Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-11-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
Clownfish question

I have 2 ocellaris clown fish in my tank for about 5months. If I were to put 2 more in the tank like Wyoming whites or some other clownfish would they be aggressive towards them?
__________________

__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 05:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 19,195
How large is the tank? Have your current clowns paired or shown any signs of aggrevated interest in each other?
__________________

__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 06:00 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swimmer910 View Post
I have 2 ocellaris clown fish in my tank for about 5months. If I were to put 2 more in the tank like Wyoming whites or some other clownfish would they be aggressive towards them?


Yes they would, keep it to one pair
__________________
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookster123 View Post
How large is the tank? Have your current clowns paired or shown any signs of aggrevated interest in each other?


I have a 20g and yes they are paired. No aggression towards others. I was thinking about getting more unique clown other than plain ocellaris, but I would have to move the others some place. Also at my LFS I always see a bunch of clownfish in the same tank, sometimes with other kinds. That's why I was asking
__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,979
Even in large systems clownfish will go postal on others, especially when paired or breeding.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,371
Clowns live in large groups in the wild with 1 dominant female and a bunch of smaller males, usually in an anemone.
In fish stores it is usually all juvies which haven't changed sex yet and that's why there isn't really any fighting as they are all juvenile males. Once they grow some there will be a dominance battle and one will change to female.
My female clown is a good 3 1/2 inches while my male is about 2ish. And man she beats the pop out of him sometimes haha
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRedsReefs10 View Post
Yes they would, keep it to one pair


That's what I thought, thank you!
__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Swimmer910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by bribo12 View Post
Clowns live in large groups in the wild with 1 dominant female and a bunch of smaller males, usually in an anemone.
In fish stores it is usually all juvies which haven't changed sex yet and that's why there isn't really any fighting as they are all juvenile males. Once they grow some there will be a dominance battle and one will change to female.
My female clown is a good 3 1/2 inches while my male is about 2ish. And man she beats the pop out of him sometimes haha


Learn something new everyday. Thank-you!
__________________

__________________
Swimmer910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clownfish, fish, question

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clarki CLownfish+ TOmato CLownfish duncantse Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 02-08-2011 11:50 AM
Clarki Clownfish VS.Ocellaris Clownfish mhorgunn Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 01-29-2008 08:59 PM
Clownfish chasing the other clownfish sodamark Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 02-21-2006 08:06 PM
Clownfish or No clownfish Kohan Bros. Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 17 10-18-2004 06:29 PM
Mixing Clownfish! plus Whats your favorite clownfish? philly Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 09-06-2004 08:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.