New Fish in new Tank.

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Hopefully I’ll be picking up my first Fish tomorrow, either a Watchman Goby, Yasha Goby or a young, small pair of Ocellaris Clownfish.
My Tank has been cycled for about 10 or so days now and I’ve had a small CUC in there consisting of 2 Nas Snails and 2 Hermit Crabs and all’s doing well, I’ve been feeding Mysis Shrimp, a few Formular 2 Pellets and a little Nori and my tests are all still good.

I’m pretty sure the Tank already has enough Bacteria to deal with the new Fish as it was breaking down Ammonia within 24 hours comfortably but if I go for the Clown pair, for the extra hit they will put on the Biofilter I’ve added a single dose of Seachem Stability to some Seachem Matrix in the Sump to hopefully take up that extra waste.
Just wanted to run that by someone with more experience and check if that seems like a good thing to do? And if adding the small Clown Pair should be ok?

I’m running a Fluval Evo 13.5 and the Clowns and a Goby (which I’ll buy later) will be the only Fish I have in this Tank.

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Reply #1

Sounds good to me, will you be getting an established pair or two from a harem? Or mix?

Given the choice I'd get the goby first, clown can get nasty if they feel something has invaded their tank (my hand at the minute)

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Hi Ratvan,


Yeah good point, I did want to put the Goby in first to stop any aggression but there’s a couple of nice young Clowns in my LFS (not paired yet but ones bigger than the other) that I’ve got my eye on.
Do you think as they’re young and if I add the Goby in 2 to 3 weeks they should be ok? Or do even the young ones get territorial that quickly?

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Should be okay, have a breeder box ready incase

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I’ve held off on the Fish for a couple of days as the Storm’s hitting pretty bad here and last thing I want is a power cut the day after getting new Fish, just my luck really lol.
I’m picking up the Clowns tomorrow and will probably just stick with them in this Tank, then start getting some Coral in there.

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Reply #5

If you're lucky,buying small clowns one bigger than other they might pair up in the tank ,no guarantees bit of pot luck,buying young small clowns does improve chances though ,
Good luck with them , look forward to some pics soon .
Dave
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Hi Dave,


I picked up the Clowns a week ago today and both doing great so far! (Touch Wood).
One’s a little bigger than the other and definitely the dominant one as it charges at the other now and then and the other backs off right away.
Yesterday the bigger one was charging the other more than usual but instead of the smaller one backing off like it normally does, it did the little twitch thing they do when showing submission.
After doing that on and off for a while their behavior has changed and they hang out much more, still not all the time but the smaller one doesn’t run away anymore, it just wiggles a little then they stay together so looks like they might be showing signs of pairing already.

Here’s a couple of pics of them....

1 Cleo,
2 Caesar,

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Reply #7

Nice pics ,
They will what looks like fight at first it's a dominating thing they do ,
Basically the winner becomes a female and loser a male ( sounds familiar) all fine and dandy nowt to worry about ,
Dave
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