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Old 10-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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buying clown fish this weekend, any tips?



I am proud to say i have finished cycling my tank, I've used a few various ways to speed up the tank including adding live rock, fish food, live sand, bacteria in a bottle, and filter media from my friends established tank. It is finally here, this weekend i will hopefully be buying a clownfish!

I am purchasing a clownfish as I've been wanting one for years and couldn't think of any other beautiful fish to have in my tank. I am still deciding between getting just one or getting two (so one isn't lonely). Let me know what you think.

ALSO! What i was getting to, does anyone, and i mean anyone have any tips for my first day. Yes, I have read countless amounts of texts about adding fish and the steps taken introducing and accumulating a new fish but theres always more to learn. Tell me about your experiences and helpful tips. THANKS FOR READING ........comment below
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Tip 1:
Put a comfy chair in front of your tank. You'll want/need it
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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I am proud to say i have finished cycling my tank, I've used a few various ways to speed up the tank including adding live rock, fish food, live sand, bacteria in a bottle, and filter media from my friends established tank. It is finally here, this weekend i will hopefully be buying a clownfish!

I am purchasing a clownfish as I've been wanting one for years and couldn't think of any other beautiful fish to have in my tank. I am still deciding between getting just one or getting two (so one isn't lonely). Let me know what you think.

ALSO! What i was getting to, does anyone, and i mean anyone have any tips for my first day. Yes, I have read countless amounts of texts about adding fish and the steps taken introducing and accumulating a new fish but theres always more to learn. Tell me about your experiences and helpful tips. THANKS FOR READING ........comment below
I have one maroon and one black and white clown. I originally bought 2 true percs but they were sick and ended up dieing. I love the maroon and b/w though. Very interesting fish
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I have one maroon and one black and white clown. I originally bought 2 true percs but they were sick and ended up dieing. I love the maroon and b/w though. Very interesting fish
Do the two swim around together much? Or do they like to do their own thing? Also i know they are different types but what are their chances or pairing off?
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Do the two swim around together much? Or do they like to do their own thing? Also i know they are different types but what are their chances or pairing off?
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Oh yea they are best buddies! I'm not sure about that because I haven't really researched but I would think they would pair up
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Wouldn't suggest maroon or tomatoe clownfish. They get huge, something like 6", and are very aggressive, especially when they get larger.
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Wouldn't suggest maroon or tomatoe clownfish. They get huge, something like 6", and are very aggressive, especially when they get larger.
Depends on the size of the tank.
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My two seem to stay together. We got the mocha ocellaris clowns as a pair and they are rarely apart. Good luck! Clowns suit their name well as they are very entertaining!
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Thanks for the help guys, I'm defiantly getting 2 clowns now, but still am unsure whether to get two small ones (they can become a pair in time, but may probably fight) or get one small one and one that is substantially bigger to avoid conflict.
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I would get the 2 different sized ones to avoid any conflict. Love my clowns, entertaining to watch.
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