Fish suggestions for clown tank mates

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  1. hermit

    hermit Supporting Member

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    I have a IM 20 gallon tank and it's been housing a clown pair for about 6 months now. The pair has been mated for about one and half year over all. Apart from that it has a fire shrimp, emerald crab and 5 snails.

    Planning to add one or two more small fish to this tank. Looking for suggestions (is it even a idea worth considering?)

    Secondly, how should introduce the new fish. I am not too keen on moving the rockwork since my corals are settled well at their positions. What would be an alternative strategy for it?


    Edit: Clown type: False percula (common clowns)

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  2. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

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    With clowns you should be ok. They tend to keep to them selves.

    I’d say something like a royal gamma, fire fish, or cardinal
     
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  3. tankguy

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    20g doesn't give you much room to work with. Almost every fish gets along with a clown just gonna have to keep it small
     
  4. Coral reefer

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    A lot of times clowns are gonna be territorial in that size tank with almost anything you try to add...good luck. What kind of clowns?
     
  5. hermit

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    False percula clownfish (common clownfish).
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    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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    = A. ocellaris


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  7. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    If they are Maroon Clowns the one thing you don't want to put in the tank with them is your hand.
     
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  8. Randy moss

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    I too have an IM20. Started with paired clowns. Month later added a purple firefish. Doing great but a little shy. 2 months after firefish i added a pigmy angelfish. Doing Awsome. He thinks he's a clown fish. HE sleeps in the toadstool with them. 2 months after angel i added a mexican barnacle blenny. He's a Character.

    Mite be lucky but everyone i added is doing great and got along as soon as I introduced them.
     
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  9. hermit

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    Thanks!
    I am now inclined to get a purple firefish. Will research it's care requirements.
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  10. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Very tight lid. Non aggressive tankmates or you'll rarely see them.
     
  11. Flagg37

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    I didn’t have an issue with jumping but that might have been due to the more aggressive tank mates (a few tangs and such). The only time I really saw them was at feeding time.
     

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