Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

Sign Up

How many pairs of Clownfish can you keep?

Discussion in 'Damsel / Anemone Fish' started by CrazyForWater, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. CrazyForWater

    CrazyForWater Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How many pairs of Clownfish can you keep in a 40 gallon tank? I'm thinking of getting two pairs of Ocellaris Clownfish. One pair being the normal color found in the species while the other one being black and white. Can I only keep one pair in the tank?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Fishieness

    Fishieness AC Members

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ct
    i would only do one pair in a tank that small. Ocellaris, although one of the more peaceful species, can still sometimes get nasty towards others, especially with two females in there.
     
  3. Grins

    Grins Girl Reefer...we do exist

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Creative Director
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    :iagree:
     
  4. CrazyForWater

    CrazyForWater Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does it matter if in my pair I have one black and white and in the other one normal color?
     
  5. Grins

    Grins Girl Reefer...we do exist

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Creative Director
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Sometimes that will work. Never a guarantee.
     
  6. Batmanjay28

    Batmanjay28 AC Members

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    I would stick to one pair. YOur tank is to small and the they would be fighting all the time...
     
  7. 7faces

    7faces Noob DIY'er

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    St.Louis
    ive read that clowns in a group will have 1 male 1 female and the rest genderless. if something happens to the male, the female becomes male, and one of the genderless will become female..
    what would happen in a case like this where pairs were already sexed?
    i dont mean would they fight, but would cross species try to transgender?
     
  8. pooh1989

    pooh1989 AC Members

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    CNA/CMA
    Location:
    Small Town, ND
    I've always read no more than 2 per tank, unless it's a hugh tank and they can have different sides of the tank. But I'm new and usually go with the majority of what I've read.

    ~~Ange
     
  9. <3Oscar

    <3Oscar AC Members

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Free Lance Writer
    Location:
    IA, USA
    If we are talking same species and they are 'ungendered', you can keep more than two in a tank. The most dominate will be female (and the biggest), then next dominate will be the male, and the others will remain genderless unless something happens to the female. If they are already paired, meaning more than one female would be present, i wouldn't reccommend it as the females will be very territorial and fight.
     
  10. <3Oscar

    <3Oscar AC Members

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Free Lance Writer
    Location:
    IA, USA
    They can go male to female, but once one is female it can't go back. I've read about different clown species pairing up (i.e. true percs with false percs) but I don't know how likely that is.
     
  11. saveone

    saveone AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    matriarch (in my opinion..lol)
    Location:
    eastern ky
    Newbie to marine....So how do you know if they are genderless?
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
tfhmagazine.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store