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Old 01-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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need help with clownfish

I have 6 small fish in my 36 gallon bowfront, 1 of them a clownfish.

He seems very peaceful and never bothers anybody.

I am planning to buy a mated pair of clowns tomorrow to add to my tank.



WILL THE 3 CLOWNS GET ALONG?, OR DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY FIRST ORIGINAL CLOWN?


also once clowns are a mated pair, will they stay a pair forever?

plz help if you can
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You are overstocked as it is. I wouldn't rush off and put more fish in that tank.
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As Kurt stated you are at your max as far as fish go. If you added a mated pair of clowns they will kill the other clown and harass the others possiblely to their death.
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DARN IT!!! I wish I asked this last week, before I ordered the pair from my lfs and paid for them. I need to pick them up todau or they wont give me my money back.

I have another 20 gallon tank, if I move 2 chromis and my original clown to the 20, will the mated clowns be ok?

also mated clowns can only be by themselves in a tank???? they will harass everybody else???
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And besides three clowns will not make it in that size tank. A mated pair would be OK but with the other one added they would fight to the death. I too agree that you are at the limit.
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DARN IT!!! I wish I asked this last week, before I ordered the pair from my lfs and paid for them. I need to pick them up todau or they wont give me my money back.

I have another 20 gallon tank, if I move 2 chromis and my original clown to the 20, will the mated clowns be ok?

also mated clowns can only be by themselves in a tank???? they will harass everybody else???
that sounds okay i suppose. they dont have to be by themselves, but they will defend where ever they make a nest
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Ummmm so what fish are in your tank? I find it hard to say someone is overstocked if they don't show what they are keeping (please forgive me if I just don't see where he has posted his stocking list).

Also, what kind of clownfish are you planning to purchase? A little more info on your tank would be appreciated since we are making blind recommendations.
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@James- 6 fish, 2 chromis, 1 clown, 3 unknown. Adding a pair of clowns is not going to cut it in a 36.

Moving the clown and 2 chromis to a 20 might clear enough room for a pair of clowns.

Be sure to move some filter material to the 20 to help kick start the cycle.
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2 chromis and 4 unknown fish isn't enough information. I've done just as many fish in a 20g without any cause for concern and just depends on experience and compatibility.
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am I overstocked???

"- 1 small clown fish
- 1 firefish
- 1 small yellow tail damsel fish
- 4 green chromis
- 1 camel shrimp and a couple small hermit crabs"

I know I'm kinda conservative when it comes to stocking, but I'm thinking that even you (James) wouldn't recommend adding two clowns to this tank!
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