View Full Version : Amphiprionidae (Clownfish) Workshop

11-05-2005, 04:21 PM
Please join the Clownfish Workshop (http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10937) in progress. Below is the first post in the series:

Hi all. "mojoreef" (mike) has asked that I should do a workshop on these wonderful family of fishes. I I am excited to be able to do a workshop on something that is commonly seen in this wonderful hobby--fishes from the family Amphiprionidae and of course, the Premnas--otherwise known as anemonefishes or clownfishes.

From this point onwards, I will refer to them as clownfish, as they are normally referred to as that. I will ask that during this workshop, to please refrain your question until i have finished discussion of a topic. I will signify this by posting a new post, with "***Topic Finished***". In my opinion, this will keep the thread clean, and will allow people to ask questions after all is presented.

So in the next couple of weeks, I will discuss some main topics regarding this group of fish, mainly,

1. Selection of Species

2. Sexing of Clownfish (Gender Determination)

3. Purchasing/Buying Clownfish

4. Differences between Tank-Raised and Wild Clownfish

5. Forming Your Own Pair

6. Defining Clownfish Lingo (i.e. via a Webster's approach)

7. Creating the 'right' environment

8. Feeding Your Clownfish; Conditioning Your Clownfish

9. Seducing/Encouraging Clownfish to Spawn

10. Discussion on Myths about Clownfish

11. Discussion on Caring for Baby Clownfish (fry)

12. (Acclimation - Diseases - etc) - will be towards the end because this is
common with all marine fish, with some diseases prone to infect/injure

.....possibly a lot more...