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Old 01-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #21
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None. One species of clown per tank unless it is a much larger tank
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that's not necessarily true Bribo. just have to be a bit more careful when talking about smaller tanks (40,55,etc). I have a gold-stripe maroon and a snowflake in my 125, granted it was a nightmare to get them to coexist but they are perfectly fine now. (now im working on getting a yellow tang and purple tang to coexist). to the OP, idk what size tank you have but keep in mind that the Maroons, esp the gold stripes, are one of the biggest and most aggressive clowns available, if you are going to do 2 clowns, make sure they are introduced together. also the engineer goby WILL reach 8-10" in length so be prepared. they are an amazing goby but they look and act more like an eel.
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that's not necessarily true Bribo. just have to be a bit more careful when talking about smaller tanks (40,55,etc). I have a gold-stripe maroon and a snowflake in my 125, granted it was a nightmare to get them to coexist but they are perfectly fine now. (now im working on getting a yellow tang and purple tang to coexist). to the OP, idk what size tank you have but keep in mind that the Maroons, esp the gold stripes, are one of the biggest and most aggressive clowns available, if you are going to do 2 clowns, make sure they are introduced together. also the engineer goby WILL reach 8-10" in length so be prepared. they are an amazing goby but they look and act more like an eel.
It can work but in a 25-40 gallon tank like the op wants I wouldn't attempt it. A 125 is huge compared to those tanks and it can work in that
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I couldn't seem to remember the specific tank size that the OP was aiming for. but I cand ef agree that the intended tank size plays a big role in what clowns can coexist.
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Oh you have no idea the it wanted to get an eel but I can't to big for the tank so the engineer goby will be a great replacement I'm excited for that one as far as the tank goes it's a 37 gallon so I am going to my LFS this weekend so I will check maybe I will do mochas and black ocellaris clowns idk I will have to figure that out though one other thing they said that my hermit crabs will "seed" my rock if they had algae on their shell which one does (purple coralline on the shell) how long does it take to "seed the rock"
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As was said, if you add different clowns in a 35 g, be ready for issues. Even if they kinda get along, you are adding the stress element to the environment. I kinda see it as a hostile work environment. Nobody is killing anybody, but everyone is always on edge, which is not healthy.

I also would not recommend adding and engineer goby to a 35g or at least plan on rehoming it down the road. I had one that was about a foot long. I can't imagine that in a smaller tank.

Coralline needs good parameters, lighting etc. It would be tough to predict how long a tiny amount on a shell would take to seed a tank. A lot of LFS sell small pieces of live rock covered with coralline for around a buck. I would look into getting some of that.

As for costs for special ordering...I've never heard of a LFS doing that. Every one I've ever been to will just charge whatever they would have normally charged if they had bought it. It does not cost them anything more to order it, if their supplier has it in stock. If it's something rare and they have to find a supplier, I could see them adding the cost to you. Normally, they just add it to their list with everything else. Some stores will ask for a deposit, which is fine.
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What is a mocha clown? Like what species of amphiphiron clown?
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They are Ocellaris cross-breeds...orange and white with black and white.
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So ocellaris and percula crosses?
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No...b+w Ocellaris and orange/white Ocellaris.
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