Clownfish pairing

Nikg

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I got one ocellaris clown yesterday, it's pretty small so I assume it's a juvenile. The ocellaris I got today is huge so I assume it's a female. Plus, the guy at my LFS said he was giving me the "big girl." It was probably just a guess, just like mine is. The smaller one is about half the size, maybe 3/4 the size, of my bigger one. When I first put the bigger one in, the automatically came together but every once in a while the little guy would turn on his side and shake, showing submission to the big one. They swim together almost 100% of the time.
So is it likely they will pair, even if they don't mate, or is it too soon to tell?
 

Teishokue

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Too soon

Quite dangerous if the small one had already began sex change to female them you have a problem
 
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Best of luck even if it may be a bit soon to tell for sure!
 

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Hi, welcome to Fishlore

Agree, it may be too early to tell, certainly for mating.

What size tank? The larger the tank, and the closer they swim, may be indicative. In a smaller tank. harder to tell.

Keep an eye on their behaviour for chasing, nipping etc. But so far, sounds good for a pair, maybe not a mating pair, but a pair possibly.
 
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