07-15-2008, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Cody
Originally Posted by sillyzoedog
what is the best lighting for clownfish? if i get two clownfish and they end up being male/female, will they breed in captivity?
I guess the average lighting is "best." - Daylight 100000k and 6700k Actinic bulbs.
And Clowns can change from male to female, but not female to male. Females are the bigger, more aggresive ones. So if you buy two small ones, one will most likely switch over and they will pair up.
But breeding them is very hard to do in captivity. I remember finding a very good link about that once, let me try to find it.
I was wanting to breed clowns, but I was then told that raising the fry takes alot of time,(you can't leave the house) and that they can easily just get sucked up the filters/powerheads. Don't be discouraged though. Just take some time off of work when you have a pregnant female, and set up a quarantine tank for the fry. An armed coral, such as frogspawn or torch, will make the pair of clowns feel more at home, but they will thrive without one.
After all, your toddler will probably go insane once he/she sees the army of little nemos.