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Old 07-19-2005, 12:46 AM   #1
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Clowns and damsels

How many clowns and damsels would a I be able to get into a 36 gal tank?? Also will these fish be alright to live togather?


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Old 07-19-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Should be fine together. I would stick to one pair of clowns and 2-3 Damsels. Chromis would be nice, not very aggressive and like to school.
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I was thinking of the 3 or 4 stripe damsel and the False Ocellaris Clown.
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:28 AM   #4
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The striped damsels tend to be among the most aggressive. I have one ( a 4-stripe) and he really limits any new tank mates. They pick one everyone. Fortunately I have a large clarki clown that was given to me ( he is at east 7 years old). I call hom "the peacekeeper" . He keeps the damsel from picking on everyone.
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i have two yellow yail damsels and two clowns in my 47 and they are doing fine.
Move some rocks around when you put the new guys in.
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I plan on getting them all at the same time. I have not even set up the tank as of yet. just looking ahead.
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Don't be surprised to see the Damsels becoming territorial as time goes on.
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okay. Thanks for the advice. Is there anything I could get for the clowns to hide from the damsels?? I thought that they were able to hide in like anemones. Any advise on how I should set up my tank with the decor??

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You can always add rock with lots of bolt holes, but the Damsels become territorial regardless. If any fish comes within their territory, they chase it away. If an obnoxious, aggressive little dog could be a fish, it would be a Damsel. Quarry had a good idea about Chromis. They're beautiful fish and very peaceful.
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...and they come in shiny green or blue (most likely green, tho)

Your false clown will have three anemone's to choose from - the most likely being the bubble-tipped/BTA (the other two require heavy lighting, and the clown isn't as likely to host them -- at least in my experience).
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