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Old 05-11-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me if this will work???

Ok right now i have a 55 gallon FOWLR but am gonna put some easy corals in in a couple months. I would like to know if this would work in terms of fish,

1 pink skunk clown
1ocellaris clow
1 yellow tang
1 gold stripe maroon (or a pair)

Thanks, any suggestions would be appreciated!!
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maroon clowns are usually more aggressive. So if you are thinking of adding a pair of them i would stay away from the ocellaris or vise versa. other than that you should be fine.
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:15 AM   #3
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Yeah i think ill add only one. Currently i have the skunk and ocellaris and they seem to be getting along great. I am getting some more rock so i wanted to make sure everything would work before i added more rock in case i had to catch one of them. Thanks!!!
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you could even try to get a mate for your ocellaris. that would be cool and just omit the maroon out of the picture.
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
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I would really like to have a maroon. wouldnt it be tough to get him a mate now? How would i go about it? Could i not have the pink skunk and have the maroon if i try to get a mate for my ocellaris?
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you might be ok getting a maroon since you are adding it after you have the other clowns. But like i said they tend to be more agresive then other clowns. Maybe someone else can jump in here and help me out.
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:57 AM   #7
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So would this work:
ocellaris mated pair
Maroon clown
Yellow tang
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #8
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I think the plan is going to end in trouble. Depending on size, the ocellaris will not care for the present but as it gets larger, it will become less accepting. The pink skunk is actually quite tollerant and if this was a much larger tank the two might actually co-exist long term .

The maroon on the otherhand is quite a bully and could easily kill both clowns. They do not like to share territories and in a 55 gal, I think you should reconsider.

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What changes would you make?
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:12 AM   #10
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I would choose only one species and preferabley a mated pair. In a 55 gal there simpley isn't enough space for two species of clown to co-habitate long term.

I would also urge caution on the choice of the yellow tang. Unless you have the intention of upgrading the tank size within the next year or so, the tang will outgrow the tank. For an FO you still have plenty of other choices for equally colorful and personable fish, I would just suggest choosing ones with a smaller adult size.

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