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Old 04-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #11
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So it's not the light or food. But when I bought the clown it was with another clown so I bought it to and it has yet to show these changes in behavior and appearance. Hay didn't we all add a blenny to our tanks if so could that possibly be it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:08 AM   #12
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So Petco may have sold me the wrong fish?

Is it really that surprizing?
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:42 AM   #13
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That doesn't look like the black coloring of a percula. It certainly looks like an ocellaris
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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Hey guy's,
I was always told that could only have 2 clownfish. Is it wise to have 4? I mean will they fight or will it be okay? I just lost one last night and I want to get another one once i figure out the problem that just popped up. If I could have more than 2 that would be awesome.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #15
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I have 4 in my 55g for now. I was very careful on which ones I added though. Oscellaris are the least aggressive I read so I have the b&w's and regular old misbarred oscellaris. So far they all hang together and even sleep all together.

I wouldn't go mixing percs and oscellaris or other clowns though. Could lead to aggression issues.
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If it's a smaller tank then the answer would be no, 2 would be all. Having 3 one will be killed off as the other 2 pair up and become aggressive towards it. But in a larger system, IMO a 6' tank where there it a lot of room and territory to occupy you could have 2 pairs of clowns.

People have done it in smaller systems, but I wouldn't recommend it, too much of a chance for problems and death for me
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I have 4 in my 55g for now. I was very careful on which ones I added though. Oscellaris are the least aggressive I read so I have the b&w's and regular old misbarred oscellaris. So far they all hang together and even sleep all together.

I wouldn't go mixing percs and oscellaris or other clowns though. Could lead to aggression issues.
Thats awesome, How long has that set up worked for you?
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I added the last 2 clowns about 3 weeks ago. They are all juveniles so who knows what will happen. I also plan on a 125g upgrade later this year so i took that into consideration when I added them.

How big is your tank and what do you have in there now?
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If it's a smaller tank then the answer would be no, 2 would be all. Having 3 one will be killed off as the other 2 pair up and become aggressive towards it. But in a larger system, IMO a 6' tank where there it a lot of room and territory to occupy you could have 2 pairs of clowns.

People have done it in smaller systems, but I wouldn't recommend it, too much of a chance for problems and death for me
I've got a 75 gal and one clown in it now as of last night. If I did want 4 total how would i go about add'n them? would I get the other 3 at the same time or would I add one to pair up with the one I have now then get the other 2?
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Oh I also forgot to add, I put them all in my 55g at the same time. I had a pair in a 29g so when I upgraded I wanted the other pair. This way therea re no territories formed and they can all start from scratch.

I dream is right though, there is always a chance that they will fight. Me, I was willing to take that chance based on the disposition of the first set of clowns I had. It's reallty all a crap shoot when you come down to it. Any fish can take a dislike to any other fish, recorded or not.
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