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Old 07-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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I just rescued two clowns and a damsel from a dirty tank

Ok, I just rescued two clowns and a damsel from a dirty tank. I have a 20 with two clowns and two shrimp. Also a 150 with a baby trigger, grouper, eel, batfish, and yellow tang. My clowns are babies. The clowns I got are ~2.5". Will the damsel or clowns kill my clowns and shrimp? Can I put them with my grouper? He's around 7". Eel is 1.5' but doesn't eat my 4" trigger. I would rather put the clowns in the 150 and the damsel in the 20. Can I do that???????
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I'd put the clowms in the 150 and hope they arent chow. Damsel should be fine in the 20..if he picks on anything maybe separate him/give to the lfs..
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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More then likely if given the chance the grouper will gobble them up but I'd say the damsel has the best chance in your predator tank but then that leaves you throwing 2 clowns into other clowns territory which would probably also end bad. Honestly you saving them was great but they may be better off just going to a lfs :/
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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Would the damsel get eaten? I'm definitely putting them in one of the tanks. Would they definitely kill the clowns even if they were babies?
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Would the damsel get eaten? I'm definitely putting them in one of the tanks. Would they definitely kill the clowns even if they were babies?
I dont think clowns show mercy

Man, anything added to the 150 has the chance of being eaten
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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They're coming to check on them on Sunday I just don't want them to get eaten....... Ugh idk what to do. I've seen clowns in huge groups at the lfs like 30 and they're fine. Will the damsel kill the shrimp? I just really think they'll get eaten in the 150.
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Damsels are mean fish , I have watched 2 in a tank with a snow flake eel and the eel is *****ed slapped by the damsels as soon as he pokes his nose out.
Not sure about groupers though... That is a different story
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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This is so hard............ I don't want to hurt my fish but I don't want them to get hurt......... I think I'm going to try them in the 20 and watch them for awhile and if they're mean take them out and plop em in the 150.
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This is so hard............ I don't want to hurt my fish but I don't want them to get hurt......... I think I'm going to try them in the 20 and watch them for awhile and if they're mean take them out and plop em in the 150.
Any way you could put a divider in the 20?
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You could always get a couple plastic "critter cages" and keep them inside those with a piece of pvc and drop them into the 150 for a temporary thing
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