Originally Posted by redsea
Sorry for your loss.
If you do decide to try one more fish, I would try taking the Clowns out and rearranging the rockwork. Then you would add your new fish, and let him get accustomed to his new tank. After this you can add the Clowns again.
I am not sure if this will work, but it is just an idea.
If I try moving the clown out I won't be rearranging the rockwork as I finally have everything situated right concerning water flow, accessibility, coral placement according to lighting needs, and water flow, and had to position the corals away from the anemone after it stayed it's desired location. If I move the rockwork I take a risk of the nem moving and either stinging corals or getting caught in the powerhead or move behind some rock where it's invisible and hard to feed. Good advice though! Just won't work for me. I've been thinking of starting a new nano and may just do it now then transfer the clowns into that tank for a while and move them back in a few weeks after I've added the fish I want. I just need them to establish a new territory and I don't think they will be as aggressive once I transfer them back. Again, it may be that their highly aggressive behavior is due to them hosting an anemone. Being aggressive towards other clowns is understandable, but killing a bottom dwelling goby is a bit more surprising to me although my thoughts don't come from very much experience.
I did however ask the LFS
if it would be an issue adding the watchman and clown goby before I bought them and he replied "more than likely not" and this guy doesn't lie to me just so I'll buy the fish. He has always been honest and very knowledgeable. He's even taken fish and inverts back and gave me credit when things didn't work out in the past but that's all besides the point. Sorry for rambling, it's all this shoulda-coulda-woulda stuff running through my head. When a fish dies in your tank there comes a feeling that you have to replace it to fill the void and take your focus off of what happened and focus then on what you can do now, you know? Lol I'm so bad at rambling!
Thanks for caring everyone!