clown fish only tank?

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  1. oceanic boy

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    Guys what do you think about a clown fish only tank?
    Cool? Boring? ... I thought about keeping about 10 really
    Small clown fish, some LR and some anemones....

    Yes/No ?
     
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    In a Nutshell...
    More than one Species of Anemones in a Tank will probably be problematic..."chemical warfare"..I suppose you could run Carbon to help with the Chemicals...Lighting..another problem as different Species require different needs...there is a lot to consider...

    As you know..you'r Tank should also be at least 9months old before introducing Anemones as they need a mature and stable Tank...what size Tank do you have in mind..?

    A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Anemones - Anemones
     
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    Yes thats what was bothering me... Well im definately going to do more research before i begin...
    Will only start adding anemones in july or so...
     
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    Apart from the anemone problems, clowns will probably fight for territory....so in short, I don't think so :p
    But on the other hand, things were done differently in the hobby and worked, but make sure you have a back up plan if something goes wrong.

    Or will we see a for sale thread next year with pics of clowns and nennies? :whistling:
     
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    Hahaha ok nevermind, dont think ima try that:)
     
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    Actually the ocelaris clown( false percula clown) don't fight as they are a more and probably the most docile of the clownfish species. If they are all introduced as juveniles (having not changed to male or female) then the hierarchy will be established. A proof of this is the tank in the two oceans aquarium where hundreds of ocelaris clowns are kept together.

    Actually I love the idea of a species tank with the clowns, I considered it more then once but always felt that the mixed system is more rewarding. I agree with Belinda over the concerns of the anemone's but luckily clowns can survive without anemone's, that will help a lot. In the end it's your choice but the truth is pretty soon all the excitement will be out of a tank that only consists of clownfish as you won't be able to change anything (compared to a mixed tank).
     
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    The clowns, will take each other out eventually. Maybe you lucky, some guys are,but mostly its on big tanks only.
     
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