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are my nemoes breeding

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hebes6

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hello all i have 55gal saltwater tank and has been up for 2 years last week my nitrates were up but i have that under control over the last 2 days i have noticed that one of my big nemoes is hanging around his or her anemone and it is going into the sand and waving it's back fins kicking up a ton of sand i am wondering if it's getting ready to lay eggs, i thought i would ask the pros out here.

Thanks for all replys
scottie
 

NaH2O

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Scottie - glad to see you are getting your nitrates under control. It's possible the sand waving could be clearing a site for eggs. The information I've found says that clownfish clean a smooth surface next to or under their host anemone, deposit the eggs, then guard, mouth, and fan them. How long have you had the pair, and how do they interact with each other? Are they becoming protective of their territory? If you are really interesting in the clownfish breeding - a book that seems to be highly recommended (and on my list to get) is Clownfishes by Joyce Wilkerson. Here are a couple of threads for you:

Raising Clownfish
Baby Clown Survival

Also, I moved this to the fish forum for better exposure.
 
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