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Old 04-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Mixing clownfish

I have a 55gal tank with 2 ocelaris clowns and I was thinking of adding 2 black saddleback clowns. Anyone ever run into trouble with mixing these fish?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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It's not really a good idea to have more than one pair of clowns in a tank, no matter the size pretty much. I had the most mellow of all clowns, oscellaris ones and two pairs could not live in a 6 foot 125g tank without killing each other. The orange pair nearly killed my B&W pair in a single day. They were fine for maybe a month or two tops and then one day the orange guys decided to attack almost to the death the other pair. It was brutal to watch but luckily I had another tank to put the beaten up pair into.

Some people "might" have success but I think the majority of people trying it find it not to work.

Good luck!
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+1 to carey. The chances of this working are nearly zero, if it does work, play the lottery. Clowns don't play well together.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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I have 3 different clown clowns in a tank, 1 false, 1 true, 1 snowflake , the true and false get along,but they have been together for about 5 years. Now, I bought the snow flake about five months ago,with the intention that it would hook up with the false, and i would take the true perc out( which was impossible) so he stayed in. When I put him in the true perc and the snow flake were fighting to the death, which went on for three days or so, and then something happened , I don't know what but they started leaving each other alone . Which bought the true and false closer together they started sleeping together, and on several accounts I've seen all three of them sleeping together.
Got to love clowns , funny fish..
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I have 3 different clown clowns in a tank, 1 false, 1 true, 1 snowflake , the true and false get along,but they have been together for about 5 years. Now, I bought the snow flake about five months ago,with the intention that it would hook up with the false, and i would take the true perc out( which was impossible) so he stayed in. When I put him in the true perc and the snow flake were fighting to the death, which went on for three days or so, and then something happened , I don't know what but they started leaving each other alone . Which bought the true and false closer together they started sleeping together, and on several accounts I've seen all three of them sleeping together.
Got to love clowns , funny fish..

They are truly "special" fish, but this is prob an exception to the rule, normally the third one dies.
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