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(Wyoming White x Gladiator) Clownfish Breeding (1 Viewer)

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The ones that survived are doing well. We lost a massive amount within the first 2 days and we're trying to figure out why.
I estimate about 10 to be alive at this point, so still lots of room for improvement on the next hatches.
Still thinking the shrimp that got put into the larvae tank were the problem, but cannot be sure.
 
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Good news/bad news:
My clowns seem to be cleaning their nem's rock in preparation for laying eggs. Unfortunately, this rock is also home to several large bristleworms...

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Have some decisions ahead.. will likely have to use the larval trap again.
 
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No more eggs yet from this pair. Though the female is very swollen and they have been cleaning the rock so hopefully soon.
I made some changes to their environment so I expected a bit of a delay before their next clutch.

A couple of the babies from the newest clutch are exhibiting some pretty unique markings.
I don't want to get too excited, but I did not notice this on the previous batch.
Obviously there still is a chance the spots will just fade to white over time. The fact that I never saw them on the previous clutch gives me a little hope that they will remain.
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I'm in the process of setting up a five foot broodstock tank with five sections. All the clownfish pairs in the various tanks in my house will be transferred into it, along with the pair I just bought.
 

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No more eggs yet from this pair. Though the female is very swollen and they have been cleaning the rock so hopefully soon.
I made some changes to their environment so I expected a bit of a delay before their next clutch.



A couple of the babies from the newest clutch are exhibiting some pretty unique markings.
I don't want to get too excited, but I did not notice this on the previous batch.
Obviously there still is a chance the spots will just fade to white over time. The fact that I never saw them on the previous clutch gives me a little hope that they will remain.
Screenshot_20200807-182550.png

I'm in the process of setting up a five foot broodstock tank with five sections. All the clownfish pairs in the various tanks in my house will be transferred into it, along with the pair I just bought.

Oh my goodness that’s a pretty baby. Dibs!
 
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The clowns ended up laying eggs again on the 9th of this month, should have patches around the 19th.

Here's a short video of some of the babies from the newest clutch. Definitely some interesting patterns in there.
A few of these guys like swimming upside down, they're special.

 

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The clowns ended up laying eggs again on the 9th of this month, should have patches around the 19th.

Here's a short video of some of the babies from the newest clutch. Definitely some interesting patterns in there.
A few of these guys like swimming upside down, they're special.

Wow, I could watch them for hours!! Easy. So cute!

So I've lost track of all of the clutches. Are there 2 or 3 now? I think there was the original 5, yes? How are they doing? And are these little guys from the second clutch? How many are in this clutch now? Again, so cute!!

Clownfish are what got me into the saltwater hobby when I was in high school. So kewl that you've been so successful so far! And I LOVE this thread!!
 
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Wow, I could watch them for hours!! Easy. So cute!

So I've lost track of all of the clutches. Are there 2 or 3 now? I think there was the original 5, yes? How are they doing? And are these little guys from the second clutch? How many are in this clutch now? Again, so cute!!

Clownfish are what got me into the saltwater hobby when I was in high school. So kewl that you've been so successful so far! And I LOVE this thread!!
Yeah they are very fun to watch.
Its a lot of work but very rewarding.

These are the only survivors from the 3rd clutch. We had some massive die offs and still not sure what caused them.
(Best guess is the shrimp larvae that were caught in the fry trap)

Still have the 5 babies from the 2nd clutch that are close to 2 months old at this point.

4th clutch should hatch in about 3-5 days.

I'm sure clownfish are responsible for tons of people joining the hobby lol

Thanks for following along.
 
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I haven't been paying too much attention to my rotifer cultures other than feeding them regularly and harvesting.
Lately all that meant was dumping the water and rots because I haven't had babies for a while.

We had a handful of clown babies hatch Wednesday night. After adding them to the tank, i went to my rotifer cultures so I could add some food for the new babies, and discovered they both had crashed :oops:

I received an email from reed mariculture a few weeks ago about a bad batch of RGcomplete and I'm positive that was the cause of the crashes.

Unfortunately, I didn't have any backup rot cultures in the fridge, so I had to place an overnight order for a new rotifer culture.
The $60 shipping charge on a $20 item hurt a little bit, but I didn't have much choice lol

The majority of the clown babies hatched last night. I estimate it was about 50 babies.

Not sure how well the Wednesday night hatches will do since it's been over 24 hours since they've eaten anything, but I'm confident the ones that hatched last night will be fine.
 

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I haven't been paying too much attention to my rotifer cultures other than feeding them regularly and harvesting.
Lately all that meant was dumping the water and rots because I haven't had babies for a while.

We had a handful of clown babies hatch Wednesday night. After adding them to the tank, i went to my rotifer cultures so I could add some food for the new babies, and discovered they both had crashed :oops:

I received an email from reed mariculture a few weeks ago about a bad batch of RGcomplete and I'm positive that was the cause of the crashes.

Unfortunately, I didn't have any backup rot cultures in the fridge, so I had to place an overnight order for a new rotifer culture.
The $60 shipping charge on a $20 item hurt a little bit, but I didn't have much choice lol

The majority of the clown babies hatched last night. I estimate it was about 50 babies.

Not sure how well the Wednesday night hatches will do since it's been over 24 hours since they've eaten anything, but I'm confident the ones that hatched last night will be fine.
Wow they both crashed?! That’s awful. Are they compensating you for the bad batch of RG?

Can we get some updates pics of the babies?? Dying to see how the colors are turning out!
 

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