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twitchy
07/29/2017, 09:13 AM
I apologise if this answer is out there somewhere, I tried using the search function first.

My situation is that I had a pair of clowns for a few years, and the female passed. I still have the male and was wondering how long to wait before he turns to a female, so I can add another smaller clown to be the male?

praveen956
07/29/2017, 09:37 AM
I'm not an expert by any means, but if I understand correctly, a clown fish can change into a female anytime but once it becomes female it cannot change back to male. Can you simply add a male and the dominant one should turn into female.. lets wait for answers from experienced hobbyists..


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CoralsAddiction
07/29/2017, 05:11 PM
I apologise if this answer is out there somewhere, I tried using the search function first.

My situation is that I had a pair of clowns for a few years, and the female passed. I still have the male and was wondering how long to wait before he turns to a female, so I can add another smaller clown to be the male?

I recently broke up a mated pair of clowns and kept the breeding male. I paired the male with a juvi clown. It took about 2-3 weeks for the male to start exhibiting the same behavior towards the juvi as his previous mate (female) did towards him when they were still together. Now about 2 months later it's a total domination. I am pretty sure my breeding male that I paired up with a juvi clown has turned into a female.

twitchy
07/30/2017, 11:03 AM
I recently broke up a mated pair of clowns and kept the breeding male. I paired the male with a juvi clown. It took about 2-3 weeks for the male to start exhibiting the same behavior towards the juvi as his previous mate (female) did towards him when they were still together. Now about 2 months later it's a total domination. I am pretty sure my breeding male that I paired up with a juvi clown has turned into a female.How long did you wait after you broke them up before adding the juvi?

CoralsAddiction
07/30/2017, 04:43 PM
How long did you wait after you broke them up before adding the juvi?

No waiting. I paired the breeding male with the juvi on the same day I separated him from his female.

twitchy
07/30/2017, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the help guys, looks like I will be picking up a juvi next time I go to the LFS [emoji106]