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Old 03-25-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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clown fish gender


hey all, is there any easy way to tell the gender of a clown fish?
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:15 AM   #2
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Hello

Clowns can swing either way. In a pair or colony, the largest member will develop as the dominant female.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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so if I just bought any two clown fish, one would become male, and the other female?
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:36 AM   #4
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Make sure when you do buy them , one is a little bigger than the other.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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ok, thank you
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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oh, do you know how they breed or how to set up a breeding tank? Can there be other fish in it, or just the two of them?
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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Get Joye Wilkerson's book, detailed in the resing of the brood - a lot of work for some- worth it to others. http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1890...03#reader-link

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Old 03-25-2005, 08:17 PM   #9
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what if you already have one clownfish and are thinking about adding another?
Do you try to find one smaller than the one you have?
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:45 PM   #10
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Or bigger. I started out with a small clownfish and bought a bigger one. Unfortunately I bought it on-line and it was much bigger, too big for my 70 gallon tank. So I traded it in and left the one I had originally alone for a year. He grew a little, but when I moved him to a bigger tank, I got a smaller one and the original one has grown a lot in the year they've been together, but the second purchase hasn't grown hardly at all.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:46 AM   #11
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It would be best to make a seperate tank just for breeding the clowns with a sponge filter. Otherwise once the fry hatch they will be sucked into the main filter and killed. There are 3 ways to setup a breeding pair. You can buy 4 clown fishes, buy an adult and a juvinile, or if you call around you may be able to find a lfs that already has a pair.
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:36 AM   #12
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is a 10 gallon big enough for the two to breed?
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