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Hey, so I have a black ocellaris clown that I’ve had for about 5 months, and the thing is, he’s been tiny forever. I want to add another clown, preferably another ocellaris, just not a black oce. I was maybe gonna add like a snowflake or something, anyway, ik that you shouldn’t rlly add a large clownfish to a small one, it’s supposed to be the other way around ik, but I’m upgrading my tank anyway and thought I could get away with adding a new bigger one in the new tank and adding my current smaller one like a day after or so. Would this work? Also, say I got two new clownfish For a diff tank, both of diff sizes and diff colors (normal oce and snowflake) on the same day, could I pair them together this way?
 
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One thing you should do is put your smaller one in your upgrade tank first, before you purchase a larger Clown. In the new tank, your small black clown would get adjusted and find a spot he is comfortable with. You put a bigger one in, now that one's female. So I would definitely wait on that new purchase
 
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One thing you should do is put your smaller one in your upgrade tank first, before you purchase a larger Clown. In the new tank, your small black clown would get adjusted and find a spot he is comfortable with. You put a bigger one in, now that one's female. So I would definitely wait on that new purchase
Wait why would it not be the other way around though? Just curious bc I remember some people said if a bigger one is established then adding a smaller one would be easier
 

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I think the risk isn't about the size but the sex, when its just one maybe it already started to turn to female, then if you add a bigger one that may also turn female so you end up with 2 and they will fight to the death
 
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I think the risk isn't about the size but the sex, when its just one maybe it already started to turn to female, then if you add a bigger one that may also turn female so you end up with 2 and they will fight to the death
I dont know if started to turn female, it has been small for a really long time. should I try getting another clownfish that is of same size and see what happens?
 
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why would you want a bigger one anyway? It sounds like you have a juvenile, why not get another juvenile, its fun to watch them play together and grow together.
i dont think that is a good idea right? your not supposed to have two similar sized clownfish right?
 
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