Need a clown fish expert.....


Moving on Up
I currently have a fairly large 4" Gold Stripe Maroon clown. I want to add another. I was told to go small. A local store has one about 2". What do you think?


New member
Maroon clowns are a much more aggressive species than the typical Clarkki, A. occellaris, or A. percula. In my honest opinion it is risky.

I have seen similar situations work out in both ways, the big female destroys the new clown, and in others no problems at all.

I think luck has a bit to do with it, but that is ideal size for the potential male clown.


Skunk Hybrid Freak
Since no "experts" seem to be answering I'll step in....

As you were told before, I would go as small as possible. If you do get that 2" fish, that MIGHT be acceptable. Marroons will fight to the death before succeeding the female position to a similarly sized potential mate. If there is any doubt about who's dominant they will rip each other apart.
I personally would wait for a 1" fish to turn up.

EDIT: Sorry reefman13 we must have been typing at the same time.