Paired Clownfish Won't lay eggs.

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  1. Anemone12

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    Well I bought 2 skunk clownfish with a anemone that are paired and layed eggs that day. So I bought them. Well I've had them for a bout 4 months now and they haven't started laying eggs. What and I doing wrong the water parameters are fine ph is 8.1 , nitrate is 5.0 ppm, Nitrite is 0 and ammonia is 0.
     
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    You doing nothing wrong, parameters are fine. What tank do you have them in?
    Fish can be weird at times.
     
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    Tank you for replying do fast. I have them Ina 92 gallon reef tank. It's not really a reef yet we are still working in it but they are with 1 preclular (if I spelt that write) clownfish and a diamond goby and are hosting a Green bubble tip anemone. I feed them flakes once a day and frozen 2 a week.
     
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    Thankyou*
     
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    Yes, that is normal for clownfish after they have moved to a new tank! (Occasionally they will immediately lay eggs again, but never a gaurantee!)
    If you provide them with a flat piece of rock or slate close to their anemone, it might entice/encourage them to start spawning again!
     
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    Quite normal. A pair of my clowns took close on 2 years to lay eggs :( But now they are as regular as clockwork.
     
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    Ok thank you. Could it have anything to do with the other clownfish?
     
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    it could, they might be settling in and getting territories setup which until done will slow down courtship, but any fish could distract them.

    most breeding pairs are kept solitary to help speed up this process
     
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    Well it doesn't matter anyways they killed the other clown. I
    Didn't think they would be so
    aggressive. It's a skunk clown pair.
     
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    Tanks it kind made me sad. The only fish I have left is a very bid diamond goby and the pair of clownfish. Hopefully they are happy. That clownfish that they killed was paired up with my 5 year old clarkii clown and they k
     
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    killed that to. ):
     
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    JEEPERS - bad clowns! i know the feeling as i lost a lot of my fish a few weeks ago that were disapearing and the two new clowns i got last week didn't make it... its very sad :(

    have you tried blennies maybe??
     
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    I actually have one. I call it the ghost blenny because I usually see it maybe once a month. It doesn't get along we'll with my diamond goby. I caught it in Florida.
     
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    I Just recently got me to baby clown fish they really small still but they adapted well to a anemone and they get perfectly along with all my fish in my tank would I have any problem with them breeding? Because all my fish in my tank I got them really having a good relationship with each other nd myslf I can hand feed all of them and none of them sEem to fight so I'm hoping my Clowns will breed tOo
     
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    Well they have to pair first to figure out who the male will be and who the female will be. And can take years for them to lay eggs. If your lucky it could only take 1 year.
     
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