is awesome. What I read Said once a female develops that is when problems happen. Not what I know, just what I heard. Keep us posted on the groups relationship.
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My female clarkii is actually already laying eggs every 2 weeks. The pair of percs are also a mature breeding pair and have laid eggs once so far since they were added. We will see if problems arise but to date things have been better than expected.
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My female clarkii is actually already laying eggs every 2 weeks. The pair of percs are also a mature breeding pair and have laid eggs once so far since they were added. We will see if problems arise but to date things have been better than expected.
That is great!
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Sounds like you must have hit the lottery with clown temperament. Mine are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.....
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Once one set starts laying eggs they will kill the others. Even in your 200. Good luck.
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Mebbid I agree its pure luck. That comment made me laugh. That's how I feel about my damsel and I can't catch him. May order a commercial fish trap soon


And bige as was stated both females lay eggs. The clarkii once every 2 week's and the percs once since I got them
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