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Old 04-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #11
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This is some interesting reading I don't know how up to date it is Sexing Clownfishes - a knol by Anonymous
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So the clown fish get sexed by who is the strongest would necome the male and weakest will become a female
No... all clown fish start as male... and the strong one will become female... she will also grow in size... You know how it goes, once they get become an item, she just balloons.
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Actually, all clowns start sexless. Not male.
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... okay... all clown fish when they mature turn into males... then the dominant one becomes the female and the dominant male breeds with her, the rest in the group are juvenile/non-dominant males. If the female dies then the most dominant male will become the female and the rest will move up the chain. But a female was always a male first.
You could say all humans start out sexless as our bodies have to mature before being able to breed.
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From what Ive read all clowns are male till they pair up then the bigger one turns female.. Congrats on new fish Scottay, always happy times when you have a new addition or 2..
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I bought 2 percula clowns today. I was also thinking of getting an anemone but the Guy at the LFS Told me the anemone may not be suited for all my coral when I go a reef tank
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How old is your tank?
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You sure you got sufficient lighting and a stable enuf tank yet? Adding fish still makes stability questionable IMO.
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anemones can move around the tank killing coral... there are things you can do to help to keep an anemone in place but it's risky. I would look up on anemones and make sure that you are not worried about possibly losing a coral or two when it decides to go for a trip.
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