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Old 06-06-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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different clowns

I wanted to get 3

Ocellaris Clownfish

and 1

Maroon Clownfish


for a 75g tank


Would it be ok? Or will they fight each other cuz they are the same kind.

I read that if I introduce them at the same time it will be ok...


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I have had a maroon and a tomato clown and they fight like cats and dogs. They have been together for eight yrs so they have not killed each other but they do chase each other.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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I really like how the maroon clown looks it, from my reading its only aggressive particularly to other clowns right?

Would you recommend having it in a 75G with 3 ocellarius clowns?

When I went to the aquarium store they had one with like 5 other oscellarius clowns in a Reef tank.
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I don't know if I would add it to a tank that already has 3 other clowns. The Maroon can get large and will most likely bully your other clowns.
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Mike has a 6' 125g tank and they fight. I wouldn't want to find out how they act together in a 4' tank.
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aww i guess its a no then


Just asking cuz the peteducation.com said if i introduced them at the same time i would be ok. It also said if they were tank raised it would be ok.

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Tank raised clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. If introduced to the aquarium at the same time, many varieties of tank raised clowns can be maintained together in the aquarium.

Glad i asked.


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As the old adage goes, your mileage may vary. Weigh the risks, at least you will have made an educated decision. That's sometimes 90% of the battle .. squeezing that word 'educated' word in there.
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There are people here who do it and have no problems (generally they have very large aquariums) and those who do it and have a lot of problems. The general guideline most people follow is to keep clownfish down to 1 pair of one species.
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so I guess Ill only get 2 osc. clowns and no other clowns.
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I think that quote could've been worded better...

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many varieties of tank raised clowns can be maintained together in the aquarium
I *think* what they meant was "some varieties of tank raised clowns..." From what I've seen/heard, I wouldn't normally consider a maroon one of those varieties.
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