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Old 04-21-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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How bad of an idea is this?

I have 2 O. Clowns in my 10 gallon now. They are rather small. I have a domino damsel in my 38 gallon which is finally cycled. I am thinking about adding the clowns to the 38. Not sure how the damsel will react. Think this a possible group that can stay together? Or does the damsel need to go?
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I wouldnt take that chance, but you might have some luck with power by numbers. I had one convict or srgt major in my tank and he wasnt too bad, but when I had lots of them, they were awful.
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Your damsel might take into the clowns. now if they where added at the same time you would have ok
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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Beings that clowns are damselfishes, they can be quite mean themselves. I recently added 2 percs to my 29 gallon which was housing a pretty nasty blue devil damsel. I was worried that the damsel was going to give my little clowns a problem. Turns out, the clowns chase him around. HTH
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percs chasing damsels thats a sight to see 8O
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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I would take the damsel and acclimate him to the 10 at the same time you aclimate your clowns to the 38. Move a few things around in the 38 to confuse the damsel and effectively break his territory..a few days after the clowns have been in and the damsel has been in the 10, then put the damsel back. If you add the damsel last he will most likely not mess with the clowns
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I may just get rid of the damsel. That was the plan at first anyways.

I guess he could hang out in my 10 gallon until I decide to get something else. I had planned on keeping the clowns in the 10 forever but I like them...so I think they deserve the 38. a firefish and a royal gramma and my 38 gallon is done. Just wish I would have gotten some sand for it,.
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I agree with tinman!
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:42 PM   #9
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I added a single tomato clown (small) to my 55 gallon after I already had a big domino and small yellow-tailed damsel in the tank.

The clown actually hangs out with the domino, which is at least 4 times his size.

I may have just gotten lucky though.
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I have 1 Oc Clown and 2 yellow tail damsels in my 75G. Though the clown is larger they do pick on him sometimes. However, much like a dog, when cornered they are plenty well equipped to defend themselves..
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