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  1. Reef Fish
    So I have a single adult Banggai Cardinal that I would really like to pair, but I am unsure of how to go about it. I originally had two, but one ending up getting sick and dying from a disease outbreak soon after introduction (that is now taken care of). That was about a year ago. Recently I...
  2. Reef Fish
    There's been a lot of discussion about the yellow watchman goby pairing with a pistol shrimp and our guys took to each other right away. Here's a little video of them: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4EuliVkuZpKRGV1aUhOenh4MTA/view?usp=sharing
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So as my DT runs its fallow period, I have finally cycled my QT. My plan is to have only a pair of maroons in my DT with no other fish. I've read myself silly on how to pair these fish and knew I would have to take a chance sooner or later. (Yes I'm adding two fish to a newly cycled tank...
  4. Anemones
    So I purchased two Juvenile clowns almost a year ago. June of 2013, when I got them they were always together in the same anemone. Now almost a year later they hangout in opposite ends of the tank almost. Does this mean they didn't pair? You can tell that one is a female and one is a male.
  5. Anemones
    i recently bought 2 juvenile maroon clowns from bluezooaquatics, they came saturday and both clowns were very healthy. i acclimated them to the tank and after about an hour they began to fight. they fought on and off very aggressively for nearly an hour before i separated them putting the weaker...
  6. 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...
  7. Crustaceans
    I'm debating about the next thing to add to my tank. I added a yellow goby a couple weeks ago and he seems to be doing really good (aside from being a little shy, but he has at least got to the point that he sits in front of his hole under my LR most of the time unless he gets scared then runs...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I lost the male half of my clownfish pair a few days ago due to a freak accident, they had been together for 2 years. I want to pair the female up again, she's about 3 or so inches long, not very aggressive or territorial. I have a juvenile clownfish in an 8 gallon tank that at the moment is...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I got 2 clowns as juveniles about 3 months ago. I got one a little bigger than the other. Now the smaller one originally is noticeably bigger. They have been going through the mouth locking and seizure like movements the past month and ever since about a week ago they stopped locking mouths and...
  10. Reef Fish
    Hi Guys, Around 6 days ago I purchased two young Ocellaris clowns. the two I picked were hiding together in a bubble tip anemone. One was much bigger than the other but they were both very small. I figured seeing as one was much larger than the other they would have a good chance of pairing...
  11. Tank Specs
    I was at my LFS looking at getting my first permanent fish for my tank. I have a large Damsel in there now that I have had in for about a week after my tank cycled. I'm thinking about starting the tank with a pair of Ocellaris Clowns as I will be taking the Damsel back after awhile. Here's my...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hey i got a fire dartfish and was wondering how to pair him with another one or how to tell the difference between male and female. the reason i want to pair him is because i got a coral banded shrimp who has been pinching my coral and has quite an attitude so back to the lfs. also could fire...
  13. Anemones
    Unfortunately my male ocellaris seems to be circling the drain. Hiding in rock crevice at bottom, breathing quickly with mouth open, not coming out for food. No spots, no discoloration. Everything else in the tank is doing fine & water parameters pH 8.0, Amm 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate <10, alk...
  14. Reef Fish
    Hello everyone, Yesterday I purchased what I believe to be a blue spotted watchman goby ( lfs didn't have an Id on him) I will get a picture of him up once he comes out of his cave. My question is what pistol shrimp species would most successfully pair with him. The lfs I go to more often has...
  15. Reef Fish
    I need help trying to figure out if my two maroon clownfish are going to pair up. I bought the two about two months ago. One is about an 1 1/2" long and the other probably just under an inch. They have grown a little but not much. They have done the bickering/bullying process. The bigger one...
  16. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Question for the group! Two weeks ago I got the sweet little Hi Fin Goby from Shaun. Thanks!!! He's cute as can be, comes out when I spread Mysis near him, and seems to be doing well. (crossing my fingers) No suicide attempts so far. The same day, I bought a shrimp from Trishka. He was...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ive had my pair of clowns since i got my first tank. ive had them in my sump for about a month with no problems. i fed them yesterday n all was well, but a few hours later, i see my skimmer isnt working. so i check it out, n my male clown is stuck in my mag 18 return :cry: i had a lil grate...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I got 2 new clowns, I got one today and one on Friday. When I put the new clown in there today they went practically straight to each other. They have stayed together for the most part. The bigger clown ( the one I got on Friday ) sometimes pokes the other clown. Really, the small one follows...
  19. 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...
  20. Anemones
    I am wondering about getting started with clownfish - if you have an established anemone, can you just get a couple of small ones and let "nature" sort out the female - I thought I had read that juveniles get along and remain of indeterminate sex for some time. Will one just develop into the...
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