Maroon Breeding

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by sterling, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    Females can't turn to males? Well they obviously aren't as sophisticated as we humans are. I'm just sayin...*Shrug*
     
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  3. sterling

    sterling Peppermint Shrimp

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    That is correct Brandon, lol. females cannot turn to males. Im hoping my maroon is STILL a male and hasnt already gone female. lol
     
  4. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    They will usually get darker when they become female and will become more agressive and territorial when they become female. Males are more orange.
    Maroon clownfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Then if you look at my original maroon and compare her to my new one, you can REALLY see a difference in color.
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  5. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    She has changed a lot over the last 5 years. She started out as orange as my new one that I just posted. The darker image is the female change. If your's has changed to female, it's much easier at that point to buy a secluded juvenile to have him bond and possibly mate with your original one. :)
     
  6. sterling

    sterling Peppermint Shrimp

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    Well IMO, my maroon is a male. Here are some pics and tell me what you think it is.

    Also, what would be the best way to introduce another maroon. Should i wait or what?
     

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  7. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    Your maroon is actually beginning the body darkening phase from the looks of it. It may have morphed into a female already. Your best bet would be to get a smaller one that is still a bright orange. Of course make sure it is white striped. Take a look at this link to see the difference.
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15 27 758&pcatid=758
    The best way to introduce them is to put the new one in a safe container, like my hamster ball trick, for a few days (I did 3 days) before letting him out. Then keep an eye on them. If your current one is still male, they may duke it out a bit to establish dominance. You will have to just let nature run its course there and they will settle down after that. Usually the only harsh death occurs when 2 females are in the same tank.