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Old 07-27-2011, 05:06 AM   #11
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I'm not new to saltwater.... don't know a lot... but not new. Can anyone explain the ceramic/terracotta pot breeding thing? I just set up a new aquarium in hopes of a breeding pair of clowns. I put a damsel in today (after cycling it with sand & liverock from my old aquarium AND the dead shrimp/piece of fish routine). I have one small oscellaris clown that is quickly outgrowing a 2 gallon Fluval and plan to put him and a new clown in it in a few days/week. Should I put the 2 in at the same time? Do they need to be the same size? Any ideas on the ceramic/terracotta pot thing & anything else would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:23 AM   #12
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I'm not new to saltwater.... don't know a lot... but not new. Can anyone explain the ceramic/terracotta pot breeding thing? I just set up a new aquarium in hopes of a breeding pair of clowns. I put a damsel in today (after cycling it with sand & liverock from my old aquarium AND the dead shrimp/piece of fish routine). I have one small oscellaris clown that is quickly outgrowing a 2 gallon Fluval and plan to put him and a new clown in it in a few days/week. Should I put the 2 in at the same time? Do they need to be the same size? Any ideas on the ceramic/terracotta pot thing & anything else would be greatly appreciated.
I would personally introduce them at the same time. If it all possible try and get the new fish a little bigger than you currently have. Clowns are hermaphrodites and the larger one will have a greater chance of turning into a female (they are the larger and more aggressive of the species). The terracotta pot deal is in hopes that they will host it and lay the eggs there. Anybody with a little more knowledge please correct me if I am wrong as I will be doing the same shortly.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #13
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I'm not new to saltwater.... don't know a lot... but not new. Can anyone explain the ceramic/terracotta pot breeding thing? I just set up a new aquarium in hopes of a breeding pair of clowns. I put a damsel in today (after cycling it with sand & liverock from my old aquarium AND the dead shrimp/piece of fish routine). I have one small oscellaris clown that is quickly outgrowing a 2 gallon Fluval and plan to put him and a new clown in it in a few days/week. Should I put the 2 in at the same time? Do they need to be the same size? Any ideas on the ceramic/terracotta pot thing & anything else would be greatly appreciated.
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I would personally introduce them at the same time. If it all possible try and get the new fish a little bigger than you currently have. Clowns are hermaphrodites and the larger one will have a greater chance of turning into a female (they are the larger and more aggressive of the species). The terracotta pot deal is in hopes that they will host it and lay the eggs there. Anybody with a little more knowledge please correct me if I am wrong as I will be doing the same shortly.
Have a look in my thread regarding this.
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Interesting. I have never seen a clown host a feather duster.
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