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Old 07-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #21
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How what works?
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #22
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I guess how your refugium works so that you are able to do that without without them and their food getting sucked up by something..
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Do u know where I can get cheap(ish) interesting clownfish?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #24
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Do u know where I can get cheap(ish) interesting clownfish?

Ocellaris clownfish. They are great little guys. Also why are the pairs so expensive? In my research I have found that clowns are hermaphoditic so if you get two clowns one will eventually turn into a male and one into a female, the female being the bigger one.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #25
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Also why are the pairs so expensive? In my research I have found that clowns are hermaphoditic so if you get two clowns one will eventually turn into a male and one into a female, the female being the bigger one.
Right!? It doesn't make sense
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I'm going to put a netting so that they won't be able to leave the area and then eventually put them in their own tank. I got my clowns from saltwaterfish.com. They area great quality.
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you wont be able to raise fry in the fuge,netting wont keep the rotifers in,plus you need NO flow where the fry are just an air line with 2 bubbles/second bubbling.I am raising fry now and have a thread going with photo's,have a look,it will give you another option with a bucket in the fuge,that will work!.
Clownfish pairs are expensive because it can take a long time to pair,they go through the dominant phase,twitching phase,hosting phase,cleaning phase and then maybe hatching.Just because they are paired doesn't mean they will lay a clutch.
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I like the idea of a bucket in the fuge. My clowns have been twitching and picking at the live rock all day today. Does that mean they're going to spawn soon?
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I like the idea of a bucket in the fuge. My clowns have been twitching and picking at the live rock all day today. Does that mean they're going to spawn soon?
You'll know straight away if they are going to lay the females stomach will be bloated quite a lot.It could be a while before they lay,but I would put a terracotta pot in your tank for them to host and lay their eggs or you'll have trouble transfering them to the bucket.With a pot(make sure you get 2)you can transfer the whole lot together and leave the pot in the bucket(do this on night 7)then put the clean pot into the tank in the same spot as the first one.You'll need a rotifer culture started on day 4 and a baby brine shrimp hatchery started 3 days after hatch.I'm just about to upload some photo's of 2 month old fry on my thread.
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What's a terra-cotta pot? Is it just a normal pot for plants or what? Btw, I've subscribed to your thread.
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