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    fish compatability

    is it possible for a black percula clownfish to be with a true/false percula in 65 gallon tank?

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    This compatability chart is a pretty good guide:

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/c...lity_chart.cfm

    I'd say that if both were percs, than you would be fine. I wouldn't mix an oscelaris and a perc though.

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    BTW:

    "True" Percula clownfish is Amphiprion percula

    "False" Percula clownfish is Amphiprion ocellaris

    Despite the fact that they do look quite similar they are different species which is why I wouldn't mix them.

    As far as I know, black percula clowns (Darwin clowns) are still Amphiprion percula.

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    so a black perc and a true perc would be ok than. would they possibly mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iswearitsformydaughter View Post
    would they possibly mate?
    A candelight dinner, a bottle of wine, and some soft music and anythings possible. :b2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by iswearitsformydaughter View Post
    is it possible for a black percula clownfish to be with a true/false percula in 65 gallon tank?
    I have recently bought several pairs. I find that if you buy a pair of fish, make sure they are paired at the LFS.

    So in other words, domino damsels are agressive. But the LFS puts so many in, they can't establish a territory.
    Well if you take 2 or 3 of the damsels out of that tank and put em in your tank they seem to do pretty well. (it's what I did recently, one domino damsel and two 3 striped damsels) They get along fine.

    Maybe as they get older, you will need a 100 gal + tank. But not for now.

    I have two false clowns and they were with a school of clowns in the same tank. And they paired off RIGHT away.
    you never ever see them more than a foot away from each other, usually rubbing up against each other.

    just my two cents.

    If you get em from seperate tanks i think you have problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post
    A candelight dinner, a bottle of wine, and some soft music and anythings possible. :b2:
    LOL...and don't forget the porn...you can't forget the porn.

    Here is something I read. If you want your clown fish to co -habitate with a anemone, someone suggested to put a picture of a clown on the tank that are with anemones....so guess what i did.. LOL
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    1 power heads,

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