Clownfish Question.

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  1. jkef2010

    jkef2010 Well-Known Member

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    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. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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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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    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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    If they are both sexless then no. Your juveniles will not both turn female.
     

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