New clown duo + one?

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by Phayes, May 11, 2008.

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  1. Reeron

    Reeron Blue Ringed Angel

    Jun 18, 2008
    Kingston, NY

    1) If they are all still juveniles, then two will mature into adults (one male and one female), the third will stay a juvenile forever (unless one of the adults dies, then the juvenile will mature into an adult). No problems. This would be called a clown harem.

    2) If all 3 are males, one will turn into a female, one will stay a male, and one will die.

    3) If the two are a female and male, and the third (original) is a juvenile, no problem. The third will stay a juvenile forever. Again, this is a clown harem.

    4) If the two are males, one will turn into a female, and the third will either die (another male) or live (still a juvenile).

    I think I covered all combos. As you can see, there is no definitive answer (yet). Only time will tell.

    What size are the two new ones, and what size is the third one (original)? If they are 1 inch or smaller, you'll probably be fine. If they are larger, well, good luck as anything could happen.
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  3. cannedmulder

    cannedmulder Teardrop Maxima Clam

    Jun 11, 2008
    Redmond OR
    Not that I do but if you had a single clown does it mature or does it stay juvenille since there is no pushing it into mating?
  4. wareagle35031

    wareagle35031 Bubble Tip Anemone

    Jan 22, 2008

    Had not thought of it that way I was just thinking if the one he has now is a female and one of the ones he added was female it would hit the fan in that tank.LOL