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    Clown Madness!

    Alright so as some know i lost a clown months ago.. and i decided to finally add a new one to the tank.. well i started by adding smaller clown than the one that was left.. Well the resident clown beat the new one into a bloody Pulp.. had to remove him and now nursing him back to health in another tank.. so i decided to try one more time.. this time adding a clown larger.. Allmost twice the size.. well the resident clown is at it again.. Chasing him around.. beatting on him!

    What do i do!!!! .. lol, I love my resident clown.. never seen on that coloration and its 3 years old.. but i would also love to have a pair!

    here are some shots!




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    The problem with adding anything other than a juvenile clown is that your existing clown is probably female. Unless you added a male the second time around, there's no chance that you'll end up with a mated pair. Juveniles can become either male or female, but once a clown is female, it can't switch back to male. I hope stuff works out, but I'm just pointing that out.
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    Ditto the above advise. I will add though, that from the pictures it looks like you are mixing an Oscellaris with a Perculia, which may not work out that well. But as MalHavoc said, get a juvenile and your female will accept it (with minor aggressivness).

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    I lost 2 clowns once until the the 3rd one submitted...then they were a pair....tough game to play

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    Following this with interest sinec I have 3 Ocellaris ...

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    What zookeeper said... it looks like a false and a true... no idea if these will pair up.

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    not really interested in the Pairing up, just want them to stop the royal rumble in my tank !

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    The problem is, unless you eventually get a pair up, they'll probably keep fighting. How big is the tank? Is there space for the two of them without having overlapping territory?
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    Oh yea.. lots of space.. lol, thats not an issue.. its a 5 foot tank!

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    You should call the first one Ceasar or Napoleon if it was a male lol because it seems he wants all the tank for himself and want to concor the world (of the tank that is )
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