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Old 12-31-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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True and False Clowns can they get along?

I had one of my false clowns meet a PH ( since been covered) and not make it. I went to the lfs and bought what was sold as a false but now that I look at him/her I realize it is a true. My other 3 are terrorizing it. Is this just because the fish is new ( 2 weeks) or is it a species barrier?

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Old 12-31-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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A. ocellaris and A. percula can be crossbred so they do get along fine; however, new additions will always be picked on to some extent, not to mention it seems you have 3 original ocellaris which probably had somewhat of a small hierarchy going, depending on circumstances.

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I agree. I really would not keep more than 1 pair. The others have most likely already determined who is male.

What size tank is this in, you have 2 in your info.

I have a pair of true Onyx clowns in my 90.
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i've read that clowns of other species can live together, if added while young.

how big is the new one? i dont know if seperating until it grows a bit, because of the chance of it becoming female, and then really pissing off the other clowns when introduced.

may be best to return him
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:55 PM   #6
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Clowns of different species can indeed live together. The issue here is the amount together unless in a very large system is not the best idea.

The only time I keep more is when I am attempting to raise fry.

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