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    Question Clownfish Question.

    How do I sex my clownfish? I've had them for a few months and they are the same size I don't know how to sex them other then by there size.

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    They are both "nothing" when born (I think technically male). Clowns will fight for dominance when they first meet, whoever wins will become female, the other male. If you see one "cowing" (like twitching) around the other one, that is the male. Two females will fight to the death. The female will grow larger then the mail about 50% larger.
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    I got a pair at the LFS. Is there a chance they could both turn female? Or will one naturally become male and one female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkef2010 View Post
    How do I sex my clownfish? I've had them for a few months and they are the same size I don't know how to sex them other then by there size.
    Nice photos by the way. How did you do it? I can't get a clear shot to save my life because they won't stop clowning around!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaidOfDishonor View Post
    I got a pair at the LFS. Is there a chance they could both turn female? Or will one naturally become male and one female?
    If they are both sexless then no. Your juveniles will not both turn female.
    In-wall 125g with 40B sump, Rock Wall, CS180 Skimmer, Hydor Wave PowerHeads, ReefKeeper Elite, ATI 60" 4x80 watt ||| 40B with 20g sump, RO BH2000, Pair true perc clowns, pair pajama cardinals, scooter blenny.

 

 

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