Two differnet clowns hosting the same anemone???

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I have a yellow striped maroon clown and a false percula clown hosting the same bubbletip anemone in my 55G tank. Is this normal???? The maroon is a lot bigger the percula clown too
 

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Normal, no but it does happen. Your clowns have formed a pair bond against the odds man. Lots of times when you have two different clown species in a tank you can have major problems but, you didn't so don't worry. The maroon is the girl and the percula is the boy. I wouldn't dare add any other clowns to the tank though.
 

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lol I don't hear that happening often. You should post some pics :) I definitely wouldn't add anymore clownfish. You might upset what little balance they have. You will probably have to keep a closer watch on them then a normal pair.
 

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I will post some pics today sometime. I thought that something like this wouldn't happen. But it's pretty cool.

The maroon clown always gets the middle of the anemone and the percula gets the rest. Really wierd.
 

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If they are sharing they are a pair. I've never heard of a pair bond breaking in a tank with some exceptions like removal of one of the clowns etc.
 

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Question.. Did you add them to your tank at the same time or different times?
 

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I've had the percula clown in my tank for about 2 months and I just added the maroon clown a week ago
 

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You're lucky the maroon did't kill it they are the most aggresive clown.
 

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I know! I figured that out after I got the maroon clown. But everything is looking great and the fish never nip at eachother. But you can tell that the maroon clown is the boss of the tank
 
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