Ocellaris Clownfish Parenting Question

Discussion in 'Clownfish' started by JtheFishMan, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. JtheFishMan

    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

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    Do Ocellaris Clownfish care for their fry, eat them, or just don’t pay attention or mind them? I’ve tried to do research to find the answer to this, but I haven’t found an absolute answer.

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    ryanrModeratorModerator Member

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    Hi, try searching for 'clownfish breeding'; you'll find plenty of articles etc about the breeding habits of clownfish.
    And also google "do clownfish eat their fry" ;)

    Like many egg layers, some do, some don't (eat the eggs/fry). The male will protect and tend to the eggs until they hatch, once they hatch, the fry are on their own.

    Most breeders will move the fry into a grow out tank, away from mum and dad to reduce the chances of them being eaten.
     
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    JesterraceWell Known MemberMember

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    Yup, generally best to move the fry into a separate tank once they are born, that way they don't become food for Mom and Dad.
     
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    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

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    On this one article I read, it said the “dad will take care of the young ones until they reach maturity”. I’ll still move them though, just for safety precautions. Thanks for your help!
     
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