Info needed for clarki clowns

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  1. Kavir

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    Hi guys
    I have 2 clarkii clowns which i have for the past 6months or more now, wen i got them they where about 3cm (both of them).
    Over 3 or 4 months both use to chase each other then 1 will do a shiver and vise versa. Now 1 fish doesn't seem to have grown but the other is almost double its original size.

    How will i know when these 2 will pair or will pairing be difficult if there's only 2?

    How would i know wen they reach adulthood?
     
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  3. lanzo

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    Clark's normally grow to 14cm, but the biggest one i have seen is about 9cm

    clark's are normally fine with each other fine juvinile,but once the grow igger and they haven't paired up...they will try and take down the other one.

    But i think yours are bussy pairing up

    The one growing bigger wil be the female and the smaller one will be the male;)
     
  4. Kavir

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    Thanks bud, So i take it mine are still juvis at this stage?
    Once they paired up How will i know? Will they both be wit 1 anothers side permemantly or wot?
    I'd love to see a 14cm clown. I've also seen them at about 8 to 10cm
     
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    As the other guys said the female will be the larger dominant one and the male the smaller one, as long as you buy two immature juveniles they will generally form a pair. If you had bought seven (or more or less specimens) the two most dominant will form a pair and the others remain mainly immature males (basically) and if one of the mature pair died one of the immature non functioning males would mature and fill the gap.
    This is basically speaking but not necessarily quite the right order, I cannot remember if the mature male would change sex to female or one of the immature males would become a female off hand.
     
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    Clownfish work by that when they are born they are a neutrel sex. The most dominent is the female and the next one the male. The rest of a group would stay neutrel if you had more. Once a clownfish turns into a female it can't turn back but a male can turn into a female. So if the female dies the male will become a female in a few day and the most dominant neutrel clownfish will become a male.

    The shivvers you are talking about is a sign of respect. If the male shivvers for the female that means that he doesn't want a fight and accepts her as the top dog the female will then accept or decline it.
     
  7. Kavir

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    But some times they both shiver wen been chased.
    Some days i'l see the big clark chase the small 1, then the small 1 shivers. Then a few days later it's the opposite wit the small 1 chasing the big 1 and the big 1 will shiver. So that's what's also wrecking my brains out.
     
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    what does the maroon and the percula clown do?

    normaaly keep one or two types of clowns in one tank...not 3:p
     
  9. Kavir

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    Lol i put all 3 (maroon, ocellaris and the clarks) at the same time So they all kewl wit 1 another. Sometimes if the the maroon or ocell come near the clarkiis territory then the clarks chase them away, only wen i tried introducin another maroon to the system then war broke out, So now im sittin wit 1 clown in the sump.
     
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