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Old 10-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Will three Clownfish get along?

Will three Clownfish get along? I have read that it will, but I trust everyone here more than the book!
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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If you have a big enough tank, yes 3 clowns will work. One will gain dominance over the others and become the female of the group.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:46 PM   #3
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thanks!
provided they have enough tank space they should be okay but prefer to pair up. how big is the tank? x
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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How big of a tank will they need? I want to upgrade to a 180g soon. Thanks for your help!
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I have always heard once two of them pair up they will kill the third...
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #6
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a 180 would be great! i was gonna suggest a 75 to 100 but okay lol x
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:22 PM   #7
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Will three Clownfish get along? I have read that it will, but I trust everyone here more than the book!
Yes, they should get along cause I had 10 of them in the same tank
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #8
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For a while maybe, its only a matter of time before they kill the 3rd. I have a buddy who added a 3rd to a 300 gallon. It lasted 13 days... There are literally hundreds of stories on the forum of paired clowns killing other clowns in the tank and a few stories of different pairs living together. I feel my first post was ignored so here it is again... 99% chance IT WILL NOT WORK. If death doesn’t come sooner it will come later.
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Won't work unfortunately. Two will pair up then the odd one out will be killed. The only reason why a group of 10 would work, is because the dominant female and the male will disperse their aggression throughout the entire group, instead of just one clownfish.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #10
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Ok, when I get my 180g, I will just add two, thanks all!
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