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Old 08-16-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Really want a Maroon Clown

I have been researching which fish will be a good choice in my new 30 gal. I am still a long way from getting fish, but I like to look I would really like to get a Maroon Clown. I have heard they have a lot of personality (some good & Bad), and I love the way they look. I would only get 1, since I do want to add other fish. Is this a good choice for a 30 gal tank? And if I got one, should it be my 1st fish added, or last?
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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A single Maroon would be fine in a 30g, but without any other fish unless you are willing to risk their demise. Maroons grow large and territorial. I personally wouldn't house an adult Maroon with any other fish in anything less than 45g and if a pair of Maroons at least a 60g.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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What other clowns would you recommend, I really want more than just 1 fish in there! I was thinking a Goby, a firefish, a royal gramma, maybe a blenny.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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Pair of percs, ocellaris, skunks, or clarkii are pretty common. No reason you couldn't have a pair of clowns (what I mentioned), a firefish or two, and a royal gramma.
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I agree w/ Innovator. I had a Maroon clown in my 55 gal and it just got to be too much. By the time she reached about 4" she was just causing too much damage and I had to get rid of her. I now have a pair of Occ. clowns. They are very interesting to watch interact with each other and also smaller and a good deal less aggressive. HTH and good luck w/ your decision.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:18 AM   #6
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I have a small (a little over 1") maroon clown and I love it. It's the smallest fish in the tank and no other fishes bother it. I have just purchased a bullet goby and a Royal Gramma. Hopefully all will stay the same with no problems.
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:56 PM   #7
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maroon clown and I love it.
Yeah, I was sad to see mine go, after having her for about 3 years. But you would be amazed at the size rock a 4" M. clown can move 8O
Not to mentioned destroying any coral that either grew or was placed anywhere near her anemone.
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I am leaning towards a pair of Ocellaris or Percs. , what is the main difference between these two? I have tried to research on-line, and I am getting conflicting info.
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I have a gold stripe maroon and a tomato clown in a 125 and they fight all the time. Not to the death but scrap all the time so I agree that the 30 would be kind of rough.
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I am leaning towards a pair of Ocellaris or Percs. , what is the main difference between these two? I have tried to research on-line, and I am getting conflicting info.
AFAIK They are pretty much the same thing, just different patterns. They are both hardy, easy to keep.

I have a pair of ocellaris. The larger is wildcaught and the smaller is tankbred.
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