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Old 12-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Replacing female clown

Fish lights came on in the morning and my female clown wasn't around. After a little investigation I could see a few hermit crabs feasting on my clown hidden deep in the rock work . This clown was my most active fish and ate like a champ. Never any sign of illness. I think a hermit crab attacked her while she was sleeping considering she sleeps right above the sand. I do have 2 big hermit crabs although i've only purchased dwarf blue legs (must of got mixed in from the fish store)

If I choose to replace my female clown should I buy a clown larger than my current male or smaller making my current male a female?

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The size isn't really that much of an issue. They change sexes as needed. I would say the two will have to sort out who wants to be the female...
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Going with a juvenile would probably be safer. However, it would probably a good idea to wait a week or two to make sure there's no parasite or any other condition that's killing fish. Sorry about your clown.
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Thanks for the responses! I will wait a bit before the purchase
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