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Old 08-10-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Clownfish shaking at each other

I have 5 anemones, 8 clownfish and at least one of them is female. I sometimes see two clownfish go parallel to each other and shake at each other (one shakes, and then the other one does).
Is this mating behavior?
Is this normal?

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Old 08-10-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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It is normal and from my understanding it can be a mating ritual so to speak...
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Yeah, mine do that same thing... very weird.
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LOL... One of mine was doing the same thing the other day. I though something was wrong with it. I guess not.
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i heard that when they shake it means that there is a mated pair, the one that is shaking is the submissive one (the Male). are the ones that shake smaller? Does it kind of look like he is having a seizure?
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For me the bigger one was shaking?
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My percs do that all the time, very strange looking. My GSM don't do it..
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Does it kind of look like he is having a seizure?
Yeah, it does. They aren't a mated pair, because both of them were of equal size, and I already have a female in the tank.
Can I have two mated pairs in a tank?
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depending on size.. yes
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