Breeding ORA Picasso/Snowflake Clowns in a reef?

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  1. ReefDaily

    ReefDaily Skunk Shrimp

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    I am interested in housing a pair of either the semi snowflake or Picasso clownfish offered by ORA in my 40 breeder mixed reef.

    These fish can be purchased as a pair. Is this an actual pair of clownfish that have been acclimated together and completed the gender change? I am interested in possibly breeding them in the mixed reef. I will set up another tank for raising fry.

    I have experience breeding and raising seahorses so I'd imagine I could handle this.

    Thanks
     
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  3. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    I think when they are a pair they are already changed into the appropiate genders. I think they have already had one drop.

    I think if its not its kinda a waste of money since its not that hard to start the pairing process. I am unsure though
     
  4. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Even if it's not a pair, just get two. They'll pair up soon enough.
     
  5. ReefDaily

    ReefDaily Skunk Shrimp

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    Ok thanks for the information.

    As far as I know clownfish only have 1 mate per lifetime. I was just hoping that a pair wasn't just any 2 clownfish.

    Thanks Again!
     
  6. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    My ORA platinums were paired but had not sexed yet, they were both juvenile males. Unfortunately, they died off already. Make sure your tank is good to go, I would hate to hear about anyone else losing $300 fish like I did.