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    Did my clowns mate?

    Hi everyone, I'm sorry I can't take a picture because my camera doesn't have macro functions. My clowns are always near one of my powerhead and I noticed that powerhead has some white slime pretty much everywhere but near the impeller. The slime is about 2mm thick.

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    Hey there,
    If your clowns have mated and laid eggs you will see some very bright red eggs not slime. The eggs are very visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gophia
    If your clowns have mated and laid eggs you will see some very bright red eggs
    This is what Fred and Barney's eggs look like.

    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s...00/ppuser/2255

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    Dam! I should take my time reading/posting. I should have asked what type of clowns you have. Thanks for the gentile correctin Hank. My reference to the bright red eggs were for the true and false perculas. For some reason I just assumed you had perculas......you know what they say about people who assume things!

    In any case the eggs are quite distinguisable from slime (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gophia
    Dam! I should take my time reading/posting.
    Yes. I'm quite certain you should. Hehehe.

    It wasn't actually me that posted that first note and I'm not sure what type of clowns were involved. Fred and Barney are obviously tomatoes and yes the eggs are quite easy to see.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

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    Yeah Bebitte has perculas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyman
    Yeah Bebitte has perculas.
    The first Fred and Barney were percs. They were awesome. Unfortunately, that was back in the days (20+ years ago) when it was impossible to get marine fish to mate in captivity.

    I've always found the percs to be a little delicate. I like tomatoes.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

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