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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

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    I have a 90 gallon reef tank with: Yellow tang, yellow eye tang, unicorn tang, and a Maroon Clown. Last night I added 4 green chromis and two anthias. this is what happed....my wife woke me up this morning with an upset 4 year old because they watched the Maroon clown put the last! green chromis in the mouth of my anemone. She did not see him actually do the deed and kill the 4 fish but i can only assume it was him. My LFS told me since he was the only fish in the tank when I bought the tank he may be aggressive. I thought he would be fine since the large fish I added have been fine and there hasn't been any aggression. So here comes the question.. are my two anthias ok. Or should I take them back. They are about 2-3" and seem fine so far. Also what would be good to add to the tank? We were wanting something that schooled and had some color. Thats why we got what we got.

    Thoughts? any advice would be great! And getting rid of the clown is not an option since my son named him Tony!

    Thanks everyone

    Joel

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    tuff one as the maroons are one of the most aggressive clowns it such a big tank i would think u would be ok but since he mostly likely chased the chromes to death i would watch and probly only add fish that are bigger then the maroon
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    tuff one as the maroons are one of the most aggressive clowns it such a big tank i would think u would be ok but since he mostly likely chased the chromes to death i would watch and probly only add fish that are bigger then the maroon

    what about the anthias? they are smaller think they will be fine?

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    Did the clown show any aggression towards the chromis before making them into nem food?

    Generally aggression manifests right away (but not always).

    My initial thought is you may need to remove the clownfish if you want to add other fish to the tank. They are known to be more aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockSniper View Post
    what about the anthias? they are smaller think they will be fine?
    like Jim said hard to tell can only see what happens its hit our miss i have a 2inch chalk bass in with my 4 inch female and 2 inch male maroons in a 35gal and there fine
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    well they all seem to be settling in fine now. When i add new fish should I maybe take the clown out for a few hours and then put him back in? would that help at all?

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    na will hurt the fish more then it would help just think bigger our something that can hold there own
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