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Old 05-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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True Percula and Ocellaris Clownfish

I started off with 2 Ocellaris Clown fish, one wasn't acting right since I got him. She was breathing fast and not eating for a first day and half so i returned her and swapped him out for another Clown fish. Didn't want to take the chance of him dying on me... they have a no guarantee policy on dead Saltwater fish.

In the store.. I saw two clownfish with alot of black on them, and thought that it was a Ocellaris just born with more black until i looked it up and found out its most likely a Percula fish labeled as Ocellaris. It looks just like the one pictured on liveaquaria.

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So will my smaller Ocellaris Clown mate and become the male with this other clown fish i just added yesterday?
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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No, if you do in fact have one percula and one ocesllaris you could end up with some fighting. Some people have no issues mixing breeds of clown fish, often time they will fight though. Can you post a picture of the new clownfish?
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Yeah, I will post a picture. I haven't seen any fighting at all between any fish. Especially the Clowns, but my 6 Line wrasse protecting its hiding spot from my little Royal Gramma. No serious fighting at all.
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That is good, like I said, sometimes you have no issues.
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-It moves around too much to get a clear shot, add that in with the lights still being off. It's Hard to get a clear shot.
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Definitely looks like a true perc and an O-clown
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So what should i do? Swap out the O-clown for the other Perc? Or can i add 1 mroe of each in my 55 gallon.. I dont know what to do. I trust what you guys on here say more than the store. They don't even label fish right.

EDIT : -They completely ignore each other, the O-Clown shows some interest and follows it for a second then the PErc goes to the other side of the tank. Thats what happened when i caught that picture.
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Im going to tell you how it went, my mom was with me she pointed out that clown.. So I say "why does he have so much bold black on him, and he's a little paler..he might be sick, I don't want him. So i end up asking a salesman, he said its possible that that fish was raised and caught somewhere different than the other clowns. I believed it and was like cool..imma be different and get him if he's not sick. Then i ended up looking at pictures on LiveAquaria. (NEW TO SALTWATER FISH, DON'T BASH ME LOL)
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Lol, no one is bashing you here. Wait it out, they may be alright together. Time will tell.
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Thanks, You think i will be able to add a Blue Tang to my fish tank?

I only have
-Six Line Wrasee
-2 Clowns
-Royal Gramma
-A Cleaner and Peppermint Shrimp

If they do ok in my tank for another month, i want to add a few more fish.. I dont really see anything I like besides a Goby and maybe a Tang.
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