Can my tank handle another fish?

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    12ironaman

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    Hey,
    I currently have 10 gallon tank with a blue damsel fish and a chocolate chip starfish. I am wanting to add a clown fish to the tank but I don't know if the tank can take another fish. My LFS says I can but based on what I am reading online it does appear I can. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    You really only want one small fish per ten gallons... so I say no.

    Also hello and welcome!!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    +1 Erin....you can maybe add a 2nd fish, but you'd need to work extra hard to keep your parameters in check...not to mention that those damsels are a pain! In a small confined place, they will beat up any fish you try to put there.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the site...glad to have you aboard. If you have good husbandry habits, then you could add a clownfish.
     
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    I think I would say no based on the fact the damsel is more than likely going to beat the new fish to death. But you could replace the damsel with a pair of clowns.
     
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    Thank you guys for you input.
     
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