Tomato clownfish..HATCH night!!!

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by zeeGGee, May 23, 2016.

  1. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

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  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Are you raising the babies? Would love a small one to pair up with a medium size one if so.
     
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  3. zeeGGee

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    Im gonna try raising the babies. This is my 1st attempt though.I'll keep you posted


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  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Welcome! :D Let us know if you need help!

    Raising clownfish babies is a part time job!
     
  5. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    Hi! Thanks! Unfortunately most of the eggs didnt hatch and I guess were eaten by the parent/s? Is it possible the anemones ate the eggs? The eggs are surrounded by 3 anemones..


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  6. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Anything could have eaten them. Shrimp, hermit crabs, other fish, etc
     
  7. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    I was monitoring it after scooping out maybe 40 larvae then after an hour...the rest of the eggs that are attached to the rock are gone...no other fish in the
    tank..


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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Coulda been the parents?i believe most people take the rock out of the tank and place it into a rearing tank to let them hatch in safety? Maybe @Kensington Reefer will chime in with some tips for you.
     
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  9. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    Thanks!


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  10. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    Btw, 2 anemones are attached to the rock where eggs were layed..


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  11. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Remove rock with eggs to hatching tank
    Agitate with airstone bubbles
    Feed rotifers
     
  12. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    Hi! how about the 2-3 anemones attached to the rock?


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  13. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Leave them in the display
    Let this batch feed your system
    Assuming constant ideal conditions, they will begin to spawn regularly
    Place a terra cotta pot as close to the spawning site for easy removal
     
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  14. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    Thanks for the advise! Really appreciate it.


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  15. zeeGGee

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    Day 4.. 12 larvae remaining out of 40s that hatched...then this is what I found out..[​IMG]


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  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    More eggs already?
     
  17. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    yeah...they spawn every 2 weeks now


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  18. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Sounds about right
     
  19. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    They must just still be dating and not married. Once you get married spawning really slows down.
     
  20. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    lol!!!


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