Can clown be happy alone?

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I got a single clownfish. I planned to get her a partner. But she’s a atypical clown that harasses me mercilessly every time I stick my hand in the tank. I’m not looking forward to having to fight off 2 of them every week. So, what do u think? Can it be happy w out a partner?
 
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So I re-read your post. So the 20g is a QT tank and permanent home is the 110?

Happier with 2 yes but not needed. Itll probably still go after your hands in the 110.

I'm currently planning on putting 2 baby clowns in a 10 gallon tank. o_O
 

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I got a single clownfish. I planned to get her a partner. But she’s a atypical clown that harasses me mercilessly every time I stick my hand in the tank. I’m not looking forward to having to fight off 2 of them every week. So, what do u think? Can it be happy w out a partner?

What type of clown? Some species are more aggressive than others. One clownfish by itself should be fine, but attempting again to pair your fish with another small clown seems to be preferable to the fish (if they can make it through the establishing dominance phases).
 
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So I re-read your post. So the 20g is a QT tank and permanent home is the 110?

Happier with 2 yes but not needed. Itll probably still go after your hands in the 110.

I'm currently planning on putting 2 baby clowns in a 10 gallon tank. o_O

Correct.

Really?!? Wow they’re little buggers aren’t they? I was hoping it would chill out in the bigger tank.
 
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What type of clown? Some species are more aggressive than others. One clownfish by itself should be fine, but attempting again to pair your fish with another small clown seems to be preferable to the fish (if they can make it through the establishing dominance phases).

The clown came as part of a whole system I purchased. I was told it’s an ocellaris but I don’t think she is. Can’t figure out what kind really

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In the 110 it will likely only go after your hand when you get within about 1 ft of whatever it decides to call it's house...but some are just insane

So a gamble then. Do they ever just get used to ppl and not attack? Or is that just part of having clowns?
 

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The clown came as part of a whole system I purchased. I was told it’s an ocellaris but I don’t think she is. Can’t figure out what kind really

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A few of the differences between ocellaris and perculas include the color of the color of the eyes, the number of the dorsal spines, and the thickness of the black lines of the body. Typically, perculas have more orange in the eyes, 10 dorsal spines (vs 11 on the ocellaris), and thicker black lines on the body. If you can get a clearer picture of the head and side then we can probably help with the ID.
 
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Clowns are part of the damsel family. Most damsels are mean as ####. Luckily clowns only seem to be mean to each other and anything that dares come near their house. Well most the time. If yours is a real pain in the butt maybe these https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/textured-nitrile-black-fragging-gloves-sunlight-supply.html

That’s not a bad idea. She’s pretty small but, if she gets you at the right spot, it’s no fun. I can’t beleive I’m considering armour against a fish lol
 
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