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This is a discussion on clownfish within the Saltwater Fish forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> do cownfish have to have anemone and is it true they can change from female to male and any more info....

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:00 AM   #1
 
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do cownfish have to have anemone and is it true they can change from female to male and any more info.
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
 
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Clownfish do not require an anemone to live in captivity.

In the wild, clownfish live in large groups. The entire population live a "sub-adults", which have not established a true sexual orientation. The most dominate becomes the female, the next dominant the male, and the remainder stay sub-adults.

There is a wealth of written material on clownfish available on the internet. If you have any specific questions in your research, just ask.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
 
Anenome is not needed. They will host about everything; Torch Corals, Frogspawn, Powerheads, Tank Corners...

Clowns can turn male to female, but is impossible to turn female to male. Largest Clown you have in a pair will be the female and smallest will be a male. In a group in the wild, the biggest is the Breeding female and the second biggest is the breeding male.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
 
clownfish in anemone

I've had two clownfish for about 2 years and neither of them went near my long tentacled anemone. They stuck to their corner. But a few months ago, when I placed a soft coral in their corner they moved over and BOTH started swimming in the anemone! They tend to migrate towards long tentacled anemone. It's the most fun thing to watch in my tank right now!
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:49 AM   #5
 
Make sure it is not too salty, ideal salinity 1.02 - 1.023
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:23 AM   #6
 
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Make sure it is not too salty, ideal salinity 1.02 - 1.023
Ideal is actually 1.024-1.026 sg. :)
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:47 AM   #7
 
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Make sure it is not too salty, ideal salinity 1.02 - 1.023
Ideal is actually 1.024-1.026 sg. :)
I thought it was 1.023-1.025 sg for a reef tank, 1.025 sg being best... But thats just me ;) :D
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:08 PM   #8
 
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Ideal is actually 1.024-1.026 sg
I'VE EXPERIMENTED IT.
Anything beyond that the clown will be risky. Only damsel and hippo tang will survived at that salinity level but i observed they become inactive, i believe due to can't take in too much water becos it's salty.

Now I've lowered to within 1.020 - 1.023

I noticed the hippo tang are more active now, this also can be observed from the damsel.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:16 PM   #9
 
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1.020 is a little too low. Clownfish are much more hardy than Hippo tangs (personal experience).
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:59 AM   #10
 
"Clownfish are much more hardy" what does it actually mean?

take a picture of ur tank salinity at tat salty level and proof it.
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