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Old 03-17-2011, 12:15 AM   #11
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oh wow lol my mated pair do that and i thought they were getting ready to breed when ever they did that
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:35 AM   #12
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My friend said something about a mating dance
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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What you're seeing is the clowns "fighting" for dominance. The clowns have a very weird social/mating habit. They are all born male and the fighting is actually determining which one becomes female (the female will become slightly larger than the male, hence the small one "twiching" and the bigger one nipping at it). In a group they have one female and the rest are all male, should the female die, get eaten, leave ect. The whole process starts over again. Soon after the "fighting" stops you will notice they spend a lot of time close together. You now have a mating pair of clowns and will see spawing as soon as they find a suitable place to lay their eggs. Then dad hangs around the eggs to protect them (he won't kill anything just chases fish or even your hand away). It is a slightly difficult and time consuming job to raise the fry though. Some do it, I don't. Its your call. Congrats!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #14
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You just finished this post! =P good job
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #15
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Thanks epuerto, I like to research the things I put in my tank.
And actually I missed some things haha. Before they lay the eggs you will see them working together to clean the rock or w.e it is they choose to lay their eggs on, this is a good indication that spawning is coming soon. They will move sand with their mouthes or by turning sideways and swimming hard clearing any sand in the way. When the eggs are laid dad will continue to keep the area clean and "blow" water over the eggs to keep them oxygenated. I think that's everything I know about it lol
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:06 AM   #16
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Wow lol overkill =P
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:14 AM   #17
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Wow lol overkill =P
I told you..CDO lol. I'd rather know too much about it than nothing at all.
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Thats so true lol i dont have "CDO" but im that way 2
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:51 PM   #19
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Great amount of info! Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:57 PM   #20
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No problem. Good luck and be patient, it took my clowns a little over a year to become a mated pair.
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