Batch 6 after 7 months !

agsansoo
  • #1
OK this was a big surprise today ! I came home from work today and noticed eggs. If anyone remembers 7 months ago my threads on clownfish breeding. It's about time these two started breeding again.


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Can you see them ?
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #2
How about now ?


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Tom
  • #3
Cool, good job. Is it better with '1' or '2'? lol
Tom
 
Peterpiper
  • #4
Yay! Baby clowns on the way! How many eggs you got 60-80?
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Yay! Baby clowns on the way! How many eggs you got 60-80?

Can't tell the anemone is covering most of the eggs. Usually the female lays a few hundred.
 
Peterpiper
  • #6
You could start a circus with that many clowns!
So do you need to separate the young from mum and dad later?
And what do you feed the fry?
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
You could start a circus with that many clowns!
So do you need to separate the young from mum and dad later?
And what do you feed the fry?

I wished it was that easy. Maroon clown fry are smaller than perc's and Ocellaris fry. On the night of the fry hatching, I place a fry snagger into the tank to collect the fry. They are just tiny specks. I then place them into a 5 gallon nursery tank. Their yolk sack feeds them for around 48 hours. After that they need live rotifers, lots of rotifers ! The first 5 batches of fry did not survive. I am trying something different this time. Wish me luck !
 
Martinismommy
  • #8
baby clowns I'd be so excited! I hope you can keep some alive this time..How long is the gestation?
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
The eggs hatch in 7 to 10 days, depending on tank temperature. So about next Tuesday !
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Well they hatched. I was not ready for them. I'm in the process of getting live rotifer and other supplies ready for the next batches to come.
 
Peterpiper
  • #11
agsansoo,
bugger mate, agsansoo what has been the issue with the fry?
It's just that H.ReidI (seahorse) fry are the same, very small and need rotifer's.
And I have done a bit of research about raising them, tank in tank set ups and how to grow rotifer's for fry food etc
 
agsansoo
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
The biggest issue would have to be the type of rotifers. Most people sell the L-strain, maroon fry are so small they need the s-strain rotifers. I would watch the baby fry swim surrounded by rotifers, only to find the fry all dead after day 3. That was with the L-strain. I'm going to try the s-strain for the first 7 to 10 day, then something like dry power food and BBS.
 

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