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Old 01-18-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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keeping various clowns

i've read that keeping different clowns together is not a good idea.

i was at the mall today and they have about a 400 gallon FOWLR and they have about 50 percula clownfish and about 10 skunk clowns and about 10 clarkii clowns. and a bunch of other angels


but how are all these clowns able to live together like that? is it just because of the size of the tank?
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Yes. A 400g tank has plenty of space where they can establish territories seperate from each other. Clowns don't need a whole lot of space, but you won't have much lucky trying to mix them in a 20 or 30g tank.
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I had two clowns in a 125 and they fought all the time. In that big tank you see the fish as they are today. Check back in a month and I`ll bet there`s only half the fish there if they dont add anymore.
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i have a pair in a 55 gallon and they hang out together all the time..... i was thinking about getting a tomato clown, but am unsure
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doubt thats gonna work, I have 2 clowns in a 40 they have a nem they play in all day but they also make a point of swimming around the tank and making sure they let all the other fish know that its still there home
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i have a pair in a 55 gallon and they hang out together all the time..... i was thinking about getting a tomato clown, but am unsure
Don't. Tomatoes can be nasty buggers.
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what about clarkii clowns?
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also get pretty nasty, clownfish are in the same family as damsel fish if im not mistaken and thats why they are more agresive fish, not as much as a damsel but still they can be nasty when they want to
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my best advice on clownfish is pick one you like best . It's very challanging to keep to different types in a small aquarium. most attempts end with bad results. The ones i like the best are the orange & pink skunk clown, percula clown, ocellaris clown (most commonly sold as percula), tomato clown. with the ecception of the tomato clown are a smaller species and very well in trio's. hope this helps

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well i already have a pair of hybrid clowns that are a cross between ocellaris and Darwin (which is all black)
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