Other larger fish prey on all species of clownfish.


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In captivity, our case, we removed the eggs on the rock to a rearing tank, to avoid larvae been eaten by clownfish’s tank mates. We took the rock upon which the eggs were laid when the eggs developed a silver colour, one day before the eggs’ hatching. We always kept the eggs under water, and the water of the rearing tank was from the spawning tank as differences in water quality parameters could damage the eggs. Once the eggs in their new container, we provided them with sufficient water current using an air stone. When the eggs hatched we removed the rock and we put it in the previous position, for the couple to hatch there again. We decided that our rearing tank had not recirculation water and so we provided the tank with air stones and we made partial water changes, at least until larvae were enough developed, when a biofilter and recirculation water were set up. The first two days, to avoid larvae stress, the tank was in darkness, and lighting was added little by little in the following days, using fluorescent light.
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A lot of people want to know whether their is male or female for a number of different reasons. Some people are just curious and others have hopes of one day . After all, clownfish are among the easiest of marine fish to get to spawn in the home aquarium. So how can you tell if your clownfish is male or female? It is not always simple, but here are some things to look for that will give you a good idea of whether your clownfish is male or female. This is the taxonomy of false clownfish, according to the  (ITIS):
Photo provided by FlickrClown anemonefish live about 8 years in the wild and 12 years or more in a protected environment.
Photo provided by FlickrConservation Efforts The clownfish conservation status is classified as "Least Concern."
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Father and mother clownfish are tending to their clutch of eggs at their sea anemone when the mother is eaten by a barracuda. Nemo is the only surviving egg, and he grows up in his father’s anemone before getting lost on a crazy adventure!When Andrew Stanton set out to make an animated children's movie set in the ocean and faithful to "the real rules of nature," all he needed was the perfect fish for his main character. Combing through coffee table books on sea life, his eye landed on a photo of two fish peeking out of an anemone. "It was so arresting," Stanton says. "I had no idea what kind of fish they were, but I couldn't take my eyes off them." The image of fish in their natural hiding place perfectly captured the oceanic mystery he wanted to convey. "And as an entertainer, the fact that they were called clownfish—it was perfect. There's almost nothing more appealing than these little fish that want to play peekaboo with you." Father and mother clownfish are tending to their clutch of eggs at their sea anemone when the mother is eaten by a barracuda. Nemo hatches as an undifferentiated hermaphrodite (as all clownfish are born) while his father transforms into a female clownfish now that his female mate is dead. Since Nemo is the only other clownfish around, he becomes male and mates with his father (who is now female). Should his father die, Nemo would change into a female clownfish and mate with another male. Although a much different storyline, it still sounds like a crazy adventure!
Unlike clownfish that start life as males and transform into females, there are other species, such as the California sheephead, that start as female and transform into male. These opposing forms of sequential hermaphrodites are called protandrous hermaphrodites for male-to-female changing species and protogynous hermaphrodites for those that change from female to male.Fish reproduction is complicated, and it is especially complicated in cases like the clownfish, where species are sequential hermaphrodites. These fish are born as hermaphrodites that develop as one sex before changing to the other sex at some point in their life.Because there are multiple species of clownfish, researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia found that the dominant species accept the subordinate species, and they all live in harmony. (We bet there are still arguments about whose turn it is to take out the rubbish though.)