Question Ocellaris Clownfish Parenting

JtheFishMan

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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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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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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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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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