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Old 10-17-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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How many clowns in one tank

If I'm just sticking with perculas( snowflakes, mocha, and frostbite) how many can I have safely in a 55 gal. All tank raised and would love at least a pair of each


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Old 10-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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Probably three they need at least two to three gallons per inch of clownfish
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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I don't agree, only one pair of clowns in a 55 - even paired they will fight...


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Old 10-17-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Unless it's a harem tank, which is a different story, 2.
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Unless it's a harem tank, which is a different story, 2.
Agree with both. Clowns are hyper aggressive and sticking more than a single pair in a 55g is going to result in all but 2 dying. Unless, like macscale stated it's a harem tank.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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And harem tanks can go badly also
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How many clowns in one tank

Clown can live in large groups in the wild, but they keep to their own types. As damsels, they pick on each other constantly, but in groups of 20-100 there isn't one fish that gets all the negative attention. In a captive system, this can work but then all terribly go wrong for little obvious reasons.

Cleaning the tank or even putting your bare hand in will be a eye opening experience with a swarm of clowns.


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I have repeatedly said ask 10 reefers one question and you will get 8 to 10 different answers most of which will simply confuse you. This is a case in point.

So, whatís the real answer? It depends on your level of experience, age of the system, type of filter system, water parameters, your husbandry habits and more.

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tub is a total of 20 clowns, one yellow tang, 4 large Banggai Cardinals, two Neon Damsels, 8 Flame Scallops, numerous snails, and blue leg hermits, and an assortment of soft and hard corals. The system consists of a 70 gal sump, pump, and four koralia circulating pumps. Lots of flow, all fish fed three times a day, etc, etc, etc.

While this system is a bit larger than yours, it just shows what can be done. What is your level of experience?

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I have repeatedly said ask 10 reefers one question and you will get 8 to 10 different answers most of which will simply confuse you. This is a case in point.

So, whatís the real answer? It depends on your level of experience, age of the system, type of filter system, water parameters, your husbandry habits and more.

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tub is a total of 20 clowns, one yellow tang, 4 large Banggai Cardinals, two Neon Damsels, 8 Flame Scallops, numerous snails, and blue leg hermits, and an assortment of soft and hard corals. The system consists of a 70 gal sump, pump, and four koralia circulating pumps. Lots of flow, all fish fed three times a day, etc, etc, etc.

While this system is a bit larger than yours, it just shows what can be done. What is your level of experience?

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As pointed out on this thread already, a harem tank works for clowns. Its important to know that it's either a go big or go home proposition. You have to have a sizable school to keep more than a pair.
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