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Old 03-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Ok so my friends and I are going to start a fish breeding business and I know a lot about it and stuff and I was wanting so opinions/advice on breeding fish. I have a questions right now I have a pair of picassos that aren't spawning because I don't think they are different sexes is it possible to take my big one and put it with a male regular occ. clown? Or will they fight?
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What makes you think they are the same sex? May I suggest you do some research on how to sex and breed Clownfish.
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If you don't know how to sex clowns idk if I'd be trying to start a fish breeding business. Like was stated research breeding them, it is very time consuming and feeding them is pretty time consuming. Are you just going to be breeding clowns?
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I have done lots of resurch I know what I am talking about I know how to sex them my clownfish are the same size I know females are bigger than males and I know the feeding is time consuming I have seahorses and I feed my breeding fish every time I feed the seahorses
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I have done lots of resurch I know what I am talking about I know how to sex them my clownfish are the same size I know females are bigger than males and I know the feeding is time consuming I have seahorses and I feed my breeding fish every time I feed the seahorses
Fair enough lol
Edit: I see you asked this same question about half a year ago. Are these still the same fish from then? Or a different pair?
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Same fish
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Is the other clown smaller that you want to move it to?
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Ok so it's doesn't matter what they are they will be ok?
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As long as they're the same species no. Just watch for aggression if you do introduce them.
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I'm not sure you can breed a Picasso percula with an ocellaris clownfish. Different species.
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I'm not sure you can breed a Picasso percula with an ocellaris clownfish. Different species.
You can breed percs with ocellaris hence mocha clowns. However it is quite difficult
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Why don't you just buck up and purchase a breeding pair of whatever you want and start breeding? They are available.
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I have been looking for that but I can't find a reliable source to purchase from could you help me?
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Look on local forums. I see them for sale all the time.
On this page they offer some black percs as a mated pair-
Saltwater Fish /Saltwater Aquarium Clown Fish
these guys seem to have a good selection-
CLOWNFISH - iBluewater
And then there's always the mighty Ebay..
Clownfish Pair: Live Fish | eBay
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Ok thanks for the help
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Are there any other fish that are easy to breed saltwater wise?
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You can breed percs with ocellaris hence mocha clowns. However it is quite difficult

The mocha is a cross between 2 occ clowns (a b/w and a o/w). That being said, cross breeding certain animals is possible (eg mule), and with the clowns it is possible but difficult. The offspring will almost always be sterile as well.
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The mocha is a cross between 2 occ clowns (a b/w and a o/w). That being said, cross breeding certain animals is possible (eg mule), and with the clowns it is possible but difficult. The offspring will almost always be sterile as well.
Oh you're right I got confused lol. Not all hybrids are sterile, actually a good number aren't.
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So besides clownfish are there any other fish that are easy to breed?
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