Latezonatus clownfish photos and videos from Southeast Queensland.

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Latezonatus clownfish photos and videos from Southeast Queensland.

Post  liquidg on 9th December 2014, 12:42 pm

This thread will remain at the top and will be added to as I find my old pics and when Danny and I take new ones.

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This one is with the dominoes precision swim team and a akindynos.
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A sub adult in a rose bubble anemone
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latz and akindynos together
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lat is on the left in this one
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just latz
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latz in aurora anem
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Latezonatus amphiprions quite often will end up dead or blind no mater what you do.

Post  liquidg on 17th July 2016, 1:51 pm

I started collecting these guys just over 35 years back and latz are rarely found in shallow waters, that being down to 40 feet due to the needs of this fish for a temperate-temperature range of around 18c to a max of 24c, they exist in colder and warmer temps and with very stable conditions down there, "usually only as sub adults and juveniles that can stand the temps reaching above 24c to 25c" the old guys we find in thermoclines of just 13c and seem to be fine, so 18-24c in the ocean is their perfect temp range to exist with less stress to them, in the aquarium from 21c to 24c for both large and small latz.
The juveniles don't do overly well below 20c which would indicate this fish like some others, can semi control its body temperature as an adult, as in keep its internal temp above the surrounding waters temperature, this would explain why adults usually stress and quite often die as the water warms.
The draw back to this function appears to be that the adult can not shut this off and exist in warmer waters easily over time with other stresses.
Latz come from depths that have near no to non at all of a few colours of the spectrum that far down and from what I have found, if the lighting is quite intense in the aquarium and has a strong content in it, they sometimes end up blind from cataracts and or cancer of the eyes.

The next and quite common reason they go blind or loose an eye is that bringing them up from reasonable depths, many collectors do not decompress/unbend them properly and their swim bladder expands and ruptures in their body and the bubbles find their way to an eye socket or both, so they end up with pop eye and most likely loose that eye or live with a bad eye or both.
The near pure oxygen in their swim bladder is riddled with their internal bacteria species, these running rampant in the body are of a serious concern to their health, plus with the larger bubbles in behind, the more pressure via stretching of the eyes nerves from the area filed with bubbles renders them with similar to us with glaucoma, though we just go blind, they quite often loose the eye as well.

Latz are my fav amphiprions/anemone fish, the words clown fish do not apply to latz, the only nicknamed amphiprions with clown fish were in the past only the percula, anyway over many years I have seen most of how they live and breed with them and find the keeping of them really simple, just not that easy with all the tropical fish species in with them, near all corals love the temps the latz enjoy, the temps to keep all with latz are 23 to 24c and is not easy to maintain for many reefers.

I have many latz, some for many years and are quite old and this guy in the video is for a particular use with its tiny life style of a small plastic tub and just 6 inches of water to live in.
Its healthy and happy even after a couple of months back when I gave all of its family that I got at the same time to a mate, though it does bite me at times, which seems fair enough, lol.
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