One of my Ocellaris Clown died today. Thinking about getting another one...

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I was shocked that this morning she seemed fine but then died out of a sudden... Now I'm devastated, so is my other lonely clown.

I'm getting another clown tomorrow. Should I get an Ocellaris or Percula? The remaining clown in my tank is Ocellaris (10 months old). I want them to pair and breed. Heard that Perc can crossbreed with Oce, but I'm not sure. I like both species though.

Thanks everyone. Stay safe and don't lick your toes!
 

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Agree with the above. Fish typically dont die of "no reason".

As to your question... it depends on the fish. I have a perc and ocell that live peacefully together and became opposite sexes at the terminal stage. However, they never mated.

If mating is your sole concern get two ocell.
 
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Agree with the above. Fish typically dont die of "no reason".

As to your question... it depends on the fish. I have a perc and ocell that live peacefully together and became opposite sexes at the terminal stage. However, they never mated.

If mating is your sole concern get two ocell.
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I did test the water today but only salinity and nitrate. Salinity maintained 1.025 as usual and nitrate is 20ppm. I don't have other test kits, like alkalanity. Is it essential?

Other livestock, even the more sensitive ones were fine (dispar anthias, blue star leopard, emerald crabs, hermits, snails, urchins...)

However, I did do water change two days ago, but only 5%. The blastomussa suddenly died. Mushroom, birdsnest, duncan, and gsp were all fine though. So I assume there's something wrong with my water parameter that killed the clown? My tank is 10 months old.
 
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I'd wait a couple of weeks. Sorry you lost your clown. :(
 
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Op are you using rodi? I would mix up a gallon a fresh water and test all the parameters, if you are keeping corals you'll need the essential test kits on hand otherwise you're flying blind.
Yes rodi, I did test TDS every time as well. What other test kits beside the basic ones? I have pH, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, and salinity.
 
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