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Old 12-21-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hello,

Does anybody know what kind of clown fish this is in the picture attached?

I currently have

1 clown
1 purple tang
2 damsiels (that I'm trying to catch and give to lfs)
1 goby

I would like to add a small percula clown but don't want my clown to pound on it.

Any info is appreciated.

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Old 12-21-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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All I can say is it may be a black false percula clown...if it is its obviously almost full grown since it black coloration has almost totally tooken over.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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ok.
Do you know if they are agressive towards other clowns?

He does not bother anybody in my tank now.
He has his own anemoe.

I was going to get a false percula and a carpet anome for him.
There's one at the lfs and there already paired up. He's just rather small.
like 1 inch.

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It would be best to get one of the same size, species, and opposite sex. They may or may not pair up and the there could be some issues between two clowns, especially if this one has been in the tank a while and another is introduced at such a later time. Hard to tell from the pics, but it may also be a maroon of some sort. Also, is the clown that's in there now hosting in anything?
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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Looks like a maroon to me, unfortunately there wouldnt be much hope for another clowns.. Maroons are "not very nice"
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I'm no clown expert or anything, but that fish there looks suspiciously like my black ocellaris.
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:44 AM   #7
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Any chance of a better pic?

I was thinking maroon or saddleback, but tough to tell from the pic. Either way in general mixing clowns is not a usually a good idea unless you have a very large system. Multiple clowns of the same species are best to add at the same time when they a juvenials. If it is a maroon I would say defiantely nothing else not even another maroon.

Any chance of trading the one you have to the LFS and getting the type you want?
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:34 PM   #8
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gotta be a black false percula i had one looked just like it. doesnt seem to have the distinct fins of a maroon clown. I had one in my tank and it lived with a tomato and the tomato was aggresive towards it since the tomato actually stole the black clowns anemone. (unfortunatley lost them along with the rest of my fish in hurricane rita). but he minded his own business. might not be such a good idea to add another one without risking them fighting and we all know false percula dont do good with fighting.
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saddle clown, thats my guess... like some have already said, i think you need to put up a better picture to show the side coloration. that partial white band looks like a saddle clown. or, it may be a mis-barred black and white percula. but, a better side pic will help a lot.

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It still looks like a balck false percula..dont know the exact name because thats all ive ever seen them labeled as.

I dont think it's a maroon, they have adifferent body shape somewaht and are more of a maroon color.
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