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Old 02-07-2016, 02:50 AM   #1
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I'm trying to decide what size tank I want to startup. It will more than likely be somewhere between 30-50g. Does anyone have any suggestions for first fish introduced? I know some people say a pair of clowns but am I better off starting off with one at a time?
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First off, the bigger the tank is always better. More water can always dilute issues.
When it comes to clowns, if you want two try to do two at the same time. A mated pair is always helpful. Adding one later on can be tricky due to aggression, but a smaller one can sometimes be helpful in accomplishing this as they pair up and the larger becomes the dominant female and other turns male.


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First off, the bigger the tank is always better. More water can always dilute issues.
When it comes to clowns, if you want two try to do two at the same time. A mated pair is always helpful. Adding one later on can be tricky due to aggression, but a smaller one can sometimes be helpful in accomplishing this as they pair up and the larger becomes the dominant female and other turns male.


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I wasn't sure if I should add the 2 as my first fish or if I should hold off and wait for my tank to become more established first before hand
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If it is cycled appropriately with enough rock and sand, following the 1 lbs per gallon rule, you can easily do it.
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If it is cycled appropriately with enough rock and sand, following the 1 lbs per gallon rule, you can easily do it.

That's awesome to hear!
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What would be a some good companions for a pair of clowns with live rock?
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