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Prepairing to lay eggs?


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    My B/W Occy has grown a lot since i've had it.
    Noticed today that it was cleaning a particular spot on a rock today over and over and over and i know this is something a clown does when they plan on laying eggs...

    could it be that she is thinking about laying eggs or just being a clown...

    will a female lay eggs without a mate around? cause for the past couple months my two clowns have kinda lived on opposite ends of the tank.

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    I would keep an eye on the clowns and that spot!!!

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    you think so huh?

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    I am saying, with the spot clearing, its possible for the clown at the end of the tank to take interest, lol!!!

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    Yes, that is definitely behavior that clowns exhibit before laying eggs. It's not impossible for clowns to lay eggs without a mate, however, it doesn't sound as though yours have paired up yet. You'll know when they start spending a lot of time together. If / when they do pair up the male will take over the nest preparation tasks and the female will guard it. + 1 with Sir Patrick on watching that spot. If she does lay eggs it is likely they won't get fertalized, however, it's a promising start. Fair warning if you decide to try and raise the baby clowns you're embarking down a whole fun and interesting hobby of its own. Good luck and happy reefing!!
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