Problem eggs Premium Picasso

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  1. Skat

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    Good morning to everybody.
    I'm skat, an italian boy. I work in a coral and fish shop in Milan.
    I've been raising clownfish for a long time. But now i have a problem.
    In my aquarium i've a couple of Premium Picasso (female: Premium Picasso - male: Picasso Helmet),
    that lay a lot of eggs but, unfortunately, only about 20 eggs are fertile... The couple is young, they have been laying for one year, but always with the same problem. There is not predatory in my tank.
    Does someone know the reason?
    thanks
     
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  2. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Hello and welcome to R2R

    #reefsquad can you help please
     
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    Breadman03 Valuable Member Catskill Reef Member

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    The breeding forum isn't very busy, especially when the weather warms up and people head outside for yard work. From what I've read, fertility issues often come down to proper nutrition.
     
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    gioNVA Active Member Photo of the Month Award CAMS Member

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    How often do you feed? Are they eating the eggs?
     
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  5. Skat

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    Hi guys,
    I feed them Twice daily with vitalis marine pellet and once a week with lobster eggs.
    Do you think that is it not enough? Yes, they feed the eggs!
     
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  6. Skat

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    How to help, please?!
     
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  7. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Welcome to the forum! I can't help a whole lot with breeding issues but as far as nutrition goes you should consider feeding them live or frozen foods. I'm not sure what products are available where you live but Lrs food is a great choice and adding vitamins like selcon and vita chem will all help to boost the fish's immune system and improve overall health
     
  8. Skat

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    Hello Mjrenz, thanks you!
    I love Lrs food, but in Italy is not available.
    Increase then frozen food,
    If this helps keep more eggs alive.
     
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  9. Mjrenz

    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    It definitely won't hurt, the healthier the fish are the healthier their eggs should be

    Here is some more information on nutrition
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/nutrition-and-fish-health.603925/
     
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  10. Skat

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    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    You're welcome and good luck!
     
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