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Old 02-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
 
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i just got a new 2 gallon aquarium. so far i have a chromis and a peppermint shrimp. im thinking about putting my chromis in my big bros tank (with 4 other chromis's) and getting 2 O.R.A. ocellaris clowns i dont know if they would do well in such a small tank any advice?????? thanks
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
 
I would say no to a clown. A clown should have at least 7 gallon (preferably 10+), and the Chromis should be fine. If you want to put the Chromis in your brother's tank, you could get a small goby (Clown, Green Banded, Neon Blue, etc).
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
 
the guy i buy my stuff from says it would be ok they have a shipment of clowns and its only $50 a pair is that good
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:19 AM   #4
 
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2g is too small to suit any fish. Sorry but I would suggest upgrading to at least 20g.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
 
im gonna try to post some pics hope it works!



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Old 03-01-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
 
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Tank is too small for any fish, I'm afraid.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:26 AM   #7
 
no otherwise i wouldnt of bought it
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:32 AM   #8
 
at the fish store they have a two gallon with 2 clowns in it so HAHAHA :P
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
 
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at the fish store they have a two gallon with 2 clowns in it so HAHAHA :P
It doesn't mean you can and should follow their style. Fish in stores do not live in small tanks nor overcrowded conditions for a long time. I'd still advise against using a 2g tank.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
 
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like lupin said, a 2gal is too small for fish. if you wanted you could keep snails and shrimp in it but not fish.

the pet stores put fish in small tanks like that for a few reasons:

1 they want to show off the tank and the fish but the fish are only in there for a few days before they are sold.

2 *most* pet stores just want to get the money so they do whatever they can to get you to buy things(sometimes this means making you believe you can fit 2-3 clownfish in a 2gal tank)

3 some pet stores that are just in it for the money dont know a lot about the proper conditions for the fish they are selling.

so please either rehome your fish or upgrade to a bigger tank.
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