Finding Nemo(s)!!!

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Hi everybody!

Ok, so the time has come for a nemo :)

I've taken a look at : the "False" Percula or Clown Anemonefish, or Ocellaris Clown : and want to know whether this is the peaceful one... I know the true nemo from the movie is apparently an aggressive little bugger...

Also, can I mix the clowns, ie. two false clowns and two tomato clowns?

Thinking about a Bubble Tip Anemone for the false clowns, but don't know what to get for the tomato clowns --- and should the tomato clowns also be kept in pairs?

Thanx for the help guys! :)

Tinus :thumbup:

PS. Have seen my first coralline algae growth on some of my dead rock yesterday morning!
 
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I would rather go for the Fals percs or true percs, the anemonefish are agresive little buggers... I hope you have done some research on anemones, not so easy to keep as the boffins make it...

The true perc peaceful... All the anemonefish, tamato clowns, Cinamon Clowns, Clarki Clows are agressive to wards other clowns...

MO i would go for percs, the other just ugly...
 

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Hello Tinus - the clown-fish from the movie "Nemo" are actually false percula's - (Occelaris Amphiphron). The difference between the true and false percula's, are the sharpness of the coloration (higher contrast in the coloration on the true percula's, than the false percula).

Yes - you can indeed keep multiple different clown's together, BUT, they are indeed aggressive, as they are extremely territorial (part of the damsel family).

The size of the tank will determine how many and how many types you can keep together. Up till the beginning of December last year, I had 6 clown-fish in my 2 metre tank - of which I had 3 pairs each of: false percula's, tomato clowns, and clarkii clowns.

I found the clarkii clowns to be the most aggressive. The tomato clowns can (and I think should) be kept together in a pair.... But it is not specifically necessary.... The same goes for all the other types of clown fish....

It is not NECESSARY to have an anemone - but if you decide to go for one, the e. quadricolor is the most common (BTA), the "easiest" of the anemone's to keep (except for aptaisia :) - and MOST clowns should host in it.

The ritteri/ h.magnifica is also a very commonly found anemone that hosts MOST clown-fish (but more difficult to keep)....
 
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like salt and pepper,

nennie and nemo, but seriously think about the size and requirements for your nennie, research first, i didnt and regrett that.
 
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thanx, will do a bit of research :) Leaning towards the false perc and BTA :) Think the tank is big enough - 1.2 meter, and approximately 330 liters [incl sumps].
 
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1.2x450x450? Thats the STD size of a 1.2 IMO its to small for 2 diff types of clowns...
 
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Yeah sure...
 
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WOW nice tank, mine is a 1.2x500x600 460L including sump... If im you, get 3 or 4 small fals perc, will look stunning in your tank, yes guys i know bio load... But must be small...
 
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shit, thats a bit steap, but i'll buy them, they are something else!
where did you see them?
 
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Chipping in here re the nennies

Are you an old hand at reefs? By the questions I'll take it you're not (not that I am either), so please do read up alot about nennies first - they are quite tricky to keep. And they tend to rome around a lot. If you do want to go the nennie route, try a sand nennie first - tough as nails and clowns host in them easilly. However, if I were you I'd go for something other than a nennie - look at a frogspawn, they will host in one of those too. I had a sand colourfull nennie in my system, which hosted my to percs. When it died, they moved to the sand nennie, but ventured between the nennie and the frogspawn - leaning more towards the nennie still tho.

So please first read, read and read some more re the nennies.
 

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