will my clowns eventually breed?

BRS

ScariestCobra

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 17, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Location
Cincinnati
I have a male naked triple dot ocellaris clown and a female snowflake ocellaris clown. They are both still pretty small, definitely not close to full grown size. But, will the eventually breed since they are both types of ocellaris?
 
Budmans

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
It will take both males 8 months from birth to sexually mature then about a year for one male to claim dominance and change sex then about another year to stabilize dimorphic hermaphrodism(get used to having lady parts) then they will select a territory within the tank, at this point it's good to have a rich microfaunapopulation,rotifers zoo phyto andthrow in some live brine shrimp and build up population so clowns can eat have some macro like gralacia and hyphnea and sea lettuce maybe some scrolls, you will notice your clown bulking up start giving them mysis shrimp dosed in selcon this seems to promote healthy cell growth and optimum fish health
 

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
Then add slate a jar a flower pot make a cave outta rocks anything to add privacy and security(you will see you clowns playing tag almost then they start to do a dance this is how you can tell when they're in the mood
 

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
Some people even dial it in as far as raising humidity to replicate high vpd (rainstorms) and dial back the lights slowly to replicate change in season) and give a more moderate flow its all preference though you'll have to play around get you clowns eating good get params set and then a good rule of thumb is to only have the 2 clowns in the breeding tank it takes alot of research and adjustment to get it dialed in but once you get it right it can be easy the hard part is bringging the fry to adulthood in grow out tanks and keeping the water clean you'll lose about 10%of your clutch but only the strong survive just like anything
 
Zoanthids

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
43,240
Reaction score
98,940
Location
Wisconsin-Florida in a year
There is no telling other than compatability, water conditions and a zone in tank in which they take onto.
 

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
@ScariestCobra it is a labor of love and will take time and gentle care and preperation I believe whole hardly you can do it if Cubans can do it outside in the florida sun In sterlite tote on there patio stealing 4 5gal buckets of water a day for a water from the canal for a water change using dirty marine water you can do it successfully for sure
 

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
I have a male naked triple dot ocellaris clown and a female snowflake ocellaris clown. They are both still pretty small, definitely not close to full grown size. But, will the eventually breed since they are both types of ocellaris?
Also how are your clowns temperament is one bossy do one or both nip your fingers ,if you put them on the top of the water and agitate the surface. it can be a temperament thing too some clown just don get along and will bully but over time even the meanest clown can build a relationship if you're doing what you're supposed to do an practice good animal husbandry and propper maintenance in order to maintain stability
 

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
When clowns become antsy or aggresive it's a sign of stress either physical chemical or environmental and the rule of deduction need to be applied and the problem corrected(food agression;feeding to little,territorial aggression;not enough space,or fluctuations in parameters will through off the natural balance an aquarium is supposed to have and cause your fish to act some type of way
 
OP
S

ScariestCobra

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 17, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Location
Cincinnati
When clowns become antsy or aggresive it's a sign of stress either physical chemical or environmental and the rule of deduction need to be applied and the problem corrected(food agression;feeding to little,territorial aggression;not enough space,or fluctuations in parameters will through off the natural balance an aquarium is supposed to have and cause your fish to act some type of way
It’s a 15g jbj. They have both been very active and happy since I put my corals in. Neither have been aggressive towards each other. The female did bite my finger while I was fixing the flow direction for my corals. They both seem to favor a little cave like part of a rock towards the back of the tank. The female hangs out there more than the male does. They are both babies. I’d say less than a year old probably. Captive bred from California.
 

Attachments

  • 4D729B9B-77B6-4A17-B260-A73F16458B9B.jpeg
    4D729B9B-77B6-4A17-B260-A73F16458B9B.jpeg
    98.1 KB · Views: 3
  • IMG_0956.MOV
    8.1 MB · Views: 0
  • IMG_0914.MOV
    18.4 MB · Views: 0
Zoanthids

UnderseaOddities

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
271
Location
Ohia
@
It’s a 15g jbj. They have both been very active and happy since I put my corals in. Neither have been aggressive towards each other. The female did bite my finger while I was fixing the flow direction for my corals. They both seem to favor a little cave like part of a rock towards the back of the tank. The female hangs out there more than the male does. They are both babies. I’d say less than a year old probably. Captive bred from California.
@ScariestCobra that's a good start they found a territory of the tank they like and are eating good,now it's just playing the waiting game and then providing optimum nutrition and environment, I would recommend selcon as a supplement to soak your frozen mysis shrimp in to give them in the coming months
 
BRS

What have you found to be the best things/methods to beat hair algae? (choose all that apply)

  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 98 16.9%
  • Lawn Mower Blenny (or other fish)

    Votes: 124 21.3%
  • Manual Removal

    Votes: 274 47.2%
  • Rock Scrubbing

    Votes: 126 21.7%
  • Lowered Phosphates

    Votes: 124 21.3%
  • Tank Blackouts

    Votes: 33 5.7%
  • Urchins

    Votes: 118 20.3%
  • Fluconazole

    Votes: 62 10.7%
  • Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO)

    Votes: 54 9.3%
  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 49 8.4%
  • Refugium

    Votes: 129 22.2%
  • Algae Scrubber

    Votes: 48 8.3%
  • Clean Up Crew

    Votes: 245 42.2%
  • Lighting Change

    Votes: 39 6.7%
  • Sea Hare

    Votes: 42 7.2%
  • Vibrant

    Votes: 92 15.8%
  • Other (please explain in thread)

    Votes: 43 7.4%

Online statistics

Members online
2,662
Guests online
6,518
Total visitors
9,180
Frag Farm
Top