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Old 04-09-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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Clowns and Green Chromis

I have 2 clowns for 6 months and just added 3 green chromis into my 20gal today. Will I have nasty fighting problem with them? 5 fishes too many for a 20gal? If not I would think of adding some other fish as well. Hope you guys can comment. Thanks.
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The clowns and the chromis wouldn't have any problem. Although the clowns "might" pick on the chromis if they feel like it 5 fishes in a 20G... according the the "rule of thumb" is overstocked. IMO "experienced" aquarists can/may overstock if they can keep the water's chemistry stable (using sump/fuge to increase water volume, good skimmer, regular WC and other medias). It depends on how dedicate u r at fishkeeping. Well that's just how i think of it. I wouldn't add anymore fish if i were you tho. HTH
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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My percs that were in my 55 for a few years did not care for the 5 chromis I added.. They chased and bit them from day one. Soon my pseudochromis joined in.. I only have one left that I was able to catch and put in my fuge..
So its a 50/50 shot.. If they are not fighting now then you are probably good.
No more fish in a 20, when they grow you will be overstocked and very cramped.
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You should not have issues between perc and chromis. I agree that you are pushing the limits of a 20 gallon tank. Keep a close eye on your water parameters and do not skimp on PWC's.
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in my previous tank i had a few chromis with a clown and they got along fine...but i second the fact that 5 fish is pushing it for 20 gal. water changes, water changes, water changes
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Thanks for the input guys, really appreciate it. since day one I started on my 20g I am doing 10-15% waterchange every week is that enough? Or do I need to do it more frequently? Cheers.
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IMO, weekf, ur WC is frequent enuf. Good luck
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I bought 2 percs and 5 chromis... the chromis died off one by one (bad batch I guess), but one survived and is thriving...
He schools with the two clowns and they don't mind him tagging along one bit..
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I am doing 10-15% waterchange every week is that enough?
That all depends on your water parameters. May need more or maybe less, the tank will let you know.
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