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Old 07-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Need help on making 2 clown fish species to get along!

Help...i got 3 Percular and 2 black & white clown fishes and Purple Anemone in the same tank. The 3 Perculars already booked a room there and won't let B&W get in there even rest. Perculars keep swimming around and bite the b&w and sometime even drag the b&w from the center to anemone and just kick them out.

To me, it seems very mean. Do you have way to solve this problem by let the get along.

My tank is 30" x 18" x 18" (L x W x H)

Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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I'm new at this, but have learned that clowns should be added in pairs, not 5's 8-( also, once they do pair off, the dominant pair will eventually kill the other pair...
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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+1, the solution is to get all but a pair of those clowns out of the tank.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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I just bought 1 more B&W ready in the quarantine tank...i also separate the 1st B&W out to rest and team up with the new one.

Will add them in this weekend...will see who are gonna be the one who get their @&& kick.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Advice - stop adding clowns. You only want 2 in there.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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Yeah you only want 2 of the same clowns added at the same time. Any others will be killed.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
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One pair per tank no matter the size. I had 4 total, 2 pairs in a 6 foot 125g tank and it didn't work out. Luckily I got the one pair put before they were killed.

Split those guys up or you are going to continue having aggression issues until they start killing each other.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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There is more to salt water than clowns, one or a pair and then stock with other fish. Your asking for bigger issues, eventually even the dominate pair will become stressed by this continued overstocking of clowns. Worst case the clowns get sick or injured and die, best case their lifespan is cut in half due to stress.
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Oh! I didn't know that...lesson learned. I will definitely move them out. Everyone, thanks for this.
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Oh! I didn't know that...lesson learned. I will definitely move them out. Everyone, thanks for this.
Not to mention 6 clowns is overstocked for that tank. Slow down dude.
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