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Old 06-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Clownfish pair?

I got 2 juvenile ocellaris clowns about 5 months ago. My question is how long does it take for these two clowns to pair and start spawning?
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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They will be a pair when one is noticeably larger than the other, the larger being the female. We have had our pair for going on three years, and they have never spawned to my knowledge. They are just attached at the fins so to,speak. Good luck. I think ours took about 6-8 months.
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That's good to know. Yeah one is definitely bigger than the other. I see them side by side often but they do at times go their own way. The whole reason I got into the hobby is bc of clownfish and breeding them. I just feel like 1-3 years is very long. They're about 1 1/2 inches or around there so not too big yet.
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That's good to know. Yeah one is definitely bigger than the other. I see them side by side often but they do at times go their own way. The whole reason I got into the hobby is bc of clownfish and breeding them. I just feel like 1-3 years is very long. They're about 1 1/2 inches or around there so not too big yet.
Your on their time, not the other way around! Good luck tho!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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The female will be much bigger than that before they start spawning. Do you have an anemone for them?? I have had my clowns for about 5 or 6 years and they lay eggs every 14 days. They never layed eggs until i got them an anemone. The times that i have taken out there anemone and put a different anemone they stopped laying eggs for a while. My female is more than twice the size of the male. I have bred them before and it is not an easy task. It takes alot of work.
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As you can see from the pic the female is much bigger than the male. This is an older pic she is bigger now
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That's awesome! Yeah my female is much bigger than the male. I want to get them an anemone but my light isn't strong. I have a two bulb t5 HO. I got them a Haitian pink tip Condy to test if I would be able to keep a bubble tip. So far the Condy is healthy. I'll just wait and see.
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there's no guarantee they will pair,and I wouldn't get a nem just for them to lay a clutch in there,they may not go near the nem ever!Have they started twitching at each other yet,if so then they are on the route to pair up.My pair lay their clutch in a terracotta pot every 2 weeks,i then remove and replace the pot and raise the fry in a different tank setup just for fry.
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Yeah twitching started months ago. Do you know how fast they grow or their growth rate?
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Depends how much you feed.
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