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Breeding My Clownfish...Finally

So I had 1 hatch last night. I've read that it's not uncommon for the hatch to take a couple of nights. I'm hoping the eggs aren't bad, can't help but get a little paranoid. I'll see what happens tonight as it will by night 8. I've talked to enough breeders that say 7-9 nights for hatch rate. We'll see.

So a few eggs were for sure not good, but the rest did finally hatch tonight! I looks like around 50, but with the water tinted, I can't tell for sure.

Some pics:
[img size=800]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6941118951_ce6bc81757_b.jpg[/img]

And a bit closer:

[img size=800]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6941119509_9c76953812_b.jpg[/img]

whee lil babies ๐Ÿ™‚

I am interested to see how urs do with the initial feeding. My tank is a 20g but I have 2-3 inches of water in it to get a consolidated dose of rots when I feed. I was concerned the fry would not find the food easily. I know nature says different. Thoughts?

Seems okay. I just got home and tinted the water as I probably over fed rots this morning, but couldn't see any casualties thus far; of course, they not quite 24 hours old yet...

I can tell they're feeding though. Come Friday I will introduce them to a bit of TDO A.

Update!

Long story short, have 1 left from my orginal spawn, then the mixed pair quit laying. They finally spawned on Sunday for the first time in months. I also have a spawning ocellaris pair now. Their first batch, the tile tipped and killed the eggs. I have since remedied that problem.

Took a quick pic of the goofy spawn my mixed pair finally laid. Not many eggs, but considering they haven't spawned in several months, I'll take what I can get. My ocellaris pair should hatch Saturday or Sunday, with the mixed pair a day behind.

Here's some pics of the onyx perc/ocellaris eggs looks like the male removed the bad ones:

[img size=600]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7308597074_f11c4fc6b2_b.jpg[/img]

Mom and dad:

[img size=600]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7261794340_92783eb54e_b.jpg[/img]

And the breeding setup I'm working on:

[img size=600]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7261790534_0920e391ac_b.jpg[/img]

Hatch Station:
[img size=600]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7261792018_a038b0e74b_b.jpg[/img]

Keep us posted I wouldn't mind a few if they turn out like the black and orange one lol

I always love seeing these kinds of projects. How many tanks and how many breeding pairs are you hoping to get up to? Looks like you have built room to grow for yourself. Keep us updated with the whole process as it continues.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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