Ever since making the big switch into the reef tank world about a year and a half ago, I have gotten TONS of bad advice. One of which, I don't know if it was truly bad advice or if it was just someone's wishful thinking, or not listening to what I wanted. I knew I wanted clown fish ever since I got the idea of starting a reef tank. I did research on them, wanted to keep it relatively simple and get two ocellaris clown fish. The goal was to start off with two, after time for the tank to get mature enough, I would add an anemone and hope they would become a bonded pair and host the anemone. When I got to the LFS, they had a group of new clown fish together, about 9 total, all in a group intermingling. They were all exactly the same looking except for two. The first one was an orange misbar ocellaris which they said they didn't realize they had, because they didn't order it, therefor they wouldn't charge me extra. He was so cool looking to me, I had to have him. The other one that stood out was a single black ocellaris. I said to the people working at that LFS that I didn't know that the different species (all the orange ones and the black one) could live together. I was told, "If they were full grown, you couldn't introduce them together, but being that they are so young still, if you raise them together from this size, they won't know the difference and will eventually become a bonded pair." Fast forward 9 months later, they always got along, would swim together, everything seemed fine. Until I added an anemone. Immediately after the addition, they seemed to be battling over the new real-estate. The misbar won. Now that he has his anemone, he doesn't want anything to do with the black ocellaris. They do not fight, aren't aggressive towards each other, but he never lets the black ocellaris near his anemone. Fast forward again, the anemone recently split into two. I at first was thinking that at least they could each have one... I was wrong. Perhaps the misbar one hasn't chosen which ones he likes better but he is now very possessive over both of them, and so the black ocellaris won't go near either one. My questions, concerns and fears are: Is it a bad idea to continue to keep both? I'm sure it's preference, but is it better to have two that are bonded? Will the misbar ocellaris eventually settle one one anemone? What are your guys other thoughts about it?