So yesterday I went to the LFR and got two ocerllaris clownfish for my first attempt at this saltwater stuff. I made sure it was fully cycled this time (I had a little issue the first time around and lost a couple of damsels). But this time I was patient and made double sure my levels were all proper.
I got a larger one and a smaller one at the recommendation at the retail guy. I knew that clownfish liked to pair-off, and that the male is the smaller one and the larger one is the female (or turn into those sexes?). Now today, the smaller one which I guess is the male does this mini seizure thing.
These seizure things don't last long, and he only does it every now and then. I've seen a few sites which say this is normal mating behavior, so I'm not too worried. Should I be though? Also, I don't have any live rock, but rather a large atificial piece and a few smaller pieces throughout the tank. I'm a poor college kid so wasn't able to spend all the money on LR
. The sites and books seem to say this is a precusor to mating. Now like I said, I'm new to this, and while I feel like bredding and hatching would be AWESOME, God knows I don' have the skills, materials to pull something like that off.
Bottom line quesiton, how likely is it that these two do the Boom Boom and leave me with some clownfish eggs to worry about. Or is this seizure just going to lead to pairing, which could possibly (not likely) lead to mating in the future.
Thanks for any advice!