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bpoore89
07/22/2007, 12:21 PM
I have a mated pair of False Percs. I've been observing the male swimming right next to the female and then shaking. What does this mean? Any ideas?

MalHavoc
07/22/2007, 12:24 PM
beginnings of a mating ritual, perhaps? clowns lay eggs quite often in captivity.

bpoore89
07/22/2007, 12:28 PM
Thats what I was thinking/wishing for

jdjeff58
07/22/2007, 12:46 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10390729#post10390729 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bpoore89
I have a mated pair of False Percs. I've been observing the male swimming right next to the female and then shaking. What does this mean? Any ideas?

I noticed the same thing with my two clowns. In the 'clowns and anenomies' forum it is explained as a submissive behavior. It's is one of the true signs that they have sucessfully bonded. The quivering is basically saying...you're the boss. That's just what I've read.

ArgonDreams
07/22/2007, 12:48 PM
It actually a dominance gesture. Usually the female will charge the male and stop short and the male will expose the belly and shiver. The Shiver is the "I give up your the boss!" sign and is totally normal with mated pairs. It's irrespective of the mating itself though.

jdjeff58
07/22/2007, 12:54 PM
There are alot of interesting facts about clowns. Here's the link:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=282136

bpoore89
07/22/2007, 12:55 PM
Well that's what they are doing to a tee. To bad its not a sign of mating. Ill keep my fingers crossed. Thanks guys!