Animal Stories - Common or False Percula Clownfish

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Will the real Nemo please swim forward!  Yes, the Ocellaris or False Percula Clownfish is the real Nemo!
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-06-04
Hi guys I have two questions for you all. First of all recently I got a pair of ocellaris and I'm wondering what kind of anemone goes with them and is it normal for them to bite each others fins? They only did it yesterday but is it OK? All they do now is swim next to each other. Thanks.

Fishnerd2000 - 2014-06-03
OK so recently I had purchased two healthy looking ocellaris clown fish from my lps and today I was wondering if it was normal if they bite each others fins and they swim together to so I don't think it is bad but can you help me?

Anonymous - 2012-02-26
How many species of clown fish pairs can i put in a 80-90 gallon tank

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  • 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...
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.

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  • 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.
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?

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  • 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!
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!

shaun - 2011-01-21
I got 2 clowns in a 10-20 Litre tank. I got them from the dame tank where I bought them but they were in a group. One is large female the other is small male would they pair up. The small male follows the female and the female doesn't mind it when it comes. So are they a pair?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-11
    Yes they are most likely a pair as in the clownfish family all clowns are born males then in a group of males the biggest becomes female.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-10
    Yeah thats a pair. But be carefull, if your tank is a 20G or less don't put another pair in. They could become territorial. Look out for eggs!
Bailey - 2010-11-14
Is it okay to use a Charcoal Filter for my Clown Fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    What type of filter is it?
Moses - 2007-04-05
Iv had this fish for 1 year and is a great fish to have! It is very active and is very nice to its tank mates. My clown fish sometimes swims with my coral beauty angel fish. It is a little greedy when it comes to feeding.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-10-17
    Have a good time with your fish.

johnny - 2010-04-25
Will snowflake clowns jump out of my 100 gallon tank?

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  • zach - 2010-10-11
    The only reason that I have heard of snowflake clowns jumping out of a tank was when the water heater malfunctioned and shot the temp. up to about 120f. Other than that they love the top/upper mid of the tank but shouldn't jump out.