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Old 07-24-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Tank mate for my clown

right now i have a slownfish in my 5 G LR tank and its looking a bit lonely..i was wondering wat other fish wouuld go well with him ?
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i believe you would have to upgrade to a larger tank to give him a buddy. the bioload would be quite a bit in a 5 gal.
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I don't think you can keep a clown in a 5G :/
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wat size tank do u tihnk i should get?? i dont want nething too big thats hard to clean...and i would like to get some shrimp anemones and keep at couple clowns a possibly one other fish
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Wow, I am really surprised T-2. I thought you agreed when I said it should be an invert only and so did other people.

And bigger doesn't mean harder, actually easier, just more money.

Anyway, you at least need a 20 for clown. There are some nano fish that can go in a 10.

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Anyway, you at least need a 20 for clown.
Actually, from a clownfish book i read, the breeder had 2 ocellaris (sp) clowns in a 10 and were spawning like mad.
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I am aware that a clown can live in a 10. I just figured they are happier in a 20. I have seen a lot of nano tanks with clowns in a 10 or 12.

I was just making a point that T-2 posted a thread about what to stock in the 5 and I, and many other more experienced people suggested inverts.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=83275

Maybe a 10 could be a very cheap upgrade for you T-2? Why dont you post what equip. you are using on the 5 gal.
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I have to agree with Mike on this one that a 20 gallon would be better and not that expensive.
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I used to have two clownfish in a 20g FOWLR and they were a very happy couple...but I'd think anything under that would be a little crowded...
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