I have clown eggs im not ready!

Best reef aquarium LED lighting

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
25,822
Reaction score
54,648
Location
Sheboygan, WI
That's ok- I was there also and about to transfer tank contents, so I had to let them go.
However, use this as an opportunity to monitor them and see how often they are laying eggs (mine was every three weeks on a Sunday evening). Then when youre ready you can prep for them and save the eggs, etc
 
OP
The Coral Connect

The Coral Connect

Happy Reefing!
View Badges
Joined
Aug 21, 2016
Messages
193
Reaction score
247
Location
Fort Lauderdale
That's ok- I was there also and about to transfer tank contents, so I had to let them go.
However, use this as an opportunity to monitor them and see how often they are laying eggs (mine was every three weeks on a Sunday evening). Then when youre ready you can prep for them and save the eggs, etc
Alright thanks for the info! I guess ill be having caviar tonight lol
 

Peace River

Thrive Master
View Badges
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
9,236
Reaction score
57,580
Location
Central Florida, USA
Alright thanks for the info! I guess ill be having caviar tonight lol
In addition to the good advice from @vetteguy53081, you can use this as inspiration to think about the whole process. If they did lay eggs on a clay pipe that you added to the tank, when and how would you remove it? Where would you move it to and how would it be setup? Do you have that tank, heater, air pump, and sponge filter (or other equipment if you decide to set it up differently)? What about food for their tiny mouths? @Reef Nutrition has a great rotifer system and many sizes of food for clownfish fry. What about grow out?

Clearly you are doing some things right in the clownfish tank. If you maintain the feedings and water quality then they will likely continue to lay eggs every two to three weeks so you have time to decide how (and if) you want to move forward. If they continue to lay eggs and you do not do anything with the eggs at this point then that is perfectly okay too. Good luck and great work!
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
25,822
Reaction score
54,648
Location
Sheboygan, WI
In addition to the good advice from @vetteguy53081, you can use this as inspiration to think about the whole process. If they did lay eggs on a clay pipe that you added to the tank, when and how would you remove it? Where would you move it to and how would it be setup? Do you have that tank, heater, air pump, and sponge filter (or other equipment if you decide to set it up differently)? What about food for their tiny mouths? @Reef Nutrition has a great rotifer system and many sizes of food for clownfish fry. What about grow out?

Clearly you are doing some things right in the clownfish tank. If you maintain the feedings and water quality then they will likely continue to lay eggs every two to three weeks so you have time to decide how (and if) you want to move forward. If they continue to lay eggs and you do not do anything with the eggs at this point then that is perfectly okay too. Good luck and great work!
I recommend a med sized clay pot. You can then transfer pot with eggs into a 20l tank with sponge filter and await hatching
 
OP
The Coral Connect

The Coral Connect

Happy Reefing!
View Badges
Joined
Aug 21, 2016
Messages
193
Reaction score
247
Location
Fort Lauderdale
In addition to the good advice from @vetteguy53081, you can use this as inspiration to think about the whole process. If they did lay eggs on a clay pipe that you added to the tank, when and how would you remove it? Where would you move it to and how would it be setup? Do you have that tank, heater, air pump, and sponge filter (or other equipment if you decide to set it up differently)? What about food for their tiny mouths? @Reef Nutrition has a great rotifer system and many sizes of food for clownfish fry. What about grow out?

Clearly you are doing some things right in the clownfish tank. If you maintain the feedings and water quality then they will likely continue to lay eggs every two to three weeks so you have time to decide how (and if) you want to move forward. If they continue to lay eggs and you do not do anything with the eggs at this point then that is perfectly okay too. Good luck and great work!
thanks guys i've been thinking about doing another system for breeding! I thought this would take a long time to happen only been in my tank for 2 months!
 

Peace River

Thrive Master
View Badges
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
9,236
Reaction score
57,580
Location
Central Florida, USA
thanks guys i've been thinking about doing another system for breeding! I thought this would take a long time to happen only been in my tank for 2 months!
Many people have the other problem of wanting their fish to breed but having uncooperative fish! Shame on you for taking such good care of your fish! ;Hilarious

The good news is the pair will likely continue to lay eggs every 2-3 weeks and will still be ready when you are! :)
 
OP
The Coral Connect

The Coral Connect

Happy Reefing!
View Badges
Joined
Aug 21, 2016
Messages
193
Reaction score
247
Location
Fort Lauderdale
Many people have the other problem of wanting their fish to breed but having uncooperative fish! Shame on you for taking such good care of your fish! ;Hilarious

The good news is the pair will likely continue to lay eggs every 2-3 weeks and will still be ready when you are! :)
Awesome ill be ready for the next ones! Thanks for the help everyone :)
 

D-Nak

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 15, 2011
Messages
696
Reaction score
590
Location
Bay Area, CA
If you have the time and a few extra bucks for pay for a small breeding system, you'll feel a huge sense of accomplishment after you raise your first clutch. I still remember when I raised my first round of babies.
 

LIreefguy

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 14, 2019
Messages
655
Reaction score
472
Location
Kings Park, Long island
I was thinking about raising my clown eggs too

So if I put a clay pot near my clowns by there anemone they might use it

I have a nice frostbite , black ice pair

Think the babies might be beautiful

On side note my female clown has been with me for 4 years
My male used to chase my hand when I put it near them but female left me alone

So his bites where not that bad. He is tiny
But last week I don’t what got into my female but she started attacking me.
dang it hurts

And no she didn’t just lay eggs abc she been laying eggs for over 2 years on and off
 
Best reef aquarium LED lighting

D-Nak

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 15, 2011
Messages
696
Reaction score
590
Location
Bay Area, CA
I was thinking about raising my clown eggs too

So if I put a clay pot near my clowns by there anemone they might use it
Adding a clay pot may encourage them to use it as a shelter, and also lay eggs on it. However, since they already have a nem as host, they may not stray too far from it. I suggest placing a piece of tile at the base of the nem to encourage the female to lay her eggs on it.
 

Peace River

Thrive Master
View Badges
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
9,236
Reaction score
57,580
Location
Central Florida, USA
Now that you have decided to raise fry. What will you do with 50 clown fish?
This is a great question and for most people this is a real issue. @The Coral Connect (the OP) has access to retail space and online sales, but for others it is helpful to think about a plan in advance.
 
OP
The Coral Connect

The Coral Connect

Happy Reefing!
View Badges
Joined
Aug 21, 2016
Messages
193
Reaction score
247
Location
Fort Lauderdale
This is a great question and for most people this is a real issue. @The Coral Connect (the OP) has access to retail space and online sales, but for others it is helpful to think about a plan in advance.
I still see about 10 eggs alive! Will these make it or only time? Also they're in a 20g nano
 

The BEST equipment you have bought for your reef came from this category?

  • Filtration

    Votes: 44 12.5%
  • Testing

    Votes: 36 10.2%
  • Lighting

    Votes: 121 34.4%
  • Controlling

    Votes: 81 23.0%
  • Water Treatment

    Votes: 14 4.0%
  • Pumps

    Votes: 35 9.9%
  • Other (please explain in the thread)

    Votes: 21 6.0%

Online statistics

Members online
888
Guests online
2,685
Total visitors
3,573
UniqueCorals.com shop rare & farmed corls
Top