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Seeking Clownfish Breeding Information (articles/books/etc)

ITreefer

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Joined
Sep 29, 2017
Location
Houston/Cypress
#1
My girl has expressed a lot of interest in raising clownfish, and I am excited to help her out with this venture. :devilish:
I expect tons of failure, headaches and learning along the way. To give us a bit of a leg up, I am interested in hearing from anyone who has seriously tried this. (I've already reached out to LitzmanMarine for some guidance.)
If anyone can give links to articles or books you have read that contain helpful and CURRENT information, that would be amazing.
I've searched around a bit and found this thorough article LINK on the subject, but its a bit old. Newer sources of this kind of information is what we're looking for.
 

ITreefer

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Sep 29, 2017
Location
Houston/Cypress
#7
The number of eggs dwindled pretty quickly over the course of a week. By yesterday there were only six eggs that I could see developing. This morning they were all gone.

I'm going to add a clay pot to their corner and hope that they lay eggs there next time.

I've also purchased a breeding pair from someone here and setup a dedicated breeding tank for them.

We will be buying phyto and rotifer cultures soon.
 

ITreefer

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Sep 29, 2017
Location
Houston/Cypress
#10
Found another, much larger, clutch of eggs on the glass on Saturday, just as I was getting ready to add a clay pot. Hopefully we'll be able to get some hatches this time around.
 

ITreefer

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Sep 29, 2017
Location
Houston/Cypress
#12
Do you culture phyto for the babies?
The entire fry food chain is on my to do list for sure. For now, I have some roti-feast which I hope will suffice until I get the rotifer culture later
Because my time is extremely limited, im thinking about skipping the phyto culture and using RG complete to feed the rotifer culture.
 

ITreefer

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Sep 29, 2017
Location
Houston/Cypress
#14
I'm seeing some silver in the eyes of the eggs. I believe they will hatch tonight, but I do not have a larval trap and can't find one locally.
I'm hoping I'll be able to save a few fry with the flashlight and scoop method.
We shall see how it goes.
 
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