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Old 01-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #11
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I hope you meant 290 gallons and not 29. 29 gallons is way to small for even one clownfish to live healthy and happy.
I'd have to disagree. Many many "nano tanks" have 2 clowns. I have 2 clowns in my bio cube 29 among other live stock. Tanks been running for over a year.

I do however agree the tank is a tad over stocked. The damsel is going to cause issues and is that a lawnmower blenny?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #12
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I'd have to disagree. Many many "nano tanks" have 2 clowns. I have 2 clowns in my bio cube 29 among other live stock. Tanks been running for over a year.

I do however agree the tank is a tad over stocked. The damsel is going to cause issues and is that a lawnmower blenny?
Yes that is a lawnmower blenny. And yes a 29 gallon tank as well. It's a temporary tank for the fish. We're working on a 75 gallon tank tank to move the fish too. How ever until we get some new lighting for that tank, and additional supplies, will make due with what we have. Before setting the 29 gallon tank up, we had the clowns set up in a 35 gallon bow tank. They honestly did not seem that happy in there. So... Right now, everything seems to be going great. Can't wait to expand.
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I love that blenny. Always wanted one but I can't stock anything else.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #14
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I love that blenny. Always wanted one but I can't stock anything else.
He has very interesting personality and behavior. We had a scooter. But he did no make it. He wouldn't eat. We started storing copepodes in a extra sponge we store in the filter. They are reproducing like crazy! My favorite fish we have right now is the red coris wrasses. He is awesome. It's rather amusing watching him with the clown fish. They get along great.
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Wow...hopefully they get into that 75g soon. IMO, that tank is a nightmare waiting to happen. Two clown pairs will eventually cause problems ( as was already stated). I'm surprised they are not having issue already. Also...at least four damsels, which the Vegas odds are, will cause problems with other fish. I think I see a 6 Line wrasse...they can get nasty. Lastly, love that Coris Wrasse, but they can get nasty as they grow and really should be in something over 75 eventually.
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Wow...hopefully they get into that 75g soon. IMO, that tank is a nightmare waiting to happen. Two clown pairs will eventually cause problems ( as was already stated). I'm surprised they are not having issue already. Also...at least four damsels, which the Vegas odds are, will cause problems with other fish. I think I see a 6 Line wrasse...they can get nasty. Lastly, love that Coris Wrasse, but they can get nasty as they grow and really should be in something over 75 eventually.
There are 4 blue demasels. Plus the black and white one. The blues ones have paired up. They get along well. They did eat my feather duster... The crab had gotten to it first , to be fair they Even get along with the clowns. Yes, six line is awesome! He really doesn't bother with anyone.
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I hope you meant 290 gallons and not 29. 29 gallons is way to small for even one clownfish to live healthy and happy.
i hate when people say stuff like this without any evidence or reasoning, i think peta works here
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I hope you meant 290 gallons and not 29. 29 gallons is way to small for even one clownfish to live healthy and happy.
Perhaps you mean clown trigger? clown tang? cowfish? Having over a thousand posts, you should know that nearly everyone agrees that 29 gallons is ample for some species of clownfish.

To the OP: as mentioned you could run into many problems with this stock, even upon upgrading to a 75.
Most people would never keep a single damsel due to their aggression. Only one pair of clowns in anything under an 8 foot tank.
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i hate when people say stuff like this without any evidence or reasoning, i think peta works here
Hey, every one is entitled to their own opinion... Right? Lol whether it is 29 gallon or 290 gallon. The tank will do what it's gonna do. Now I have have tanks running for nearly 5 years. And have had no loses. And truth be told, some advice... Ya it's good. Others, I really don't care. Bc their opinion doesn't effect my tank. It's like baking. Everyone has their own way of doing it. "Secret ingredient" just bc someone says use this instead or that, doesn't mean it gonna be any better. Just mean there is more then one way of doing things. lets be adults here.
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IMO, I would consider rehoming the damsels when the 75g move occurs. There are just so many stories of them flipping out and getting aggressive and they are a pain to get out once they are in.

The Red Coris wrasse could become a problem down the road in a 75g. I had one in a 90g many years ago. Got it as a juvenile (probably 3"), like yours, and it was fine. After a while, it did the adult color-change thing and it seemed to get nasty with its tank mates after that. It was a lot larger at that point. Seemed to think it owned the tank. I gave it to a girlfriend that had a 300g and it was perfectly happy and lost the aggressiveness. I'm not saying a 300g is necessary, just that a 75g might be tight eventually.
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