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Old 05/05/2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Adding Clownfish

I have a 125 gl. mixed reef. I had 2 mocha clownfish and 2 perculas. Last night one of my mochas went carpet surfing, so now I have a total of three. I would love to add another mocha or even another pair. Would this be safe?

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Old 05/05/2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Actually you can only keep one pair in your tank safely. Eventually when one of the pairs decides to breed or gets mature, they would kill the second pair in most cases.

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Old 05/05/2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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my guess is the perc's scared the carpert surfing clown that caused him to do that to begin with. IMO I would get rid of the other mocha and keep the percs or get rid of the perks and add another mocha, either way stick to 1 pair per tank

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Old 05/06/2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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Only stick with one pair. Decide what variety you want. 2 clowns per tank

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Old 05/06/2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I thought thought that was the case. Just wanted to make sure. If I give away one of my percs, is there a chance my mocha would pair with the other perc I keep. I'm guessing they are practically the same fish, just a different color variation?

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