Clown Surgeon

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  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Anybody got long term experience with these guys? What's your take on them? Thinking of adding this guy to my setup.

    Current tangs:
    1 x Regal
    1 x Yellow
    1 x Scopas

    Other inmates:
    1 x Clown Trigger
    1 x Niger Trigger
    2 x Osc Clowns
    1 x cleaner wrasse
    1 x CBB
    1 x Pyjama Cardinal
    1x Mandarin

    Corals:
    Whole lotta zoa's, Torch, Hammer, Xenia, GSP, Mushrooms, Candy Cane

    DT 1500(L) x 600(W) x 650(H)
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    they can be aggressive and grow quite large, not for medium tanks etc...
     
  4. Kunhardt

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    A friend of mine had one...he had to eventually sump it, it was quite aggro...also they get pretty big, may have issues with it and the Regal tang long term.
     
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    dude IMO you have enough big fish already niger, clown, regal get very big.
    The clown is a stunning fish but is crazy aggressive one of the Most aggressive fish out there. more often than not refered to as the spawn of satan.
     
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    Extremely aggro. I like them but I will never put one in my tank
     
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    Very aggro fish in my experience. Generally not a wise addition
     
  8. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Prefer my Regal....

    Sheesh!!

    Thanks for all the replies guys, will be giving this one a miss :thumbup:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    but what a stunner... fantastic colours i cant see how a sohoal beats a clown surgeon :)
     
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    I have one that I caught as a juvie - he has grown a bit but is half the size of my regal and yellow tang . He keeps everyfish away from his mountain of rock :tt2: - i dont think i would put a big one in but if he is small then i would say yes.
     
  11. Kunhardt

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    No ways Les! A Sohal Tang is much prettier...I find clown surgeons quite ugly to be honest. :tt2:
     
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    here was my one died about two weeks ago power when't out. i got him small had him for about 6 months he just eat a lot i think he was beautiful
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  13. flamming angel

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    I also have 1. At first he was very agro with the yellow tang.. but after a few days he was fine doing his own thing. Doesnt worry the other mates. But ya he does eat alot.
     
  14. ashley100

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    ya im still gonna get one in a month or two just wanna get a new inverter.
    i had no problems with my clown surgeon, but i sure pose fish act differently in different environments
     
  15. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    I would choose this over a Sohal any day of the week, much prettier in my opinion. hmmmmmmm............ maybe if I can get my hands on a juvie I just might take the chance............:whistling:

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    :biggrin: :whistling:

    How much is he worth....
     
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    ya for sure, you can always sell it if it becomes a problem
     
  18. flamming angel

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    That fish has Awesome colours:thumbup:...
     
  19. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    or get a bigger tank....:biggrin:
     
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    i think small ones go for about R250 - R300 when i last checked (well got mine)
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    yep, saw one at Idol last week, same price.....
     
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