Clownfish breeding- what the heck do I do?

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  1. Melia

    Melia Member

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    I first started my reef tank in October 2017, with two clownfish and a damsel, and now (February 2018) I have the same two clowns, same damsel, with an addition of a Valentini puffer and two chromis.
    My clown fish have always been like a cute little couple, I’ve never seen them fight and one is bigger than the other, so I know that one is a female. They always are close to one another and sleep in the same areas.
    I want to breed the clownfish, but I have no idea where to start. I lowered my salinity levels, and keep the lights on almost 14 hours a day to stimulate breeding season, but I don’t see them doing anything. How can I get them to breed?

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  2. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    They have to be old enough. Female should be around age 2 or more. Enhancing the feeding significantly helps as well at the interventions you've already taken.
     
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  3. davocean

    davocean Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Yep, age is the factor here, that and patience, but they should get there, even w/out any kind of encouragement from you.
    Meanwhile, if you really want to learn about what you need to do it properly I'd suggest reading Joyce Wilkerson's book "Clownfishes"
     
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