How many Ocellaris in a 150 gallon tank?

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  1. loaded_guy

    loaded_guy Astrea Snail

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    So I'm getting a new 150 gallon tank set up and want to have more than two ocellaris as guests. I already have a pair in a 33 gallon tank and things are going very well.

    While my new tank is new and as new members are added I thought it would be awesome to add three more pairs, or a total of six more all the same type.

    Can this be done, has anyone else done this? I've seen large groups of juveniles in FS doing this sort of thing.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure it can be done, just do your best to get all roughly the same age and young, try to contact a breeder. You do not want adult females. Introducing all at the same time. Provided enough area with LR and caves. I would not attempt it with Maroon, Tomato or Clarki. You most likely not end up with pairs but rather a dominate female and juvenile males.

    INTRODUCTION - Now karensroseanemones.net

    Karen has some images of her tanks with many clown fish.
     
  4. loaded_guy

    loaded_guy Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the feedback Corailline.
     
  5. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    you could probably do it with ocellaris just don't expect them be a family.

    Although if you get 40 or so of them they may form a ball, although that may only be babies that do that.