Clownfish aggressive with other clownfish?

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hi guys

ive been talking to SWMBO about the tank stocking plan and we both aggree that we want clownfish as they are full of character and we want them to live in anemones

the problem is we want more than one kind of clownfish. Ive always wanted skunk clownfish but she wants clark clownfish and we both agree the tank must have 2 percula clownfish

will these lot get on together and if not, would they if they had an anemone each?

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Reply #1

How big a tank are you talking about?

Skunks and Clarkiis are both aggressive, so they would need plenty of space.  They will chase each other off, and the Percs will come bottom of the order, and will need more space again.  I would choose one of either the Skunks or Clarkiis, and not put the Percs in.  Percs are hit and miss with hosting, other than with the most difficult to keep nems.  The others will likely host a bubble tip without any issues.
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I swear I posted a response to this at lunch today! Sorry.
I should really sort this out!!

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I swear I posted a response to this at lunch today! Sorry.

Yeah, yeah.  Just leave it to those of us that care :wink:
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If it was on the website via a browser Rob it'll be in your drafts (posts are saved every 10 seconds to drafts until successfully posted) but doesn't work via tapatalk.
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Reply #5

Yeah as said, Clarkii clownfish are very aggressive and grow to be big bulldog like fish who'll mercilessly defend their anemone.

So you'd need a widish tank of at least 4 foot to have an aggressive clown species (most of them) with another.

If you do get the percula ( or probably more likely ocellaris) clownfish, they're unlikely to host unless bought with an anemone, and even if they are, the Clarkii will bully them straight out of it. The H.Malu anemones they're known to host are about thee most difficult anemone to keep too, so I'd really avoid it until you're well into it, at least a year away.

What size tank is it going to be?
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I used to have a pair of Clarkiis and they were very aggressive, even towards each other.

I now have a black /white common Clown and an orange/white common clown which I added about 2 weeks apart. I thought all hell would break loose but they get along great and sleep in the same place.

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If it was on the website via a browser Rob it'll be in your drafts (posts are saved every 10 seconds to drafts until successfully posted) but doesn't work via tapatalk.
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It was on my phone Mike, the works WIFI dipped out briefly, I hadn't noticed and hit reply and thought it would go through when the WIFI came back on, my moby signal is non-existant in work.
I should really sort this out!!

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