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    sebae clowns

    anyone have any opinions on these clowns? im thinking on getting a pair of very small ones when they're available. i know they're a little more agro then the percs, but not as agressive as clarki's, maroons, and tomatoes...am i right?
    right now i have 3 firefish, and a 1.5" bicolor blenny.
    i plan to get a pair of fairy wrasses before introducing the clowns. but thats about it for a fish list. any opinions?

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    Based on this Article they are the same as a clarkii. aka sabae clown

    http://www.saltwaterfish.com/m-fish/...acultured.html

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    Try here: http://wish.wodonga.tafe.edu.au/~kwaldon/sebae.htm

    Several places state that the name 'sebae clown' is frequently mis-applied to Clarki clowns but that there is a distinct (and fairly rare) species of 'true A. sebae clowns'.

    Wilkerson's book classifies A. Sebae as part of the Saddleback complex and reports them to be the most easily 'spooked' of the clownfish. She also reports that true A.Sebae prefer coloer water (22-25C) and are very hard to find. She lists the following distinguishing features:

    1) Two white bands (as opposed to three for Clarki)
    2) The mid-body band slopes diagonally backwards while it is more vertical for Clarki
    3) The tail is yellow.

    So, I guess the first question might be: how sure are you that the fish are A.Sebae as opposed to A. Clarkii?
    Nick

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    i dont think they are the same fish. hence the scientific names
    thanks nick

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    It still might not hurt to check it out. Many places are rather 'lax' at assigning correct names to fish. It looks like A. Sebae is often used incorrectly for A. Clarkii fish even though there are really two different fish.
    Nick

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    yes exactly nick, your right on.
    anyone own em?

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    I own 2 clarkiis. So far they haven't been overly mean to anything. They are in with a scissortail goby and a yellow damsel. Everyone gets along rather well. The smallest one is about 2 inches while the biggest one is closer to 3. The bigger one pushes the little one around a bit, but thats the extent of that.

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    no offense but im asking about sebae clowns. i beleive that they are less agressive and smaller than the clarki

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    None taken As for scientific names, as Nick was saying look into it. I have been looking online and everywhere states the same thing.. they are not easy to come by. Alot of places tag them as Sebae clowns when they are actually Clarkiis. Everywhere I have read says they are for the most part peaceful. I guess not it is just to find a sure fire way that what you are looking at is a true sebae.

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    thanks for the help guys.

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