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Old 05-14-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Opinion on Maroon Clowns

I'm thinking about getting a bonded pair of Gold Flake maroon clowns. I know they can be aggressive, but wanted opinions on them. Right now in the tank are a blue dot jawfish, goby with pistol shrimp, and springeri dottyback. It's a 40 gallon.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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I love them, but I've never had a pair. I know the females get pretty big though. They will def. dominate your tank. I might get another one if I find a perfect one.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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I have a pair of gold maroon clowns and they pretty much keep to the elegance coral they host. The female will herd a few fish out of the way but nothing bad at all. She will move macroalgae and an occasional rock or coral that gets too close. They are definitely not my most bossy fish.
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I have a pair of gold maroon clowns and they pretty much keep to the elegance coral they host. The female will herd a few fish out of the way but nothing bad at all. She will move macroalgae and an occasional rock or coral that gets too close. They are definitely not my most bossy fish.
How big are they? My store has an odd patter gold flake pair that I've had my eyes on and they are holding for me.
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They are beautiful fish for sure. I love the coloring and how it takes that deep almost blood color.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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Maroon females can get up to 6".
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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How big are they? My store has an odd patter gold flake pair that I've had my eyes on and they are holding for me.
My female is about three inches now & the male about half her size.
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I love mine not aggressive at all
now my clarkie in my other tank that's another story
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I had a really nice Gold Stripe Maroon in my 125. I had him for about 9 months. He started to get really aggressive and taking bites out of the fins of other fish that had been in the tank with him from the get go. I eventually traded him, but he was a beautiful fish. I guess it depends on the fish that you get. He even bit me a couple times when I had my hands in the tank.....and it hurt a bit.
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I had a really nice Gold Stripe Maroon in my 125. I had him for about 9 months. He started to get really aggressive and taking bites out of the fins of other fish that had been in the tank with him from the get go. I eventually traded him, but he was a beautifil fish. I guess it depends on the fish that you get. He even bit me a couple times when I had my hands in the tank.....and it hurt a bit.
Yeah mine will bite me when I'm pulling Kenya tree from growing around their home.
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