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My Percula Clowns have babies! AGAIN!!

Post by DonnieP on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 9:34 am

Wow guys, just saw these last night when the Frogspawn closed down. Theres a bunch of clownfish babies clinging to the underside of the Frogspawn. These two been nesting forever so its about time they had some. I am not equipped to try to save the little ones so they are on their own until next time maybe.



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Re: My Percula Clowns have babies! AGAIN!!

Post by grawlfang on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 9:39 am

WOW Awesome, your a daddy Smile
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Post by matt_longview on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 9:59 am

Congrats Donnie!!! Very cool. :-)
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Post by Win on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 10:05 am

Awesome!!!that's so cool man! If any survive ill buy some of em!
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Post by Yeti on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 11:32 am

I can just see the fun you can have with this, with you own kids.

"Erm.... me and mom have something to tell you....it wasn't planned....you see..erm...well you've got a new brother...and a new sister..and another brother..and another sister...etc"

Fingers crossed that there is a survivor.
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Post by ritter678 on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 12:31 pm

Cool Donnie! Any chance of raising them on frozen Rotifers or does it have to be live?
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Post by DonnieP on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:06 pm

ritter678 wrote:Cool Donnie! Any chance of raising them on frozen Rotifers or does it have to be live?

Gabe
I don't know man I have never tried raising any. I really don't have anything setup to try raising them in. If you would like to try and raise some I bet we could syphon some off the Frogspawn and see. If your interested let me know. I figure they will be spawning again probably several times and I may get something setup to try and save them. It looks like they are attached to the frogspawn skeleton with a tiny thread, they say to remove the rock they are on and put it in a ten gallon without filtration but they aint on a rock they on that beauty of a Frogspawn and its epoxied to the rocks so we would have to syphon them off if they would come off I don't know. They say to feed them rotifiers and then baby brine shrimp.
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Post by ritter678 on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 4:35 pm

I've always wanted to try but no way I'd have the time for it right now. I hope to be able to try one day. I just got a snowflake clown to pair with my female with all the black on it. It would be cool if I could raise the fry. If you ever give it a shot keep me updated.
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Post by Grimreefer on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 4:40 pm

That's pretty bad ass Donnie. I hope my B/W's do that one day.

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Post by DonnieP on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 5:23 pm

Now that they are spawning they should spawn every two weeks so I will try to get them to spawn on a piece of tile next time and if any of you guys want to try and raise them we can just take the tile out with the eggs onboard. Just let me know if any are interested in trying. You will need a ten gallon tank, air pump and beaded air stone, rotifier culture and micro algae to feed the rotifiers and when they get around 8-9 days old they will need fresh hatched brine shrimp. If your interested read up on these articles and get the stuff and as soon as I can get them to spawn on a tile you can have them.

Raising Clownfish 101


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Post by DonnieP on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 5:41 pm

And here's the video.

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Post by ritter678 on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 3:42 pm

Check out what I found,

Reef Science Plankton - Live Rotifer & Copepod Culture
$16.99 including shipping

Not a bad deal for some live rotifers and pods. Maybe a little DT's Phyto could keep them going long enough to raise clown fry.
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Post by DonnieP on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 7:46 pm

Thanks Gabe
Theres no way I can transfer the babies from the coral though. I may try to raise a future bunch if I can get them to lay on a ceramic tile where I can remove them without killing them.
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Post by DonnieP on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 8:35 pm

Just an update on the babies, they now have well defined eyes but are still attached to the coral. From my reading none will survive in the tank with the other fish including the parents wil eat them. all the articles also say not to try to raise the first few spawnings.
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Post by steven227 on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 11:25 pm

could u put the coral in a net breeder? should keep them from eating the babys but stay in the same tank.
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Post by DonnieP on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 11:53 pm

Na coral I epoxied to the rocks
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Post by DonnieP on Wed 25 Apr 2012, 9:01 pm

You guys not gonna believe this but my Clowns spawned again today! That puts them spawning about two weeks apart. I was gonna put something in there for them to spawn on but I was not quick enough.



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Post by matt_longview on Wed 25 Apr 2012, 9:54 pm

Free Coral Food! cheers
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Post by Yeti on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 2:29 am

Donnie "The Stud" of Marshall!

What have you done with the 2.5G tank? Could that become a nursery?
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Post by grawlfang on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 7:08 am

cool, you must be doing something right
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Post by Win on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 7:41 am

Wow that's pretty epic donnie... need to try to grow them out!
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Post by DonnieP on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 9:00 am

What have you done with the 2.5G tank? Could that become a nursery?.

The 2.5 pico is still up and running with coral in it, Its really a lot of trouble to try and raise these guys but I may have to try on a bunch.
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