Diffrent types of Clowns

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  1. theoholder

    theoholder jelly Clown

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    Hi people of MASA, I need some advice please.
    Okey I've got 2 jelly clowns like the pic below.
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    This weekend(Saterday) I bought a percula clown on the pic below
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    The percula clown is about 5cm in size and the jelly clowns is about 2-3 cm in size. I noticed that the percula clown is chacing the jelly clowns around in my tank. Tank is 250L.
    Is clown fish teritorial?
    This morning I noticed that both my jelly clowns has white spot on them. (I hope the bluestreak cleaner will sort them out?)
    I have moved the percula into my sump.
     
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  3. Mike

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    Clowns are part of the damsel family and very aggressive towards other clowns, they will live happily as a large family group with only one adult mature female and male, otherwise there is war.
    If you have white spot then isolate and treat with copper, cleaner wrasse will not clear it up.
     
  4. cybervic

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    As Wee-man said. Also I know your "jelly clowns" as skunk clowns :p

    Maybe make some changes to the tank structure, so that both parties have to find new spots to call home, apart from that, I'd only keep one species of clowns in anything smaller than 200 to 250l.
     
  5. bushwacker_69

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    hmmm...damsel family...no wonder my 3 stripes didnt bother with my new percs...
     
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    Clowns of different species does not belong in one tank...Period. The more agressive ones will kill the others
     
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    theoholder

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    So we learn the hard way, Both jelly clowns is dead and the percula is smiling. Thanks for the info, Ask first before you buy!!!!
     
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    sorry to hear bud.at least you now know and hopefully other people will learn from your mistake;)
     
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    sorry dude .. never nice to loose fish ...
     

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