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Old 02/06/2018, 09:54 PM   #1
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Paired Clown

If 2 clowns are hosting an Anemone together it's safe to say they're paired, correct? It's obvious that one has become the female and the male does the sideways shimmy dance all the time. I also for the first time noticed tonight what I believe was cheek kissing, but I only thought that was exhibited in maroon clowns from what I've read. it just seems like the female doesn't care about male at all. The female occupies the whole anemone while the male basically just hangs out in a little piece on the front edge. When I see it I always think of an angry wife making the husband sleep at the foot of the bed or something haha

I've slowly been stocking up on items and researching care for a clown fry tank in the case they decide to spawn, but I don't know if it will ever happen.

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Old 02/06/2018, 10:12 PM   #2
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My mocha clowns. Have been together or paired up for a little over two ywars now but i have never seen then lay eggs. I’ve bern researching n reading up as well.


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Old 02/06/2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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My mocha clowns. Have been together or paired up for a little over two ywars now but i have never seen then lay eggs. Iíve bern researching n reading up as well.


I want it sooo bad haha. I just started feeding them multiple times a day and hiked the temp up a lil to see if this will promote spawning.

Even if I'm a girls failure at raising the fry which will prob be the case the first few times, I still want to know that my tank is good enough for them to spawn. I have a 2 inch flame angel and 6 line in the tank, and
I hope these fish aren't impeding them from getting down and dirty .


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Old 02/07/2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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Do you run a moonlight on your tank? I have read more than a few posts claiming that moonlights may also be a factor that promotes spawning behavior.


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Old 02/07/2018, 08:01 PM   #5
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Do you run a moonlight on your tank? I have read more than a few posts claiming that moonlights may also be a factor that promotes spawning behavior.


I have a moonlight, but I only use it when I'm viewing the tank at night. I used to have it on 24/7 but thought it was contributing to an algae bloom so I turned it off. Maybe I'll try leaving it on again.


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Old 02/08/2018, 11:55 AM   #6
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Maybe you need to bring in their food, a movie and romantic music to get them going.


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Old 02/09/2018, 10:09 AM   #7
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I asked this exact same question a while back.
was told not really a mated pair unless they lay eggs.
lo and behold, they did (on their own), and been doing it every year ever since. I don't feed them anything other than formula one pellets.

as to try to hatch them, one year, I attempted that. was not successful. It is like 10x harder than how it looks.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1896515


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Old 02/09/2018, 11:50 AM   #8
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I asked this exact same question a while back.
was told not really a mated pair unless they lay eggs.
lo and behold, they did (on their own), and been doing it every year ever since. I don't feed them anything other than formula one pellets.

as to try to hatch them, one year, I attempted that. was not successful. It is like 10x harder than how it looks.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1896515


O I'm sure it's much harder than it looks. It would probably take multiple, multiple try's to get it down, which id be okay with. If there's a will there's a way


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Old 02/11/2018, 09:02 AM   #9
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What you have would be considered a bonded pair, after they spawn that would be called a mated pair.
Time/age is probably the biggest factor here, typically it's about 1-1.5 yrs if you got them as a young pair.


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