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Breeding Log: Clownfish

LitzmanMarine

Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2013
Location
Kemah
#1
I was going to make a breeding journal entry but considering I'm breeding many many pairs of clownfish I just wouldn't be able to keep it up to date. Instead I'll use this thread to post periodic updates of whats going on in my fish room.

I have had all my clown breeding pairs running cold at around 76-78* to keep them from spawning as I build out my new fishroom and haven't been feeding heavily. My rotifer and phyto culture systems are not running at this time.

DaVinci - DAV-MIX-0001 - Despite my best efforts to pause breeding the DaVinci pair I bought from Farmacy a month ago has decided they wanted to drop a clutch. They didn't have the protein needed in their diet for this to work out favorably but they have about 30 eggs still hanging in there. They dropped 100+ in the initial spawn but culled most of them. The male isn't super attentive right now and the female is trying to keep him in place.

Snowflake/Darwin - EXP-MIX-0001 - These two are ready to start breeding and have been cleaning their clay pot every few weeks. I believe they are spawning but due to the limited diet at the moment they are eating the clutches over night. Going to attempt to watch them a little more closely next time I see them, but I am actually fine with this behavior right now just hope they realize when they are on a regular breeding diet they will stop.

All other pairs are either paused at the moment or are just starting to mature. I have several others in a mixed grow out right now and hoping some of them start to pair off and I'll move them to their own tanks.
 

steveb

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Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Location
Spring
#2
Would be nice if you could cover your rotifer and phyto culture methods to. Not trying to put any more work on you :)
 

LitzmanMarine

Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2013
Location
Kemah
#3
I plan to, I'm not actually culturing any right now and I tore down the old setup. I'm completely rebuilding it for this room though. Much nicer and hopefully easier to maintain. I may make a video out of that setup.
 

LitzmanMarine

Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2013
Location
Kemah
#4
Update

DaVinci - DAV-MIX-0001 - As expected the pair ate this clutch. This happens often with a first clutch not to mention I was not feeding my typical food regimen so the eggs werent going to be great. Fish room is almost ready for all of my clowns to transfer into and then we will get them on LRS Fertility Frenzy and my own food blend and see how they do.
 
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