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I have a friend who wants to give me two clownfish and an anemone. I already have a black clown and am not sure if accepting is fish is going overboard. I've only had the black clown for 2 days, will it be ok to mix 2 more regular clowns into the tank? Specs below

60 Gallon tank
256 w t5ho
13 gallon sump
MarineLand 100 Protein skimmer
1 750 gph power head

70 lbs LR
40 lbs LS
1 cleaner shrimp
2 turbo snails
4 red legged crabs
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what species of clown are you talking about adding? I assume when you say a black clown, you mean a black and white ocellaris? If the new clowns are ocellaris or even percula, it "could" work but like posted above, all 3 would probably not hang out together.
 

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what species of clown are you talking about adding? I assume when you say a black clown, you mean a black and white ocellaris? If the new clowns are ocellaris or even percula, it "could" work but like posted above, all 3 would probably not hang out together.
I want to add just one regular clown. I'm not sure if its percula or not and neither is he.
 

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Are the 2 orange clowns already a mated pair? If so, you would be better off to sell them as a pair to LFS or private buyer and buy yourself a juvenile ocellaris to pair up with the black one. If you have had the black one for a while, chance are she is bigger and already turning female. If the new clowns are not a pair yet, still juvenile, then take the size into consideration. The larger of the 2 new ones is most likely the female depending on age and putting that one into the tank with an already female could lead to a lot of fighting and the one in the tank now might kill the new one. Taking the smaller of the 2 new ones and putting it in the tank should cause less issues. So i have a few more questions?

How old and how big is the current black and white ocellaris?
How old and how big are the 2 new clowns?
 

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Are the 2 orange clowns already a mated pair? If so, you would be better off to sell them as a pair to LFS or private buyer and buy yourself a juvenile ocellaris to pair up with the black one. If you have had the black one for a while, chance are she is bigger and already turning female. If the new clowns are not a pair yet, still juvenile, then take the size into consideration. The larger of the 2 new ones is most likely the female depending on age and putting that one into the tank with an already female could lead to a lot of fighting and the one in the tank now might kill the new one. Taking the smaller of the 2 new ones and putting it in the tank should cause less issues. So i have a few more questions?

How old and how big is the current black and white ocellaris?
How old and how big are the 2 new clowns?
The guy has 3 clowns, 2 are a mated pair and the other one is seperate. I was thinking about just taking the one that is seperate. My black and white is about an inch and a half. I just got it from the LFS yesterday so I am unsure of the age. Ill ask my friend about the other one and see how old his is.
 

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Ok, you should be good to go. Your new black and white one is still a juvenile and chances are the new one you get from your friend will be either a juvenile as well or bigger. As long as you don't mind the chance of the orange one being the female (getting larger) and the black and white becoming the male.
 

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Two clowns in a 60 will be fine as long as they aren't both female. Three clowns in a 60 is probably asking for trouble.
 

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Thank you all for your input, I finally made a decision to get a regular clown that was a little smaller than the black and white. Ever since I put him in they have been best friends. No fighting, they just swim together. Now I'm thinking of what else I should get
 

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Beautiful couple. If this is a young tank, you could try some harry shrooms, for the clowns to use as a host, until your tank matures. Then you could pic up a BTA for them.
 
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