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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've had these two clownfish for a year, I got them as captive bred babies from the same clutch. They have done okay, mostly getting along with the occasional squabble. Neither one wants to back down. But now the one that is just slightly larger is keeping the other one near the top of the...
  2. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Hi all! I have 4 ocellaris clownfish two black and two orange that have been in the same 90g system for roughly a year and a half now. I have no clue if im wrong but the orange pair has a dominant female and the black pair seems to have a dominant female as well. They are doing the "epileptic...
  3. Reef Fish
    So I've bought a small tank today and made sure it was big enough for 2 clownfish and 2 other small fishes, don't know what's it called, can't remember what the guy at the store told me. But one is an ocellaris clownfish and the other,one which is double it's size, a tomato clownfish. I've...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have noticed 2 out of the 4 chromis I have acting a little strange the past couple days. Are they a pair? Going to mate? I read up on it and found they will flash these colors when they are either stressed, or pairing up. The one in the single picture you cannot really tell (seriously, the...
  5. Reef Fish
    Hello all I have a few questions and concerns. We have these two clown fish that finally hosted our rtba after what seemed like forever. Since this happened they became a mated pair and our little lady is growing large around her belly. We aren't into breeding just yet so natural selection will...
  6. Reef Fish
    Ok guys. I have two clowns by themselves in a 55 gallon. I got them the same day at the pet store. They have been with each other ever since. It's been like two weeks... One clown is a little bit bigger than the other, you have to look real close to see it. The other one(small one) will pick at...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So I have two clown fish who I think have been spawning. They swim around and around each other and then they twitch and shake together. They're always together swimming and sleeping. How should the environment be? I have three LR in the tank to make a nice cave and that's it. Other than a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a mated pair of ocellaris clowns and nothing else (it's been that way for a few months now) and I've considered adding a pair of black and white ones. Would they be aggressive toward another mated pair? I've heard floating both pairs and then moving the rocks around before...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I was walking out to get some water to drink and decide to check my tank out for a bit. I notice something inside one of the hermit crab, I try my best to get a picture of it, but it is still very blurry. Anyways here it is, not sure what it is, but it looks like eggs to me but not sure...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I just today purchased a black ocellaris clown to go with my orange after a fatality leaving me with one orange clownfish. I asked the fish store sales person if this was okay and they said it would be just fine. ( black is smaller than the orange but they knew that) So, i bought the fish and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello there everyone, So my tank cycling went just great, and I added a cleanup crew (one large and two small snails and three hermit crabs) They're all doing just great and seem quite content with the brown algae. I got two clowns from my LFS today after having a pair on hold for a week (they...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So, I'm doing it the hard way. I have a large, 3", maroon clown that I've had for about 2 years. A week ago, I got a small, 1", juvenile. The fact that it's still alive is a good thing - I think. At first, the female chased the little guy around, nipping at his tail, which I expected. After...
  13. Seahorses & Pipefish
    So i got two unsexed h.barbouri seahorses from seahorsesource about two weeks ago. I think they are females, if i get a male how does the whole porcess work of breeding and raising the fry
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. We have two Clownfish we purchased from a pet store. Both are False Perculla. Not sure how old or anything. They are rather small, but one is much brighter than the other? Is that normal when there are 2 clowns together? Or is my fish sick?:fish: Here is a picture of my little...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    my tank is an established one that has been recently moved. my pair of false mave been shaking and the little male has been nipping at the larger females no-no area lul. is this mating or is there something wrong?
  16. Reef Fish
    I have a pair of percula clowns, not quiet mated yet;). But the bit larger one(soon to be female) is constantly harassing the littler one, the soon to be male. But sometimes when she does harass him, she looks like she's flinching or twitching, turing to her side and freaking out. Is this common...
  17. Reef Fish
    I've had two percula clowns for about a month and a half now. How long until they become a mated pair? They still are a bit aggresive towards each other... Thanks!
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Can't tell whats happening here. Do nassarius mate before laying eggs? Today I came across five snails piled on top of another one. I thought it was dead and they were eating him but I poked it to check and it recoiled further in the shell. It has not moved all day but I've gone back to...
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