Clowns fest

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  1. maj

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    Howzit peeps,

    I recently setup my 2m tank with various fish in from my old system including triggers,tangs,angels etc no corals.......

    since ppl are talkin of shaolin fish looking awesome in a tank,iwas thinkin of adding a big group of percula clowns maybe about 16-20 of them.

    Will this work?
    will they kill each other off?
    Will the other inmates giv them a hard time?
    Must I add them all together or can i add 5 at time?

    I like the effect of the Two Oceans Aquarium Nemo tank,i just want to mix them up abit.
     
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    they dont really shoal, they will how ever pair up in different parts of the tank.
    o, and just because you dont have any coral they will still find something to host in, even a pump or wait for it... the glass of the dt.. i've seen clowns host the bare corner of a tank.. they clever like that :).. it just becomes their home..
     
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    I personally think it will look good for a couple of days............before they claim there terrotories!!
    Then there will be hell!!

    The only reason why the clown tank at the Two Oceans Aquarium works is, 1) its a species tank and 2) there is so many of them that they cant pick fights with single indivuals .

    And you have many other fish in your tank. Personally i would not attempt this.
     
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    16 to 20 individuals will invariably be too small a group to prevent aggression. In the end, it will probably work against you.
     
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    I have read and understand everyone's view...but in the end you will never know unless you try and off course have an contingency plan just incase..;)
     
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    so eventually they would just end up claiming all the territory and fight to the death?
    Im sure the other fish wont be bothered by the clowns.

    where marcel the nemo breeder??maybe he can share his experience
     
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    It will bother your other fish, causing them to stress! And tangs do love to get White Spot when they are stresses!!

    Is it worth it in the end??
     
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    Chromis shoal.....they cheaper, less aggressive and super easy to care for....

    I dont think the clowns will work in a shoal, they not shoaling fish, it will end in tears as aggression grows!! I wouldnt take the chance, you cant have a proper contingency plan in place for that many clowns if things go wrong....IMO
     
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    maj

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    thank u

    i just thought it would be something different,but checkin how feasible it would be.
    Dont want to add stress to my current inmates

    evryone does the chromis option,and im not a fan of them really so il keep on seeking options to liven up my tank

    @LuckyFish maybe he can share his insight
     
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    how about a large group of firefish, would look awesome!!!
     
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    maj

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    thinkin about them threadfin cardinal

    firefish....are cool but they never last long in my tank,not sure why tho
     
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    Sorry, I was again for a whole month offline. Thanks to the "good" service from Telkom.

    Clowns never shoal. 20 clowns are way not enough to keep aggressions away. The less individuals, the more they fight. An overcrowded tank like the TwoOceans Clown exhibit works and looks nice.
    A tank covered with nennies, can host 20 clowns as they are all will find their own host. But a bunch of clowns in a DT will become a problem when they grow. It would to beautiful to have picassos, B&W, Onyx, clarkiis, etc. in the same tank. Unfortunately it will not work. It is easier to keep a shoal of yellow tangs, than clowns.
     

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