View Full Version : How to get a Pair
02/08/2006, 10:16 AM
Was just wondering where most people find a mated pair of anything? (Looking into false percula maybe...) Or do you mate them out of a group?
Any info and sources greatly appreciated! :)
02/08/2006, 12:43 PM
For clownfish you might want to check here:
I don't know a lot of sources for pairing other types of fish, as I think the knowledge is limited. Hope this helps!
02/09/2006, 08:30 AM
Buying two juveniles tends to produce a pair. You will have some cases where it won't work but it works a very high percentage of the time.
If you are sure that you want false percs then two juveniles will work darn near every time.
02/09/2006, 09:00 AM
do you think 1.5" is long enough to be sexually mature...? ive had it for 4 months and it was about 3/4"-1" when i got it... because i read that article and i noticed when i was working in the tank yesterday my ocellaris was doing the 'rush forward to attack, and then stop, backup and repeat' thing described in the article there...
02/09/2006, 09:18 AM
I wouldn't know from the size of it whether it is sexually mature or not but it sounds like it might be a female now based on the amount of growth over 4 months. Now all you need to do it put a juvenile in with it and you should have love birds/fish. I have never had any trouble with ocellaris. Maybe someone else will chime in.
Having a female is ok, you just want to make sure that you aren't putting two females together. Adding a juvenile prevents this from happening.
02/09/2006, 10:08 AM
yea im going to get an onyx from rod.. those are def still juvi.. they are still growing in their tail stripe..
02/09/2006, 10:13 AM
You know that the onyx clowns are true percs and not ocellaris right? Just thought I would mention it. I don't see a problem with having a mixed species pair, you might end up with some pretty cool offspring if you ever get them to spawn.
02/11/2006, 12:17 AM
I always trie to get a bunch of juvenile fish and then let them sort out the strongest pair. After they occupied their place and defend it against others I move the couple to another tank. With this I want to ensure that I have the best gens - survival of the fittest ala Darwin.
Of ocurse this procedure requires quite some tanks and quick action in case of fighting to safe bullied fish from more harm.
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