Clowns

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  1. wrasse

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    Morning all, great website you have here... I wander if anyone can assist me, I have 2 common clowns in my tank (4ft tank) and I would like to add another species of clown, is it possible to have more than 1 species of clown together in a tank?
     
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    Welcome to MASA.

    I had 5 different species of clowns in a 6ft tank with great success. I would not recommend it in a 4ft. Maybe if they are still very small. They will each establish their own territory. But be warned, there is no guarantee that they won't fight and kill each other later on.
     
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    Good morning and welcome!
    It depends on what species of clownfish you already have in you tank. You could mix the smaller species ie. Oscellaris (the common clown), Percuala etc, but it is absolutely not advised to mix a Maroon Clownfish with the above mentioned species. The Tomato clownfish also tends to be agressive. So I would steer away from the last 2 species when you want to mix!
     
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    You know what's funny Helga, I had a maroon, tomato, saddle back, clarkii and percular in a 6ft tank - they never fought and the saddleback and clarkii even shared a nennie. I was just lucky I guess. The most aggressive was the percular - he used to bite me when I put my hands in the tank close to his area.
     
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    You got away with it cause none of them were pairs. When they do start pairing and hosting something, thats when the trouble will start.
     
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    Yeah theres always the exception to the rule!.... Not sure it always has to do with luck though!
    Another fine example is my Purple Tang. He was to be the first and only Tang in my 4 Foot tank. When I moved him to the bigger tank I wanted more tangs. Now the "rule" is "normally" to add the purple as 1 of the last tangs. Well, he is the most docile fish in my tank. Have added 3 Yellows over the weekend and he has up to now not even seen them. Is this luck.... or just the nature of my specific Purple Tang!
     
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    Maybe he is blind :tt2:
     
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    Could be a worthy answer if I did not know better! :whistling:
     
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