Clowns possibly getting ready?

KieAnderson

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I upgraded my tank about 5 weeks ago now and moved my clowns over from a Boyu Tl450 to a Red Sea Max Nano.

My frostbite clown (female) is about 3 and half years old and my ocerlleris clown (male) is around 1year old.

Since moving tanks, they have cleaned out a large shell, keep going into it together and shaking etc and the Male has become very protective of the clean area I watched him attack a starfish, pick it up and move it the other day.

They have never had a clutch of eggs before and if they were to I would be tempted to try and raise the fry (I have read pickles guide)

Does it sound like eggs could be imminent? Or is it just literally a guessing game?
 

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It sounds like they are practicing and doing what they are designed to do. I'm not sure that I would go so far as to use the word "imminent" to describe the situation - it is definitely worth continuing to observe, feed high quality foods, and start preparing for the next steps if you do find eggs. Good luck!
 

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It sounds like they are practicing and doing what they are designed to do. I'm not sure that I would go so far as to use the word "imminent" to describe the situation - it is definitely worth continuing to observe, feed high quality foods, and start preparing for the next steps if you do find eggs. Good luck!
completly agree! i have one pair that has been cleaning their clay pot for about 10 months now lol still nothing. other pairs it was a few weeks. all just depends!
 

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They look like this when they spawn. These spawn every week and the bigger one is 29years old.

 

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Give them time. The eggs are bright orange.
You can see them here

 

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They show the behavior although quite soon after the tank move but very possible
 

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Mine were spawning during my last tank move and when I stir the entire tank up with a diatom filter. You can't stop healthy clowns from spawning.
 

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