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Old 03-30-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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My first fish is here!!!

Excited. Finally got my water perfect and am able to start populating my tank.

I got the obligatory clownfish and two big hermit crabs.
Tomorrow I am picking up a clownfish friend and some snails.

So rewarding!
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Hopefully the 2 clowns will be drastically different sizes of the same species. If not, they'll fight something awful and it may not end well to figure out who the dominant one and female is. Maybe you'll get lucky and it'll be already determined. Or maybe they'll scuffle lightly for a day or sao and settle it quickly. So many possibilites. Good luck.
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Really? The lfs said since it is a baby it would do fine with another baby. Not true?
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Both babies, huh? Gotta be less than an inch I'd think. Dunno. Worth a try I guess. Best of luck to you and keep us posted on how it goes.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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Yeah, it is less than an inch. Looks tiny in my 55g with it all to his self. I might just skip getting another one.

Definitely getting some snails tomorrow though.

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Na get him a partner, but make sure it's the youngest you can get from your lfs, and preferable the same Epithet. I have two youngsters and they do some battling but not yet. They also are already asserting there dominance, the whole vibrating and laying down thing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:30 PM   #8
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Yes, I got him a partner. So far they are getting along good. I'll keep an eye on them.

I also got 2 snails and 2 green chromis (i read i was supposed to get an odd number, but the guy at the LFS seemed to be strongly against it? he said they weed each other out in his experience).

I'll let these guys establish themselves and make sure i can maintain a stable system before I add anything else.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:23 AM   #9
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I have 2 baby ocellaris clowns, and they are fine together. The owner of my local fish store told me that they will pair up and the smaller one will become the male. I've had them for over a month now and they are doing great. They swim together and never fight at all. They are great.
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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
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