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PostSubject: Clown fish   Clown fish Icon_minitimeTue Nov 20, 2007 2:55 am

I have a mated pair of tomatoe clowns which are spawning every 2 weeks the eggs are red and you can see them go to end of the cicle but then they get eaten by them they stick the egg to a clean rock which they clean before spawning.
male is about 2 to 3 inches and has a nice set of teeth i kid you not he has had a chunk out of me before and drew blood affraid
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here is the bully
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Tomato Clownfish

Scientific Name: Amphiprion frenatus

Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 12 m

Distribution: Western Pacific: South China Sea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Philippines, and Taiwan; ranges northward to Ryukyu Islands and southern Japan.

Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Overall color is orange, with a black-edged bar just behind the head. Body sometimes black especially in older individuals. A second black-edged white bar may be at mid-body.

Biology: Found in lagoon reefs and embayments. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor

Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. A hardy species, with captive-bred individuals being extremely hardy. May act aggressively when it matures, striking at peaceful tankmates (especially other clownfish). Can be housed singly or in mated pairs. An occasional specimen may wallow in LPS, which can irritate the polyps and cause them to close. Occasionally, may pull feather dusters from their tubes.

mark peacock
Mon September 25, 2006 8:21am
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