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Old 02-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hi everybody, I need some advice on this one, I currently have a 1inch, maroon clown that I bought 2 weeks ago,(not the one that I really wanted) don't ask, now I went another LFS yesterday and saw the one I want, she is 3 inches , my question is if I buy her will they get along? considering there is a huge size difference will it work?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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It's iffy. They usually fight when there is more than one but since you added the other one recently and it's smaller, there may be a chance they won't kill each other and eventually mate.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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If it's another maroon clown, then they could possibly mate. All clowns are "sexless" when in a group. So when one is alone it will become a dominant female. And your actually supposed I introduce a smaller clown, which will become male. So I think you would be okay. No promises though
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if they are still juvenile, they will probably determine which will be the female by fighting. The female will be the more aggressive and the male less dominant. When this is decided they should stop fighting.

If they are mature, and both male, they will fight until one dominates and becomes female.

If they are mature, and both female, they will do it until one dies. Clownfish can go from male to female, but not in reverse.
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I guess the only way is to buy the other guy
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #6
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Not sure, but what's the mature size of a clown?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #7
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I don't know the mature size of a maroon clown, but I can't resist myself, she is 3 inches long and tank raised yellow stripe and perfect, I have never seen a tank raised maroon that big
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Post some pics man. No way is a 1" clown fish mature
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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no, i know a 1 inch maroon is not mature, my question is there is a 3 inch maroon that I want to buy at the LFS, is that fish mature and if so will they get along?
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No one can tell you if they will pair up. Just kind of have to test the waters.
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