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Carrie - 2006-03-22
These little buggers rival Maroon clowns in nastiness even at a young age! I had to get rid of mine since they bit HARD to "protect" it's anemone when I had to feed my snake eel! It was only 2" at the time!!!! If you like the coloring, the saddle backs (tank bred) are a better and nicer choice!

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  • Gerardo - 2012-10-24
    Hello guys I'm from Pakistan but living in Kuwait. I have two australian parrots (budgies). They cough alot. I have checked all avian vets here but they say that it will be f9 but I'm not satisfied with them so can any 1 help me out as to how to treat them cz I cannot come to Pakistan? plz help me thanks  and any kind of treatment will be liked thnx again
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Thomas Herrick - 2012-10-17
Saddleback Clownfish are an amazing fish to keep. Being one of the larger species of Clownfish (Such as Clarkii's or Maroon's) they're not particularly picky about what anemone to host. I have an interbreeding pair of a female Saddleback clown, and a male Clarkii Clown, hosting a Condylactis anemone. Now, keep in mind that being a larger clownfish species, they are also a little bit more aggresive than other species (Percula, Ocellaris, Snowflakes.) If you're aiming to interbreed, be strategic. Refer to species of fish that have the same relative body shape, and aggression. Overall Benefits of keeping a Saddleback : 10!! Very interesting fish, with a very interesting personality!

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Felipe Ramirez - 2010-12-01
I love My maroon Clown he gets along with everyone!
- Yellow Eyed Tang
-Lemon Peel angel
-Maroon Clown
-3 Green Chromies
-Royal Gamma
-Purple and White Goby
Hope this helps! 95 gallon Corner Bow front Reef tank.

Now the question is..... how can I add a friend, determine the sex, and or figure out how to find the mate for him? Any suggestions and I don't have anemone because I'm afraid it will sting my Coral. Any Comments greatly appreciated!

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  • aelun - 2011-06-12
    If you want to determine the sex add another clownfish to the tank, the same species as the one you already have. All clowns are born male but when they find another clown or group of clowns the biggest becomes the female and she will mate then when she dies the next biggest clown becomes female etc etc.
  • aelun - 2011-06-12
    The captive anemone will only sting or attack if it is stressed, scared, feels threatened, or if you haven't fed it for a long time.
  • alice - 2012-04-17
    Anamone fish can live up to 18 years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-18
    In a well fed and with pristine conditions this should be an issue.
  • Bill Vasalofsky - 2012-09-30
    This is advice is generally good for any clown fish. If you put two of them in the same tank and they are any where close to the same side, then one will kill the other. If you put a really small one in with a really big one, then eventually when the small one sexually matures it will become the male, and the big one will become the female. There's a little wiggling dance that they will do when the change is taking place. When you add an anemone to the tank with a Maroon, or any clown fish, they get super hyper. This is probably when they are most aggressive against other fish who are not clowns.
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shaun - 2011-01-21
I got 2 clowns in a 10-20 Litre tank. I got them from the dame tank where I bought them but they were in a group. One is large female the other is small male would they pair up. The small male follows the female and the female doesn't mind it when it comes. So are they a pair?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-11
    Yes they are most likely a pair as in the clownfish family all clowns are born males then in a group of males the biggest becomes female.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-10
    Yeah thats a pair. But be carefull, if your tank is a 20G or less don't put another pair in. They could become territorial. Look out for eggs!
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mandy - 2006-02-27
this really helped my son with his report for school. we found everthing we need here. now only if someone would post big pictures
that you could print off.


THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!

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Collecting Clownfish - 2012-02-07
Wow lots of room! Sounds like this will be a very COOL tank once you slowly add your inhabitants! I noticed when my clowns do not have an anemone to host (which they do not need to live) if I make a little cave or cozy overhang, they will use that instead. Otherwise, hovering at the top is not a big deal, and they will adjust. They, at times like to "host" the heater or power-heads. No worries, just as long as they are not gasping for air, you are fine. With a tank that big, you can actually have another pair of clowns (not maroons, they are mean) like a pair of pink skunks, ocellaris, or clarkiis. Introduce the other pair into the other end of the tank. I had a 150 with 3 pairs of clowns, each had their own anemone and everyone was cool with each other. I had a pair of tomatoes, perculas and skunks.

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jonathan plate - 2012-07-02
I just gotten clarks clown fish one of them is swimming down tothe bottom of the tank. I was just wondering is that normal for their type of speices?

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Andrew - 2012-04-21
Probably one of the hardiest anemone fish I ever had. Will tolerate high nutrient water; but that does not mean it is happy living in filth. Somewhat aggressive fish. If you are planning to add new fishes to your tank, be prepared for it to get chased. Otherwise, try to put this fish last on your list. SOME Cinnamon clown loves to dig, so people with DSB, be prepared!

Great fish for a beginner and does not require anemone to survive.

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Bailey - 2010-11-14
Is it okay to use a Charcoal Filter for my Clown Fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    What type of filter is it?
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Ellery - 2010-02-18
I have a breeding pair in my reef and has been laying eggs all year long, but just don't have the time or patience to try to raise them unfortunately.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-04-11
    What you can try to do is sell them or donate them. Try to know the Aquarium or person before you donate them. Frys (Clown fish babies) are REALLY hard to keep. But, you should at least keep one or two. Because if the adults die you have two more that grow up fast!
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