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Old 07/29/2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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How long does it take a clown to change sex?

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?


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Old 07/29/2017, 09:37 AM   #2
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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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Old 07/29/2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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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.


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Old 07/30/2017, 11:03 AM   #4
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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?


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Old 07/30/2017, 04:43 PM   #5
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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.


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Old 07/30/2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys, looks like I will be picking up a juvi next time I go to the LFS


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