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Old 04-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Breeding Clowns

Hello. We have been trying to breed our two ocellaris clownfish. They have been in a tank by themselves for 4 months and are still doing the Twitchy Dance. Is this normal? Should they still be twitchy? And do they continue to twitch even after they have become "mates" and/or laid eggs?
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It might take a while for it to happen. Water parameters need to perfect or pretty close. Hopefully it will happen.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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pH is 8.2, ammonia 0, nitrite is 0, and nitrates are about 15-20. We do a water change once a week and we have dropped the sal down to about 1.020. Is there anything else we can do to help them?
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Salinity should be at 1.026 and if possible, get those trates down.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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If both are twitching i would say they are still competing to be the female. Have you seen them lay eggs before?
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Only the male is twitching and we have read to drop the sal to 1.020 to imitate spring time.
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