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Old 11-11-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Wink What kind of fish

I have a 16 gal with double filters. I have 3 clown fish and 1 tang. Do I need to get another clown, or get rid of one. I understand they need to be paired up. And what kind of fish go well with the clown?

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A 16 gallon tank is way to small for a tang of any type. This is a link to a lot of the common tangs Live Aquaria if you go through it you will see none for a nano tank. Chances are your clowns won't all get along either in that small of tank.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:52 AM   #3
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Wow. A tang in a 16 gal? What kind of tang?

You can only have 2 clowns, You can only prob JUST get away with having clowns in that tank. 3 clowns, When one becomes a female, The female will kill the male it does not like. Or they'll all fight to become a female. Either way, One needs to go. If you have 4, In a 16gal tank. Things will be worse.
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They don't need to be paired up. I'd get rid of one (would consider getting rid of 2).

The tang should really go. For his sake. He doesn't belong in a tank that small and doesn't deserve to be treated in such a way. Even if he's a baby you should rethink the decision. There are other fish that would do fine in a 16 gallon.

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Get rid of one clown. Make sure of the two you keep that one is much smaller than the other, thereby increasing the likelihood you've got a male and a female. Gid rid of the tang too.

Replace those 2 with a rainford goby, a clown goby, or 2 neon gobies. Or 1 bi-color blenny.
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I definitely agree with getting rid of the tang. You can still have a nice tank but it would not be fair to the tang.
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Ya get rid of the tang and you could get a firefish...
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