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Old 02-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Moving Clownfish. Help!

Okay so a local reefer is selling a pair of black ocellaris clowns for $35! I've been looking for a pair of blacks and at that price you can't beat! I can pick them up this Saturday. The problem is, I have a pair of ocellaris clowns in my display tank. What should I do? Should I just put them together for awhile (probably the worst choice) , sell them to the lfs (won't make even 1/3 the price I paid them for) or the choice I like best transfer them to a 20 gallon? If I do, how do I make it so theres enough bacteria in the tank for them to live well in? Should I just transfer my display tank's water into the 20 gallon and some live rock? Open to all suggestions! I'm really hoping I don't have to mix them or sell these guys.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Man I'm jealous!! One of my clowns jumped ship a few days ago so I went to lfs and they had ONE black clown for $35.. Oh well.. Still glad I got him.. Pretty neat having an orange and black clown together.. Hope someone chimes in as to what you should do though... Do you have any filter media you could transfer to kick start the BB?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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Man I'm jealous!! One of my clowns jumped ship a few days ago so I went to lfs and they had ONE black clown for $35.. Oh well.. Still glad I got him.. Pretty neat having an orange and black clown together.. Hope someone chimes in as to what you should do though... Do you have any filter media you could transfer to kick start the BB?
Sorry for the lost clown. Yeah I do have media but it's been dried for a good couple of months so I think they're all dead.
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Yeah dried media is no good... Maybe you could try and get some from your lfs.. Hopefully you have another filter for your 20 to put it into?
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Yeah I do. I'm going to start transferring the water tomorrow. All recommendations are appreciated!
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Water isn't important since there is no bb in it.. Media is the key.. Any live rock you could transfer.. Stuff like that
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Yeah I'll be adding a good amount of lr. Not sure about sand though cuz I don't want to disturb it.
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Move a good amount of water and LR from your other tank and you should be in good shape. Clowns are pretty hardy fish.
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