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Old 08-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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clown fish vs green chromis

Hi I'll be geting my first fish next week and I can't decide between 2 clown fish or 3 green chromis I don't want any aggressive fish if one of them are? And are they both hardy?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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How big is your tank? 2 clownfish (if you are referring to Ocellaris) would do fine in anything 20 gallons and bigger but I would personally not do just 3 green chromis maybe like 5 lol.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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I have a 72 gallon And i was told that chormis do better in 3
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Ok then that would be fine but I have never heard of chromis in trios but who may I ask told you this? They could be right I'm just used to hearing them liking to be in groups of 5 or more
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Both fish are generally a hardy fish, and easy to keep. The chromis are schooling fish so odd number multiples are good - 3 or 5, but not 4.

Chromis are fun to watch as they all swim in a pack and when spooked, will are dart away, and then (5) seconds later they join back up and swim together again.

Clown fish are just like the name... clowns - they will have great personalities, recognition, swimming upside down, etc. Fun to watch and interactive.

Both should do great in a 72 - Also, there are several types of clowns so be sure to research thouroughly on the temperments - there are some that are more aggressive, ie Maroon clowns.
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Both fish are generally a hardy fish, and easy to keep. The chromis are schooling fish so odd number multiples are good - 3 or 5, but not 4.

Chromis are fun to watch as they all swim in a pack and when spooked, will are dart away, and then (5) seconds later they join back up and swim together again.

Clown fish are just like the name... clowns - they will have great personalities, recognition, swimming upside down, etc. Fun to watch and interactive.

Both should do great in a 72 - Also, there are several types of clowns so be sure to research thouroughly on the temperments - there are some that are more aggressive, ie Maroon clowns.
Well put. What kind of tank is it?
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Ok then that would be fine but I have never heard of chromis in trios but who may I ask told you this? They could be right I'm just used to hearing them liking to be in groups of 5 or more
Lfs told me that and it's going to be reef tank
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Well as long as its in a odd amount its usually ok but if possible I would still get more ;D and very cool what kind of other fish are you planning on adding?
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I'll probably get the 3 if more I'm on budget unless clownfish go on sale next week my plan was to get
clownfish or green chromis
Yellow or dimond watchmen goby
Foxface or yellow tang
And a blue tang
Not sure what corals yet
Lol I have alot of or
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Haha its ok your researching and lets see if this was my tank I would do the diamond watchman goby, and it would probably only be one of those 3 at the end unless you would upgrade eventually but probably the yellow tang because they get the smallest
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