Animal Stories - People Talking About Clownfish


Animal-World info on Tomato Clownfish
Animal Story on Tomato Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Tomato Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-08
I'm wondering if anyone knows exactly what fish can go with my two tomato clowns, they are very calm and never hurt any of my other fish I used to have. In fact I used to have a blue devil damsel and an assorted damsel and a black belly trigger and the two tomato clowns and nothing bad happened except my trigger killed the damsels. But nothing else bad happened. To this day I have the two tomato clowns, a snowflake eel probably about 9-10in long, and an African Red Starfish and my clowns swim next to my eel lots of time during feeding time and during the day. Thanks.

Click For Replies (3)
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    These clownfish are rather territorial and can be aggressive (especially if there is an anemone present - which you say there is not so that wouldn't apply to you). They actually get along with most other marine fish except other species of clownfish. Don't add any other species of clowns or they will most likely fight! Also, make sure that you don't put fish in that are big enough to eat your clowns either! You could try angelfish, wrasses, tangs, or many other types. Do not add dottybacks however.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-13
    Ok thanks.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-23
    How about damsels or bangii or pajama cardinal fish and to this day I recently added a coral beauty and for some reason my tomatos are relatively peaceful.
Reply
Animal-World info on Oman Anemonefish
Animal Story on Oman Anemonefish
List Animal Stories on Oman Anemonefish
More info at Animal-World
Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-09
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to add an Oman to my 55gal tank that consists of two tomato clowns, a snowflake eel, and an African red starfish? If not what clown fish, and if no clown fish what fish?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    Tomoato clowns don't do well with other types of clownfish because of being territorial and aggressive, so I would recommend against adding an Oman.
Reply
Animal-World info on Common or False Percula Clownfish
Animal Story on Common or False Percula Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Common or False Percula Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Anonymous - 2012-02-26
How many species of clown fish pairs can i put in a 80-90 gallon tank

Click For Replies (3)
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    Mixing species of clownfish is not suggested. Clownfish are extremely competitive and aggressive towards other species of clowns, and some even with their own species. The Ocellaris Clownfish is the most peaceful and you can keep several of this species together. Some of the other clown fish can be keep in pairs, like the Tomato Clownfish and the Clark's Clownfish, but others like the Maroon Clown will do best kept singly.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Well really you can put as much as you want just keep some distance from each other
  • Chris - 2013-03-29
    Dont listen to the above people that talk about clownfish needing to be kept several females to one male. That is impossible considering clownfish biology. The largest specimen will always be a female and all others will be males. The largest male will be the breeding partner, until the female dies, then he morps into a female and the chain continues...
Reply
Animal-World info on True Percula Clownfish
Animal Story on True Percula Clownfish
List Animal Stories on True Percula Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Anonymous - 2013-02-10
so Im starting a Cube tank for these bueatiful trues that came into our shop last week... they are a pair and the most flawless that I HAVE EVER seen! So my question is in a smaller cube what can I put w them eventually... i was thinking a small dragonet when tank is cycled thru. but clowns will prob not put up well with say a sea horse? I will also get a bubble tip for them cant do much for fish in a 14g cube. I was assured since they are already mated theat the 14 g should be plenty... actually I was told 1 10 would be fine lol..... not gonna do any more 'swimming' fish.... green spottendragonet stay small or scooter. notbig enough for lawnmower unfortunately. or wathman goby or citron clown goby.l.. any suggestions

Click For Replies (2)
  • Anonymous - 2013-02-16
    Thank yo uso much for your reply.... they are truley flawles lol i was thinking diamond goby since they do a job lol and a yellow clown goby and maybe a sharkface or neon goby since they take care of parasites along with a cleaner shrinmp and a pepermint so they too will have jobs... a busy fish is a happy fish lol and obviously som nasaruis (sp) snaail and a turbo maybe not mexican since they get so darn big LOL if I keep up with the water changes and add a refugium to filtraction system I think it would be ok. and some hermits and dwarf cerith snails for the rock nook an cranies...... you think over crouded... the diamond goby may be pushing it w a dragonet of some kind... tghe smaller ones lioke the cycadelic or even scooter. i will also be putting in some soft cvorals mushroomn and poliyps. some carnation coral and xXenia and a leather for some yellow in there all these things I will have to keep trimmed up a bit tho lol.... should help with the filtration in the water itself... add some algrae to refugium with a lil led strip to keep it alive? I dont wanna go crazy w portien skimmer tho thing there is enough flow woth out it. I re,oved all bioballs and added matrix. some used stuff from my shop also. lol think im gonna pick my clowns up tomorrow i will post some pics when they come cuz again they are flawless and already mated!!!!! tank looks preetty baren right now but I even got some sponges on the rock i purchased and they are slready looking better than when i put em in a day and a half ago... sorry long winded just real excited my last tank was a 120g and that was 4 yrs ago so im nervouse about the smaller one... and all these fishj will be added very slowly ($$) and so will the corals.. i will add bubble tip befpore corals so no chance of stinging while he gets comfy :) sry again for long winded msg back LOL :)
  • David Brough - 2013-02-10
    Seahorses are definitaly a species tank. They would probably starve in an aquarium with clowfish. Small dragonet or firefish would probably work okay. I would consider just making it into a species tank to show off the clowns. I sounds like a cool aquarium either way. Good luck
Reply
Animal-World info on Common or False Percula Clownfish
Animal Story on Common or False Percula Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Common or False Percula Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
M Woodhill - 2010-09-23
Hi everyone, thanks in advance but I do come cross a problem.

There are lots of stories I've heard o.a. will adopt bta. I have the both and my o.a. have paired. Yet they seemingly accept one piece of live rock as host and schooled around it and never swim afar. They have even swum to my bta as close as several inches.

What am I supposed to do to make my pair accept bta as host and swift them from the rock? I tried some means but seemingly none of them worked but the means stressed them and bta
so is there any solution or I must purchase a pair of maroons or clarkiis or whatever supposed to share symboints in the nature?

Many many big thanx.

Click For Replies (1)
  • aelun - 2011-06-11
    If you are desparate try putting a predator in the tank but only if your really desparate as the clowns will find safety in the anenomes tentacles. Also get 2 anenomes as the clowns may fight over the anenome but I'd get two anenomes and leave the clowns be but do not introduce glass[aptasia] anenomes they breed like wild fire and the clowns wont go near them but anyway have fun.
Reply
Anonymous - 2012-04-24
Hey I have tons of moss in my tank. I'm thinking about geting a sea hair that devours it. but can a sea hair fit in a 14G?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2012-06-18
    Yes that is fine but when you are out of Moss (Sea hair) Return it to to the store. unless you can train to eat fish food. Good luck!
Reply
Animal-World info on Cinnamon Clownfish
Animal Story on Cinnamon Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Cinnamon Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Julia Gardner - 2005-03-12
I was fortunate to purchase a pair of Cinnamons. The store associate said that she has never seen a nicer coloring of the two. They exhibit some rare colorings for Cinnamons. Their anal fins are all black and their dorsal fin is orange. I am pleased with my pair and hope that with right conditions in the tank,they will mate. I had to buy two anemones, long tentacled, because I only had one and the female was very aggressive about protecting it. Now with the second one, the male has his own that he tends to and the female will join him in caring for it. I also have a pair of Ocellaris, however, they were tank bred.

Click For Replies (1)
  • David Brough - 2012-11-17
    Wow... you scored! I would love to be around a pair of breeding clownfish. I sure hope they mate for you.
Reply
teena - 2006-09-05
I have one that hosts a Hatian pink tipped anenome (which is very rare that any clown would host that type) and she is just so fun to watch. She even feeds her anenome host. She is a little territorial toward other fish expecially if they go near her host, not too bad though. I would recommend adding one to your tank!

Reply
Animal-World info on Common or False Percula Clownfish
Animal Story on Common or False Percula Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Common or False Percula Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Tanya Severson - 2011-10-07
We had two clowns and then we got a Green BTA and the next day on of our clowns was hosting it. She lays in it and wiggles like crazy. she brings it food and keeps other fish away. Sometimes she lets the male go by it. It was exciting that our tank raised clowns hosted so fast. we have a Rose BTA in our other tank and hope that when we get clowns they host as easily as the ones in the other tank. We got the clowns from our local Petco store and they came fully equipped with ick. Thankfully our water quality is near perfect and we have awesome lighting. We did a water change and syphoned the bottom really well and we haven't seen any ick since. Very tough, hardy fish. Love them!

Reply
Animal-World info on Cinnamon Clownfish
Animal Story on Cinnamon Clownfish
List Animal Stories on Cinnamon Clownfish
More info at Animal-World
Callum - 2007-12-01
I've seen quite a few of these fish in the wild. I come from Australia but I live south of the great barrier reef. They are funny to watch when snorkeling. I hope to get one in my marine tank i'm getting soon.

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World