Incredible Clowns

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  1. student

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    So I had been wanting a pure black ocellaris clown or two for quite a while now. Last weekend I finally bought a tank bred pair, tiny guys, still with their juv pale faces.
    Ive had my current ocellaris clown for close to two years now, and I had concern because every website says you cant have more than one clown in your tank unless they are mated pair.... But I've seen stax of guys with a few clowns in their tanks, so I figured it was the same rule as dont keep more than one tang/angel in a tank- yet no one really follows that rule and it works out.

    Still there was quite a bit of risk, given that my other clown was very established in my tank and 3x the size of these little guys. But I figured that he would just protect his territory around his anemone and my new clowns would just have to keep their distance and chill on the other side of the tank.

    So I took the risk, bought them and added them in the far side of tank from my established clown.
    They chilled together in the corner of my tank for about 2 min, and then started swimming straight for the anemone, and I thought oh no, my clown is going to nail them!
    Well these lil tank bred clowns, swam straight passed my clown who seemed to just ignore them and straight into the anemone!!!
    I could not believe my eyes!!

    My other clown took about 2 months to move into anemone and these little guys found it, and were playing in it within 5 minutes of being introduced to the tank!!
    I was dumbfounded!

    They are constantly squabbling with each other during the day, I'm guessing to get rights to be the mate of my other clown??, but at night they all shack up together peacefully in the nennie.

    So my nennie is now hosting 4! My three clowns and my porcelain crab, amazing!!


    Took this pic about 5 minutes after I added them!

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    Love the little badgers!
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Congrats man. Are you not going to have problems with having 3 clowns?
     
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    wow awesome man
     
  5. student

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    Ya i'm realising it will probably become a problem..
    I wasn't expecting things to turn out the way they have with them so ya....

    But Ill tackle that problem, when it becomes a real problem;)
     
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    cross that bridge when you get there :p
     
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    thats it!
    Its a future problem, so ill enjoy the lack of issues as long as I can! :)
     
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    Thats really cute... I must say I had three clowns for quite a while, and it was never a big "problem" except the little guy took a fair bit of flak from the biggest. When the middle guy passed away, the dynamic shifted completely and now tiny and the biggest are best mates. I much prefer it this way.

    Please keep this thread updated! I'm very curious to see how it unravels. Multiple clowns do host a single nennie in the wild, but thats probably only family units or juveniles?

    Absolutely lovely pictures bud! :) Those black clowns are my favourite!
     
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    Excellant, wish I could get some more clowns, but my Ms Tomatoe would just eat them alive!
     
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    Really cool ...
     
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    I have the same two :) I hope their face also goes black??
     
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    Clowns are so awesome and congrats on your tank. From the pics your tank really looks beautiful mate :thumbup:
     
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    @mytank : i think they will go fully black hey, I saw these guys close to 2 months ago when they arrived at the shop and they were hardly black, just slightly darker than a norm clown. 2 months later and they are almost totally black so I can only think that they'll get even darker with age.. How do ur two get on? Mine don't leave eachothers side, but fight all day!- it's very cute;)

    @ShaunSwindon: thanks!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. This is what making reefing such a fantasitc hobby.
     
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    Congrats :thumbup:
     
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    Stunning clowns student, good luck! :thumbup:
     
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    Agreed!!
     
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    Sorry for the late reply but yeah they are tight the only thing that worries me is that the one is super active and the other is so docile doesn't eat much either but been two weeks and he is still alive. Other than that they are awesome fish they grow quick.
     
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    I had three clowns that lived together for more than 6 years, no problems!

    Where did you buy the black one's?
     
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    Wild on pets
     
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