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tprize

My clown died

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Dang that sucks T.  Sorry to hear.  I'm in process of transferring fish over from a tank I'm breaking down.  I would go ape if my 7 year old clown pair perished in this process!

Sounds like probably the male... bummer

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Sorry for your loss. I had a pair of clowns from 2004 and the female is still going strong. Lost the male during a pump accident in 2013 during a move to our new house and it was really hard to get over. I ended up introducing a new male in 2014 to keep the female company. It worked out well so far. Again, sorry to hear about your fish loss.

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I lost a male after 3 years and introduced a new smaller clown and they paired up right away. Just make sure you pick it from a group of clowns and that it is the smallest one of the group or a know male and it should work.

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Sorry to hear this. The male is usually the smaller of the pair. Sometimes its just hard to figure out why they perish. I have no idea what a "typical" life span of a clownfish is, but you have to be doing something right for a six year run. 

I had a male /female (non-reproductive) pair for about 12 years. The smaller male died of unknown causes that I could detect  (clear eyes, no fungus, no labored breathing, all normal signs to me). I thought the female may go shortly thereafter. She is now 20 and I wouldn't even try to bring in another clown as I'm sure it would just be killed. I keep on thinking that the female looks a bit ragged as she now frequently has some split fins etc. but she hangs in there. If you are transferring to a new tank an addition is possible. Good Luck! 

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