Multiple Pairs of Clownfish?

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I'm starting a large tank build and am beginning to select fish I'd like to have in the tank long term. My LFS suggested I might possibly be able to keep two pairs of clowns in the tank.

Have any of you been able to have two pairs of clowns in your tank? If so, what size was your tank?

The build I began a month or so ago is for an approximately 450 gallon, 6'W x 5'D x 2'H tank.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 
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I'm in the same questioning as you are, and from what i could read here and on other forums, you need to have a fairly large tank, and to intruduce the clowns as juveniles at the same time, plus they'll need places to claim too, so you'll need at least two established nems to host the two couples.
That being said nothing garanties that it won't turn into an aquatic warfare in the long term, some have success, some don't.
For my part i'll wait a few months (tank is cycling right now) to have the chance to introduce a few nems before adding two pairs of juvenile clowns at the same time.
I'm no expert, but that's the infos i collected along the way.
 

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I have a pair of gladiators and a pair of black ocelaris clowns in a 75 gallon with a footprint of 4×2. They do great, no aggression towards each other and they even all congregate together sometimes.
I have a pair of ocellaris and later I introduced a Darwin’s juvenile which was risky but no aggression and same all three congregate together haha. It was so weird to me cause my pair have been together for a year and are like three times his size
 
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