Clownfish breeding set up

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kim Pattison, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    I want to start a tank thread on our breeding setup. The Tanks are 47 gallons each and are divided into 4 one foot squares and 2 two foot squares each. The sump is a 40 breeder we got from sjbro. We have 2 sets of breeders currently and are conditioning 3 more sets and raising another pair to breed.
    Set One our best pair are a Picasso female and a Snowflake Male. They produce clutches about every 10 days. We have had good success keep the fry alive.[​IMG]
    Set two is a pair of premium Black Ice. These two produce every 21 days or so. Have had no fry survive from these two past day 2.[​IMG]
    Set 3 is a pair of black snowflakes. They have not breed yet in the system but when they were in the display with the Picasso pair and the snowflake. The Female piccaso did a clutch with the male black snowflake. She is a bit loose.[​IMG]
    Set 4 is a pair of Onyx Picassos youngsters[​IMG]
    Set 5 is a pair of Gold Nugget youngsters[​IMG]
    Set 6 is a pair of baby Doni linage Picassos[​IMG]
    We just rescued a pair of clowns not sure how they will color up but appear to be a mocha.[​IMG]
    Have a single frostbite we have not paired up yet.
    We are working a pair of Orchid Dottybacks to breeding condition.


    Kim



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    coral4me and tankguy like this.
  2. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    [​IMG] we replaced the floor in the front of the house with vinyl plank flooring. It's waterproof and 25 year warranty. [​IMG] Have the top tank in and plumbed. [​IMG] Painted the bottoms of the tanks white to cutdown on light from underneath.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    coral4me and tankguy like this.
  3. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    [​IMG]The babies are coloring up.[​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    bee505, Ashalye and Gablami like this.
  4. Paratore

    Paratore Guest

    This setup is awesome! I've always thought that clownfish breeding was super cool! Are your breeding them for fun or to supply LFS?
    When the Gold nuggets produce babies, put me on the list :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    It's for fun. But Jerry does everything full out. With that many breeding I think we will be selling

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
     
    Paratore likes this.
  6. Paratore

    Paratore Guest

    That's very cool!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Whatever Jerry touches is successful.
    Congrats and looking forward to seeing more pups!
     
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Let me know when you have some from the Doni pair for sale. Been looking for a while now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

    Very nice setup. Those babies are very cute.
     
  10. MolaMola

    MolaMola Guest

    Glad you set up a thread. This will be fun to follow. Looking great so far!
     
  11. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    The second row of tanks is mounted. It is currently separated from the rest of the system to quarantine the new clowns. The other side of the room is rotifer, brine shrimp and work station with hatch tanks.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
     
    Wlachnit, coral4me, Ashalye and 2 others like this.
  12. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    Added 3 sets of breeders to our stock. Thank you Dave Wong[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    [​IMG]

    Grow out tank
     
  14. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    Jerry finished the stand [​IMG]
     
    Wlachnit, Flagg37 and gabloo like this.
  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Did he use the flooring material to skin the stand? It looks like it matches identically.
     
  16. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    A picasso and a snowflake breeding pair? Interesting...I just picked up a small school of both and noticed a picasso hanging out with a snowflake. Will be interesting how they all eventually pair up. You need a picasso or snowflake for one of your singles? Let me know as I have extra...if I can catch them from my 187g DT (no corals yet)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  17. Chromis

    Chromis Guest

    How many of the clownfish spawn get the parents "premium" features vs look like a normal or just slightly misbarred fish?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    The only babies we have now are from the Picasso and snowflake parents. The first clutch only had 2 survivors and they are really awesome colored picosnows. The next batch is about 1/3 normal do not see any misbars. 1/3 snowflake and 1/3 picosnows.
     
  19. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Any updates?
     
  20. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    [​IMG][​IMG]. These are[​IMG] These are the P 1 Bali Picasso.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page