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    false percs

    Hi,

    I was planning on getting a pair of ocellaris (sp?). Question is can I add ANY other type of clownfish to my tank (55 G) or would they fight?
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    thien

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    can anyone explain to me the difference between false percs and true percs? (Ocellaris ARE False Percs?)
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    yes ocellaris are false percs and I think they got the name false percs because they look so much like percs. But why not call percs "false ocellaris"?? I guess it just doesn't sound as nice...

    anyways, from what I've read, the true percs have a solid black line on either side of the white band and the ocellaris doesn't.
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    so the only diff is their appearance? any personality differences?
    i guess than i would go with the true perc pair then (i wouldnt want to have any False things in my tank and ocellaris is harder to spell and pronounce.)
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    Ocellaris are much calmer and have a better all around disposition...

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    ok then, back to the ocellaris it is then. Van, you were the original one to reccommend i get them i believe. just wanted to make sure that the false ocellaris wouldnt qualify under your suggestion.
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    Van,

    Do you know if I can have other types of clowns in the tank after a pair of ocellaris?
    thanks.
    thien

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    ALRHA,

    I'd suspect that the percs would be more aggressive and would stake out a definite territory. They are also more liable to host something like an anemone or coral, than are Ocellaris.

    Thien,

    Once the Ocellaris are in, the other clowns you'd introduce would be more aggressive and likely attack the Ocellaris ....

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    dont we WANT them to host something?
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    It's a personal preference ... I've had other types of clowns in my reef with anemones and all they did was cause havoc ....

    Now I have (3) Ocellaris and they're super-friendly with all the other fish ... also no more anemones (Reef-Wreckers)

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