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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

Two Clarkii, or???


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    mrs.som - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Two Clarkii, or???

    I just picked up what I think are two juvenile Clarkii yesterday. One is about 3/4 the size of the other one. The larger one has a small white mark on the top of his tail and his tail is about half black. The smaller on the other hand has no white tip and a pure yellow tail. Are they both Clarkii or were they mislabeled? The store had about three of the smaller ones but I got the bigger one because he was so lively and seemed to interact with me. I've also heard that having one slightly larger juv will increase the chances of a successful pairing. Anyway, I just want to make sure they are both Clarkii, otherwise I will insist on a return.
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    Thanks in advance!
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    mrs.som - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    BUMP - Added pics
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    Le Frog, Lawnmower Blenny
    The Petries, Clarkii Clowns
    Kermit, Emerald Crab
    Leather Coral, Kenya Trees, Red Mushrooms
    ~More to come as budget allows!~

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    no matter what you will really get a pair if they are still small. and yes they both look to be clarkii's

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    mrs.som - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks demonclownfish!

    BTW Just a friendly suggestion...you may want to make your signature a bit smaller. When I first opened your response I was initially shocked that you were calling me dumb...lol...
    29 gallon Biocube: Stock equipment, SR3 Skimmer
    Le Frog, Lawnmower Blenny
    The Petries, Clarkii Clowns
    Kermit, Emerald Crab
    Leather Coral, Kenya Trees, Red Mushrooms
    ~More to come as budget allows!~

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    yes those do both look to be clarkies how big are they now as if they are smaller they are unisex and change as they get older usually the largest is the female and smaller will be male
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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    mrs.som - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazzy695 View Post
    yes those do both look to be clarkies how big are they now as if they are smaller they are unisex and change as they get older usually the largest is the female and smaller will be male
    They are small about 1.5" and 1.75" right now. Is the female typically dominant too? I had a clown before but he/she was single and sad so I traded it in. The new "pair" are much more active and happy looking.
    29 gallon Biocube: Stock equipment, SR3 Skimmer
    Le Frog, Lawnmower Blenny
    The Petries, Clarkii Clowns
    Kermit, Emerald Crab
    Leather Coral, Kenya Trees, Red Mushrooms
    ~More to come as budget allows!~

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    yes the female will be the more dominate clown

    if you have more then 2 clowns then the most dominate will become female and second in line male the rest will remain neutral until the female the the most dominate will turn female and second most dominate will go male
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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    mrs.som - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Fascinating! Thanks for the info. So far the larger one is clearly more dominant but not mean, they hang out together most of the time.
    29 gallon Biocube: Stock equipment, SR3 Skimmer
    Le Frog, Lawnmower Blenny
    The Petries, Clarkii Clowns
    Kermit, Emerald Crab
    Leather Coral, Kenya Trees, Red Mushrooms
    ~More to come as budget allows!~

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