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Old 11-29-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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buying clownfish

Hi, I want to have a pair of clownfish not for mating though and I was just wandering if I can buy them at separate times and add them to my tank or if I have to buy the two together, help would be great thanks
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:58 AM   #2
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I would buy together and when they are small as if you get two females they will probably fight to the death
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Deffinatly get them at the same time and add them together. Less stress on the fish because as stated before if they are added seperatly they will fight.
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Definitely add them at the same time; the don't have to be a pair however. If you can't buy adolescents or a pair then go for 2 with an obvious size difference and the transition should be fairly benign.
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Ok , thanks very much I will definitely get them at the same time then, I'm hoping to get a black and white ocellaris and a orange and white ocellaris do think that would be ok to mix them if they are different colours
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Ok , thanks very much I will definitely get them at the same time then, I'm hoping to get a black and white ocellaris and a orange and white ocellaris do think that would be ok to mix them if they are different colours
Yes I have a set thats a mated pair. One orange one black
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Great!!! Thanks for all the help
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Most lfs dont have true mated pairs. If you want to try to make them a pair make sure you get one big one and one small one. They might scrap at the beginning but turn the lights off for a few hours and they should be ok. Thats what I did with mine.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #9
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Ok thanks that's good advice,
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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Most lfs dont have true mated pairs. If you want to try to make them a pair make sure you get one big one and one small one. They might scrap at the beginning but turn the lights off for a few hours and they should be ok. Thats what I did with mine.
Mine were not mated when I got them. Guess I should have said that sorry. They mated up a couple months after I got them. They never fought because they were babies when I got them.
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