Clownfish breeding update

Discussion in 'Middle Tennessee Reef Club' started by rcmike, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. John Gemmel

    John Gemmel Active Member

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    Any for sale yet
     

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    schooleyosis Valuable Member MTRCMember

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    That's awesome. Good work!
     
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    scriptmonkey Active Member R2R Supporter

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    That is pretty cool. I would love to have a breeding pair..but it looks like a lot of work.
     
  4. jackson2424

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    Do you need a permit to sell them?
     
  5. rcmike

    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Not in TN. I do know in Florida you have to but I don't know of any other states where you need it. There may be others though.
     
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    Are you selling any yet?
     
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    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Well, I'm just about sick to my stomach now. I just found my female frostbite dried up on the floor. Now I'm down to just the regular ocellaris pair that is spawning. :( I've been thinking about giving it up due to not having as much time and energy lately to spend on it. I'm going to think on it before I do anything drastic though.
     
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    Sad. Sorry to hear that. This has happened to me as well. I just bought a MONSTER Goldflake maroon female for my juvenile lightening Maroon. I’m waiting for one to jump out.
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    Sorry I haven't updated this thread in quite a while. I haven't had very good luck in the last few months but hopefully it is turning around. The regular ocellaris took a break from laying eggs but I got another clutch a few weeks ago. The funny thing is they did the same thing last year around the same time. They hatched and after a few days I had a rotifer culture crash. I lost some then but some made the switch to powdered food and are doing great. I found out my rotifer food is outdated by a few months so maybe that was the cause of the crash.
     
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    Strange... Do you think it has anything to do with the swing in weather each year around this time?
     
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    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Possibly. Actually I noticed it was around the time that daylight savings time ended. I kind of wonder if it was due to my lighting schedule changing in the Apex.
     
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    that would be crazy if they are that sensitive. But... It does make sense!
     
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    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    I’ve heard of some that quit laying eggs if the furniture is rearranged in the room they are in.
     
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    What??? That's crazy! haha
     
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    I took all the remaining babies to Aquatic Critter today besides the few from the latest batch. Hopefully some of my other pairs will start laying soon. I honestly have been slacking on maintenance and am trying to get back in the groove again.
     
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    My reef tank that housed the regular ocellaris pair had became overgrown with mushrooms that killed most of the other corals. I had been wanting to take the rock out for a long time and exchange it for new rock but I didn't want to upset the breeding pair. Last weekend I decided that since they haven't been laying recently anyway I'd go ahead and do it. I completely drained the tank and scraped every mushroom off the sides and bottom. I traded the mushroom rock in for new live rock and the tank looks 100% better although it is pretty empty now. To my surprise, the female clown is looking pretty big today and they are swimming up and down the tile I put in for them to lay on. I think they will lay soon.
     
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    That's cool Mike. Hope they start laying again for ya!
     
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