False percula vs true percula

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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Ok, so a few months ago, my male clownfish died, dunno why or how. So I have just the one female (or, she was a female when there were 2), and is doing well (except for the fact that she's pretty much living off the side of my one overflow except when she's eating). I want to get another friend.

    So how do you tell false from true, and if she's a false, and I get a true, will they just not learn to get along (like mixing a maroon with a tomato or something)? Is it just the thickness of the black outline on the stripes?

    I think she's a true percula because her black outlines on her white stripes are a (to put it in geek terms) around 2-3 pixels LOL. She has, I believe, 10 dorsal spines.

    AND, should I get the new fish bigger or smaller? I'm guessing bigger, since my clown now is aggressive to begin with, and wouldn't want her to tear apart a smaller clown.

    Thoughts?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    True percs are a lighter orange color,where the false or ocillaris clown is a darker,redder orange color.
     
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    Wonton I LOVE your eye! It's very fun. :claphands
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    "FUN" wasn't what I was going for...I was going for "creepy" like Biff's eye LOL

    I have no comparison of oranges...I guess mine is just orange orange, not red orange.

    So should I get one bigger or smaller than this one that I have now?
     
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    i think also a true perc has a few more spines in it dorsal fin
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    How big is she now?
     
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    Tristan Detritus

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    i thought the false percula had more
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I read the false has like 10 or 11, and the true has 9 or 10.

    She's maybe an inch now. When I got her, she was just 1/2". She's definitely grown. She's got to be a year old now. I got her around Dec '08 or Jan '09 with her partner.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It may be easier for you to find a smaller one, if she's an inch long.
     
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    How big do they get?
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Hopefully she won't be OVERLY aggressive and kill the poor bastard LOL
     
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