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Old 03-01-2011, 02:48 AM   #1
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Pro's and Con's of Clownfish?

I've finally decided what three fish I want. A pair of clowns, not sure of which ones though, and a Goby.

This will be mostly a coral tank but I've been told that fish should be included. LOL

What I want are colorful, playful and friendly fish. My cichlids follow me when I walk by, I love that.

So, what do you guys think? And what order do I stock? I'm a noob so any input is good input. I love learning.

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pros- they look cute and occasionally host corals/anemones.
cons- none, unless you purchase some of the larger ones, like maroon clowns. these will rearrange your tank once they find something to host in. they will be quite aggressive and not let any fish near their little area.
percula, or ocellaris would be my choice.
what else are you considering besides clowns?
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I was thinking a Goby. I know I can only have 3 or 4 fish so I'm thinking ahead. Not even sure what kind of Goby, that'll be another thread and more research.

I'm not a big nemo fish fan, but I'd like some fish with personality. What about the black ones? I'm pretty sure I dont want the regular orange striped ones.

In so much as order, would I get my fish first or start my corals?

Thanks X, I always look forward to your replies.
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yeah, black and white ocellaris are cool. i used to have a pair of those in a massive rose bubble.
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They aren't aggressive at all? I'm thinking of getting an anemone at some point so thats where they hang out isn't it?

I'm still not sure what to add first though. My water seems stable now and the small cuc I have is working out.
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they can team up with an anemone, but it's not a sure thing. they can also utilize different wavy corals as protection. i would try the coral first before i attempted an anemone. much easier to keep.
i would add the clowns whenever you are ready.
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I will keep testing my water til the weekend and make sure parameters are steady. I may pick up a few more hermit crabs tho. I love watching them work. LOL It's the little things in life that make me happy.

Thanks X, you rock. I'll be back later with more questions I'm sure.
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Check out semi-picasso, picasso, snowflake and platinum clowns.

I have B&W's and Semi-Picassos. The are gorgeous.
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I have a pair of clowns. I think they're awesome. Granted my pair is a standard ocellaris and a b/w ocellaris so they look really interesting. PrettyFishies is right about the platinums and picassos, they look stunning in a reef.
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I was thinking a Goby.
Check out a pink spotted goby. They are very peaceful and look nice also. Here is mine that is 10 yrs old now.

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