Single clownfish with eggs?

TSM Aquatics

Salty and Spooky

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Messages
375
Reaction score
305
Strange question..have had a midnight occelaris for 2 years and never once has shown any aggression whatsoever to tank mates. Tonight suddenly she has become extremely aggressive to tank mates, ferociously chasing and nipping them if they come near her. Her stomach seems maybe a bit fuller than usual but hard to tell because she is a pig. She’s only defending a spot under my rock that’s hard to see in. Is it at all possible she can lay eggs without a male?? Seems crazy but I can’t really think of another reason for the aggression. Obviously the eggs wouldn’t be fertilized but am wondering if she can lay dud eggs. Her tank mates include one YWG and a swissguard basslet. Both are now exiled to a small corner together lol...

and as much as I love the clownfish my swissguard basslet is my favorite fish of all time and will not be happy if he gets beat up.
 
Last edited:
First Choice
OP
Salty and Spooky

Salty and Spooky

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Messages
375
Reaction score
305
Ok since this post the lights have dimmed and she went up to the powerhead and has been swimming in front of it for 25 mins....I’m not sure what to make of it. She’s never done anything like this before but then again clownfish are weird.
 
TSM Aquatics

Have you ever had a reef tank with no sump and how did it go?

  • YES and it was just fine

    Votes: 125 58.1%
  • YES but it was difficult

    Votes: 42 19.5%
  • NO

    Votes: 42 19.5%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 6 2.8%
Corals.com
Top