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Old 12-03-2005, 08:24 AM   #11
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Hi was reading the last post sorry to but in but why do you think the brittle star had some thing to do with the loss of your fish?

My clowns do this vibrating thing too! They don't fight though. They are hosting a rock that they have dug a hole in front of. They protect it like crazy. I have a crab that likes to eat in front of there home. They tag yeam him. It's really funny to watch


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Old 12-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #12
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tmkx3- brittle stars have been known to form a sort of tent, lifting it's central disc off the substrate and standing on it's arms. Then it waits, for a tasy meal, slow swimming fish, sleeping fish and such. Also, no evidence of body present anywhere in the tank. I would have seen it as it wasn't missing long enough for it to have died of other reasons and the crabs to pick it apart, leaving a chewed up carcass floating around.
They do something that looks kind of like this..

Oh and btw- I traded it in once it got to be 13" across!!!!!

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80 gallon..

your 2 percs..

try cardinals, grammas, firefish, chromis, dwarf angels or even a yellow tang

dont forget inverts, shrimp, snails and hermits
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #14
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chineseknife, to answer your question, male clownfish will usually be smaller than the female. You were right as of the 4"-5" range, with males being on the lower end as adults and females on the higher, very similar to livebearing freshwater fish such as swordtails and platies.

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behavior, clown, clownfish

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