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Old 07/29/2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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Tentative Combination of Fishes

In my 60 gallon Fish-only, I am considering the following combination of fishes:

2 Maroon Clownfish
1 Coral Beauty Angelfish
1 Flame Angel
2 Javanese (Blue Velvet) Damsel
1 Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse (Maybe)

Would you think the damsels might cause trouble, as they are known to get aggressive ? Or would Blue Damsels have less potential for trouble than the Javanese ? And is it advisable to have more than one Maroon Clown ?


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Old 07/29/2020, 10:01 AM   #2
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i would probably go with one, or the other angel, but IMO 60 gallons isn't a great size for any angel due to the footprint of the tank.

flasher wrasse should be ok, but definitely get a lid.

damsel might cause issues in a tank that small, they can be aggressive.


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Old 07/30/2020, 11:20 AM   #3
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Blue Velvets are a terror even singly. No, no, no, go back, kemo sabe, it's a trap.


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Old 07/30/2020, 01:20 PM   #4
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Blue Velvets are a terror even singly. No, no, no, go back, kemo sabe, it's a trap.
Thanks, Sk8r ! I think I'll just stay away from Damsels altogether.


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Old 07/30/2020, 01:22 PM   #5
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The only rational, fairly decently behaved damsels in my experience are the little yellowtails or, with greater caution, the fiji blue.


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Old 07/31/2020, 12:08 PM   #6
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I've heard many stories of aquarists afraid to do regular maintenance because of maroon clownfish biting attacks. I agree with MondoBongo on the angelfish - pick one.


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Old 07/31/2020, 12:59 PM   #7
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I've heard many stories of aquarists afraid to do regular maintenance because of maroon clownfish biting attacks. I agree with MondoBongo on the angelfish - pick one.
Maroon clowns are very bold; I had one years ago that would eat right out of my hand, and if I stuck an empty hand in the tank he would peck at it (looking for some food).


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Old 07/31/2020, 07:03 PM   #8
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Well, the first two specimens came home from the LFS today; two Maroon Clownfish.....


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Old 08/01/2020, 03:36 PM   #9
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My recommendation of clownfish is the ocellaris---bright pattern, lively, and mild-mannered toward other fishes. The maroons are larger, more defensive of territory, and nippy, which the ocellaris aren't.


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Old 08/01/2020, 04:20 PM   #10
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My recommendation of clownfish is the ocellaris---bright pattern, lively, and mild-mannered toward other fishes. The maroons are larger, more defensive of territory, and nippy, which the ocellaris aren't.
Guess I've made my bed now though with the Maroons; it is my favorite clownfish. I had one years and years ago (1990s) for about 7 years, he was a beautiful specimen..... Used to eat food right out of my fingers.


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Old 08/01/2020, 04:47 PM   #11
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Then you know them. Remember they do get pushy when they mate. I've always admired them, but after two (allegedly milder-mannered) Clarkiis who bit me bloody (they have little square teeth) every time I worked in the tank, I decided a larger, naughtier clown was not for me. Seriously, they are gorgeous.


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