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musho3210 12-30-2006 09:23 PM

Clownfish size
 
I am planning to get a 55-gallon freshwater tank. When i get this i will move all my freshwater fish over their and use the older 20 gallon aquarium as a saltwater nano reef. My mom really wants corals and anemones etc. as well as clownfish. I would like to know how many clownfish can i fit into a 20 gallon tank. The tank will only house clownfish and maybe invertebrate

caferacermike 12-31-2006 06:45 AM

If it is a 20 long, standard, I'd say only get one oscellaris. If it's a cube you might be able to pull off one anemone (provided you have the lighting to meet it's demanding needs) and a pair of clowns. Why the difference? The foot print of the tank is far more attractive towards raising an anemone. They generally grow in large circles, not rectangles.

Melissa 01-01-2007 07:05 AM

well we have 2 oscellaris in our 20 gallon, but i wouldnt go any lower than that tank wise. and i definately would not put an anemone in a tank that small, they get rather large. If your lighting is good enough you could go with a few corals and stuff.

fs49864 03-13-2007 10:16 PM

Like it was said before, I'd say probably only one clown for a 20 gallon tank.

musho3210 03-14-2007 04:15 PM

ok well ive decided 2 clowns, no anemone, planning on upgrading to 55 gallon reef tank when there older and when i get a job. Probably in 2 years. But no anemones.

deepdiver01 03-15-2007 06:58 PM

Hi.

Have just stumbled across this site (it was being advertised on mine). Great work guys.

My suggestion is to use an artificial anemone, depending on the anemone fish you have. My experience is that some species can get very distressed if they do not have the cover of an anemone during the day.

There are some great, life-like anemones out there these days.

musho3210 03-15-2007 08:23 PM

yeah i was planning on doing that, im also going to get real corals like mushrooms and polyps. Since im getting tank bred fish they probably dont need an anemone as much as a wild one does.

Cazoz 03-23-2007 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
yeah i was planning on doing that, im also going to get real corals like mushrooms and polyps. Since im getting tank bred fish they probably dont need an anemone as much as a wild one does.

Actually, you might want to hold on the fake anemone, becuse your clown/clowns might host a coral.


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