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Old 01/20/2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Adding fish to established tank.

I have a 10 gallon nano thatís well established with only a pair of bonded Ocelaris Clowns and several corals. Would it be safe to add a dragonet or would the clowns beat it up since they are territorial and have had the tank to themselves for several months now?

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Old 01/20/2018, 06:28 PM   #2
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tank is too small for the dragonet and it needs plenty of hiding places. It must be fed live food by hand


Current Tank Info: 60g SPS started May 2014 bare bottom.
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Old 01/20/2018, 06:32 PM   #3
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The clowns won't stand for another fish in that size tank. You will need a healthy pod population to sustain a mandarin. Very few will eat prepared foods

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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Old 01/20/2018, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have an ample supply of a copepods. But if a Nona is too small thanks for the input.

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Old 01/20/2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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If you want you can add a goby and shrimp pair. Also you can add some cleaner shrimp But anything else in that size take wonít last long.

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Old 01/20/2018, 08:18 PM   #6
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I had a peppermint shrimp but I believe my carpet Anemone got the best of him. He disappeared after about 3 months with no trace. I was just pondering the idea of adding something small and colorful but as I said I fear the clowns will attack anything new to the tank. Thank you all for the input.

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Old 01/20/2018, 10:38 PM   #7
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I think your best bet would be a pistol shrimp and goby. They'd be able to hide when they need to and you can kinda put them where you want

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Old 01/21/2018, 09:08 AM   #8
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I would also be hesitant with a carpet and dragonet.

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