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ryshark
06/28/2009, 11:32 PM
Are the ORA clownfish pairs which are sold on Divers Den a true mated pair? Or are they two clownfish that are put together but not necessarily a "true" pair? Thank you.

iFisch
06/29/2009, 01:47 AM
Would like to know as well.

dfs/la2
06/29/2009, 09:23 AM
ryshark & iFisch,

Thank you for your post. We occasionally offer retired ORA Clownfish pairs through Diver’s Den. If we are offering any of these pairs, it will state that they are a retired breeding pair. Otherwise, the ORA Clownfish pairs are not guaranteed to be mated; but they have been kept in the same tank and monitored closely throughout the weeks of quarantine. If the pairs are kept in the proper conditions, the will likely become a breeding pair.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

ryshark
06/29/2009, 11:03 AM
So in the ORA pairs on DD is one guaranteed male and one female? I'm trying to decide if I should just purchase 2 of the tank bred clowns from liveaquaria for 1/3 the price of the pairs on DD, or if it is worth it to get a DD pair. I do prefer to by from DD but usually the difference in price from LA and DD is not 3x for a fish or pair or trio. I am assuming this must have to do with the "ORA" for the clownfish(ocellaris). Thanks.

dfs/la2
06/29/2009, 12:15 PM
Ryshark,

Thank you for your additional questions. Yes, you will receive a male and female when you purchase a pair of Clownfish from Diver’s Den. When you order from our LiveAquaria.com website you can request a male and female, however, we apologize we are unable to guarantee that is what you will receive.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us as we are always happy to help.

Stacie R.
Technical Support
LiveAquaria.com (http://www.liveaquaria.com/)

ryshark
06/29/2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the reply. I know the clowns from DD are freshwater dipped by you guys to prevent brook, etc. Are the LA clowns also freshwater dipped or only DD?
Thanks

iFisch
06/29/2009, 09:12 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15278398#post15278398 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ryshark
Thanks for the reply. I know the clowns from DD are freshwater dipped by you guys to prevent brook, etc. Are the LA clowns also freshwater dipped or only DD?
Thanks

I wasn't aware of that, but I would say the DD fish go through much more extensive QT'ing, looking for problems, making sure the fish is eating, examining it's behavior, etc. All that takes time, thus the price increase on DD animals.

dfs/la2
06/29/2009, 09:43 PM
ryshark,

Thank you for your post. We are going to check into the specific quarantine steps being used for the clownfish that enter our Aquatic Center. As soon as we receive additional information, we will be posting it here.

Mike S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

ryshark
06/29/2009, 10:13 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15278413#post15278413 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by iFisch
I wasn't aware of that, but I would say the DD fish go through much more extensive QT'ing, looking for problems, making sure the fish is eating, examining it's behavior, etc. All that takes time, thus the price increase on DD animals.

Yes in the DD section they do "repeated freshwater dips" on clownfish, read this link regarding the DD process.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/general.cfm?general_pagesid=425
I wish DD had common fish too like hippo tangs etc, I would buy everything from DD if they did.

iFisch
06/29/2009, 10:16 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15278799#post15278799 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ryshark
Yes in the DD section they do "repeated freshwater dips" on clownfish, read this link regarding the DD process.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/general.cfm?general_pagesid=425
I wish DD had common fish too like hippo tangs etc, I would buy everything from DD if they did.

I've seen the yellow belly hippo's on there many times. A little pricier, I think like $125 or so though.

ryshark
06/30/2009, 12:24 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15278817#post15278817 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by iFisch
I've seen the yellow belly hippo's on there many times. A little pricier, I think like $125 or so though.

I have seen them on there too. I think the regular ones look much better.

dustinP
06/30/2009, 11:04 AM
they have some regular hippos on there but thats on rare occasion since everything on the divers den is either a rare species or is the best of the best of a particular species

ryshark
06/30/2009, 12:15 PM
Yes mainly rare specimens only. I will keep my eye out for a normal hippo (and red sea sailfin) but will probably end up having to get them from regular la, which is ok.
Back to the original subject, I'm curious if the clowns at la are freshwater dipped just like the dd clowns are??

dustinP
06/30/2009, 12:49 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15281471#post15281471 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ryshark
I'm curious if the clowns at la are freshwater dipped just like the dd clowns are??
you know if you order tank raised clownfish then you dont have to worry about wild parasites as much, plus you arent pulling any more fish out of the ocean ;). its a win win

dfs/la2
06/30/2009, 01:00 PM
ryshark,

Thank you for your post. We are still awaiting information on our specific quarantine procedures for Clownfish from our LiveAquaria section. We will post as soon as we receive a response.

Dallas M.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com/default.cfm?siteid=20)
Drs. Foster & Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/)

dfs/la2
06/30/2009, 05:25 PM
Ryshark,

Thank you for your post and your patience. We have spoken to our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility regarding the quarantine procedures for Clownfish at our Aquatic Facility in California. They have informed us that it is common practice to work with these fish by utilizing freshwater dips, Formalyn baths and other protocols to control Brooklynella and other pathogens. However we still feel that it is very important to recommend quarating any new fish prior to placing them in your display tank.

Michelle L.
LiveAquaria (LiveAquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (drsfostersmith.com)