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Old 08-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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True or false

S it true clown fish can be either sex?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Yes it is. When you introduce two clowns into your tank the bigger one is usually the female. If they are the same size they can fight over which one gets to be the female.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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S it true clown fish can be either sex?
Yep as nikki stated.

Also clownfish are all born as males. When they are adults, the largest and the most dominant fish of the group will undergo a sex change, and become a female. The second largest usually becomes the breeding male, while all the other fish remains juveniles and gender-neutral. If the breeding female disappears, the breeding male will change to a female. As stated the female is usually much larger. When pairing is best to buy a smaller clown then the one you would currently have so the dominance fighting is not very severe before the smaller clown usually giving in quickly and becoming the male.

I think i worded that right. Kind of confusing clowns are just strange in about every way.
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Oh btw its important to note that once female they cannot revert back to male.
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That's weird I think mine are both about the same size right now
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prepare for the dominance shimmy
it is funny and intriguing to watch
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That's weird I think mine are both about the same size right now
Then its likely they are both juveniles. They will establish sex in the weeks to come. Usually the submissive clown (male) will begin flashing the other clown or twitching in front of it to show submission. From then on they will establish sexual roles and begin the physical change to female and the dominant male.

It will take awhile before a size change will be noticed. My female in my 29g is about double the size of the male. Yet both about the same age.
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Is my previous link having a baby reproducing?
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