Feeding smaller clownfish | Reef Sanctuary

but i would like to have a small tank for a single clown fish some time in the near future
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Clownfish are omnivores, which means they eat meat and plants. They typically eat algae, zooplankton, worms and small crustaceans, according to the .
Clownfish adapt well to a
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For pellets I’ve used TDO from Reed Mariculture (I prefer the small size), Ultra Marin Soft Clownfish pellets, Marine A pellets from Hikari, New Life Spectrum, Cobalt Breeders Formula, and Ocean Nutrition Formula Two pellets. You don’t need to use all of these, just mix it up a bit. If I had to choose two and only two, I’d probably go with TDO from Reed and Formula Two pellets. Super Black Percula Clownfish - Amphiprion percula - Small
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This is how the social hierarchy works for clownfish: There is one dominant female clownfish, partnered with a male, who is the next most dominant fish. The female is larger (often much larger) than the male. Next are non-mating males and juveniles. They are usually smaller still than the dominant male. If the male mate were to die, the next dominant male would become the mate (if the female accepts him). If the female were to die, then the dominant male would change to female and the next male in line would become the mate.There are a variety of ways you can choose clownfish to breed. Some of the most obvious options include buying a pair of already breeding clownfish, buying a pair that’s bonded but not yet breeding, putting a smaller male fish with a larger, older female fish, or simply by putting a small pair of juvenile clownfish together and letting nature take its course. Not sure if you have a male or female clownfish? Check out this article on how to tell the .There are several ways to pair two clownfish in an aquarium. We encourage people who want to keep two clownfish together in the same aquarium to either acquire a mated pair or acquire two small juvenile clownfish of the same species at the same time. It is best if one of the juvenile fish is larger than the other, but both must be juveniles. When two small juvenile clownfish are added to the aquarium at the same time, they will sort out their own relationship to one another as they mature. Once they reach sexual maturity, one fish will become the dominant female fish, and the other fish will be the submissive male. Because they were able to mature together without additional social stimuli from other fish of the same species, the jockeying for dominance between the two should never become intense enough to kill the subordinate fish. In many cases, this is, in our opinion, the best way to pair clownfish.Benefits: In this case you would take a smaller juvenile or known male and put it with a large, established female clownfish. The cost in this case can be reasonable, although large females can be fairly expensive. It’s a good middle-of-the-road approach in terms of expense. You could also find a female that has bred before but is not currently breeding. Doing this will help speed things along, as they already have that instinct to pair up and lay eggs. Many breeders will call these “proven females” (or “proven males”). That basically means that the fish has laid eggs or fertilized them, taken care of the eggs, and produced healthy offspring.