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Old 10-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Different mix of clown fishes

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New to saltwater. I had a pair of false percula in my 215 gallon tank. Today, I introduced 2 black and white false percula and the original clowns are chasing the black and white ones non-stop. Is this a temp thing ? Or will these two types will learn to get along

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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So you have a total of 4? I think you can only have 2 in a tank.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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Also want to add that I have one blue tang, one yellow tang, one blonde naso tang, a foxface, a few other fishes. They all get along well
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I figured since it is a big tank, they would be ok. Anyone here able to keep different mix of clowns in same tank?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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Clownfish, like damsels, are territorial. You'll need to provide a second "home" within the tank for these new fish to claim.

Ideally, in smaller tanks, you should only keep one of a species if you are going to keep multiple species together. In larger aquariums, you just need to redecorate a little so that there are places out of eyesight for the new fish to claim. The more places you can make, the more varieties you can keep with some exceptions. (Maroons, Tomatoes, etc.) Keep in mind that when you get small clowns of the same specie to start with, you are almost assured you will have a pair as they mature so you need to be mindful of this when keeping multiple varieties together.

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I wish I could have 2 more. They are pretty cool fish. You do have a giant tank. Any pics?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #7
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Here is the pic of my tank. It used to be freshwater with a 2 ft long arowana.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #8
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Thanks Andy,


Should I return the two new black and white clowns to lfs before they die from exhaustion?
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That thing is nice. I would probably do what Andy said.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #10
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Thanks. I was hoping I can keep these two new ones. They looked really good.One odd thing is that I only see the bigger black and white clown is been chase now. They pretty much leave the smaller one alone
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