Clownfish breeding set up

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  1. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

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    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.


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    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

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    [​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.


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    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

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


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  4. Paratore

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    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 :)


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

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    That's very cool!


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    Whatever Jerry touches is successful.
    Congrats and looking forward to seeing more pups!
     
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    Let me know when you have some from the Doni pair for sale. Been looking for a while now.


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    Very nice setup. Those babies are very cute.
     
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    Glad you set up a thread. This will be fun to follow. Looking great so far!
     
  11. Kim Pattison

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    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]

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

    Grow out tank
     
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    Jerry finished the stand [​IMG]
     
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    Did he use the flooring material to skin the stand? It looks like it matches identically.
     
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    livingwaterplanet Digital Nomad but still in love with reefs

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    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)


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


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  18. Kim Pattison

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


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