What clown fish can you house together? Question

  1. Harrison

    Harrison Member Member

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    ive got a 160L tank about 40g ish, can i house different species of clownfish if i have multiple anemones ??
     

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    Many types of clowns do not host in anenomes regaurdless. I have heard of some people with larger tanks getting away with two types but I wouldn't even try in a 40. I'd just get a pair of perculas or something.
     

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    do i have to get a pair or can i have afew? what other fish would u recommend?
     
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    In a 40 gallon tank I would only get one pair personally. That's just not enough space for multiple pairs IMO.
     
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    okay cheers :) whats imo mean?
     
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    What would be enough space for multiple pairs??
     
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    IMO means "In My Opinion"

    I wouldn't keep multiple clownfish pairs in the same tank.
     
  9. ryanr

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    Ahhh, the problem with stocking marine - multiples of a species.

    Harrison - I found this when researching my livestock, and with most species it's advised to only get one specimen. Be they Tangs, Angels, Gobies.

    The problem with marine is that the tank is an ocean, like the Great Barrier Reef, a 2000km (~1400 miles) tank, so it's possible for multiples to get along.

    Many marine species are territorial, and don't "play nice with others of the same type".

    Clownfish are no different, and can be aggressive towards others of the same type. The exception is what we call "mated pairs". Two fish that have bonded together and are happy with each others company.

    I hope that kind of makes sense.

    PS - I believe that in clowns that have been tank-bred, the aggression is somewhat less, but I have no proof of this yet?
     
  10. CichlidSWAGA

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    when i had my nano reef tank i had a pair of clowns and they would attack my hand every time i was messing with the tank that was my clue that i shouldn't put anything with them. They are very active, fun to watch!!!!
     

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