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Old 12-09-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Clownfish

I finally got a clownfish im soo excited! Its a perc. i was going to get a clarki but I love when people come and say "Look its nemo!!" I crack up everytime the say that.

But now what do i need to know about them?
Anything specific?
How am I sure its a perc and not an ocelleris?
What are your guys experinces with them?
Do all Percs go black after a while?

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Old 12-09-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hmmmm this is why you should research before you buy. Impulse purchases are a no no, but here you go nonetheless: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-10/hcs3/index.php Percs generally have thicker black margins and I believe one more dorsal spine, usually, than ocellaris 11:10 (anyone back this up?)
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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Okay i really did do some research for like three months i just really wanted to know what you guys think is the most important thing about taking care of them.

Ive tried to tell them percs from ocelerius clowns but im horrible at it so i was just asking if you knew any easy ways that you tell
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Maybe we can get a pic of him later.
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Okay ill try snd get a pic cause he just stays in the corner behind the rock right now.
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Check out liveaquaria.com, look at the clowns and see wath you think...
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If its a percula clown it's probably the false percula, it will have thinner black lines and more orange but IMO they are hardier than the true percs. Good luck.
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If its a percula clown it's probably the false percula, it will have thinner black lines and more orange but IMO they are hardier than the true percs. Good luck.
Right, the True Percula have wider black and it looks more like it "bleeds" into the other color. False (Ocellaris ) have very distinguished lines and more black on the tail, if my memory serves me.
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Percs generally have thicker black margins and I believe one more dorsal spine, usually, than ocellaris 11:10 (anyone back this up?)
The true perks, yes (about the black color). As for dorsal spines...are you talking cheekspines? These are only in maroons (cheekspines).
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Im sorry it took so long to reply
i wanna thank all you guys for your help
and heres a picture im sorry for the crappy quality
Now what do you guys think it is i think its an o. clownfish.

Just another question if it happens to be an o. clownfish and I get a perc. will the bond and cross breed. Just a question so please dont chew off my head for asking LOL
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I sure think it does. Here is a database pic of one.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=7&item_id=23
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