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jjtf00 11-24-2009 05:38 PM

clown fish eggs
 
if i were to put a male and female clown together in a 29 gallon tank what would be the possible chance of the female to lay eggs?

willieturnip 11-25-2009 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jjtf00 (Post 279505)
if i were to put a male and female clown together in a 29 gallon tank what would be the possible chance of the female to lay eggs?

Virtually none as far as I remember. Though in theory it could be done.

onefish2fish 11-26-2009 01:08 AM

clowns can def. reproduce in the home aquarium, but survival in a display tank wont happen. to start you'll need a sexually mature pair of clowns and even then things will happen on their terms. if the clowns did lay eggs in the display, eventually they are eaten, sucked into a powerhead/skimmer, starve... so best method is a seperate tank.

jjtf00 11-26-2009 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 280404)
clowns can def. reproduce in the home aquarium, but survival in a display tank wont happen. to start you'll need a sexually mature pair of clowns and even then things will happen on their terms. if the clowns did lay eggs in the display, eventually they are eaten, sucked into a powerhead/skimmer, starve... so best method is a seperate tank.

why would i need a seperate tank? they would be the only fish in it

izzasy 12-06-2009 04:34 AM

The reason why you need a separate tank is because your male clownfish might eat the eggs. Although in theory, the female fish will protect, the male may tend and may become aggressive just to get what he wants. Be very observant, once your female lays the eggs, separate the male immediately. You can get more breeding information here: http://www.aquariumfishexperts.com/c...ish/clownfish/

If you're breeding, the ratio should be 1 male and 3 female. But you should prepare yourself for a standard community tank.

jjtf00 12-07-2009 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by izzasy (Post 285689)
The reason why you need a separate tank is because your male clownfish might eat the eggs. Although in theory, the female fish will protect, the male may tend and may become aggressive just to get what he wants. Be very observant, once your female lays the eggs, separate the male immediately. You can get more breeding information here: Clownfish

If you're breeding, the ratio should be 1 male and 3 female. But you should prepare yourself for a standard community tank.


or i could just get the eggs and get rid of the male clown fish.... that way i dont have to spend the extra unnecessary 500 dollars

Kellsindell 12-07-2009 10:18 PM

Some of the information on here is incorrect, but rather then trying to explain a lot of it, here's a website of someone that has been doing it for years with clowns and bangaii cardinals.
| Breed My Fish


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