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Old 08-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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Ahahaha that's awesome, this is why I love the fish! Maybe that's a bad thing...
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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I have heard that white striped maroons are less aggressive than golds. Whether this is a fact or a myth I don't know.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:18 AM   #23
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You have to keep in mind too that the MaY clowns are one of the biggest specimens in the clownfish family. Take that with the fact that they will develop terrortorial behavior as an adult, you will prob have your hands full with a pair of these in a 40g.

Also i had a full-grown adult MaY in my 125, with 2 triggers, a volitan lion, and a tang... The clown stole food from them...
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I only want one in the tank
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #25
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I only want one in the tank
sorry about that. must have gotten mixed up somewhere. I'd still be wary, not saying its impossible or that you should be condemned for trying it, but it very well could cause problems for you down the road
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:31 AM   #26
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I understand, and I'll do whatever it takes to properly keep one. Even if he's a bully. I don't plan on heavily stocking the tank. Max of 5-4 fish. They'll learn to keep away from his nem, hopefully
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in regards to what you said previously about having all of the other fish docile, that will not work out. the maroon clown is going to be aggressive and you will need fish that can stand a chance against it
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #28
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Ah true didn't think of that.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #29
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Well the purple dottyback is aggressive so he can be added. Not sure about the chromis then.
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Well the purple dottyback is aggressive so he can be added. Not sure about the chromis then.
Fish are funny creatures and sometimes general knowledge, while providing guidance for reef keepers, does not apply. I recently had to give up a Barlett's Anthias that was beating the crap out of my clowns. Also had an African Leopard Wrasse who ruled my aquarium. She went back to LFS when I had a terrible Brooklynella outbreak three months ago.
Both these fish are classified as peaceful yet they found a way to be dominant and the Anthias was aggressive.
Bottom line is you will never know until you try and what I have learned over the course of 7 or so months of keeping fish is the more you like your fish the more likely you take care of it and keep it.
My only advice here is go slow and don't overstock for two reasons. First, fish will get territorial. You may notice that 4 may be the limit based on fish you select despite the fact that others are able to keep up to 8 fish in their 40 gallon. Second, if you start keeping corals you are more likely to be successful with lighter bioload. Good luck and post some photos of your clownfish when you get it.
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