11-28-2008, 12:35 AM
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I'm sure you'll get opinions both ways on this one... Personally I wouldn't do it. I've tried that approach several times in the freshwater hobby with even semi-aggressive fish and I don't think it's ever worked that well... And since this is saltwater many FW theories just do not apply. Clowns for some reason can be very aggressive towards others of their own species, on the other hand they rarely stray more than 8" from their small territory.
Maybe if you purchased small (i.e. juveniles so that there are no females) ones, they would have enough room to stake out their own territories on the other side of the tank? Also, make sure they are tank raised so that they aren't entering your tank stressed due to acclimating to captivity. And you probably won't even need an anemone. What other fish do you have in there? I would also stick to an even number so that as the fish pair off you won't have stragglers that end up as "ping pong balls" bouncing around your tank.
As for the "peacefulness" of your tank after this addition there of course are no guarantees as it usually depends on the temperament of the individual fishes in your tank and the ones you might add... You could try it but know that you might, or might not have to do some relocating depending on how things turn out... Good luck