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Old 03/26/2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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Any experts on Clownfish species & pairing?

So I have had a bonded pair of False Percs, The Female being introduced later becoming an absolute terror. My hands would be bit any time I put them in the tank, once even breaking skin. The biggest problem came when the female began nipping at my Scoly collection, I slowly started moving them to the other side of the tank and that worked only for a bit. So as of today the Female has been banished.

I have had the Male false perc for a few years now and don't really have any issues with him aside from he likes to bite at the silicone on the back wall that connects to the wier, otherwise a perfect citizen. So my question is I would like a new clown to pair with him, but I would like maybe a phantom or some other crazy looking clown. I know very little on these home bread origins as to what their true species is, and which if any may be compatible. Now by pair i mean another clown that will simply get along. Bonded would be great, I have no interest in mated.

Anyone out there have experience with mixing False Percs? Just additional info, the tank is a 42 Versa, No Anemones, Other tank mates 1 False Perc, 2 Bangai Cardinals, 1 Wheeler Shrimp Goby, Pep Shrimp.


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Old 03/27/2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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I am no "expert", but since nobody else is responding I do know this: clownfish don't care about what "variety" they are. Any ocellaris ("false percula") variety will be the same as any other to your ocellaris. A "phantom", for example, is just another ocellaris.

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Old 03/27/2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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Not a expert either but whenever you add a new clown you need to make sure its either larger than the current male or much smaller to cause the current male to turn female. If they are the same size they will fight until one asserts dominance and becomes the female

Fish are not disposable commodities, but a worthwhile investment that can be maintained and enjoyed for many years, providing one is willing to take the time to understand their requirements and needs

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