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Old 03-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Breeding clownfish

O I have been thinking of breeding some clownfish lately. I have a couple questions though. A friend of mine is saying a ten gallon is big enough to breed a pair (seems a little small). I was thinking in my 29 gallon that I rocks and a cuc in right now. How would be the best way to get some clowns to breed?
What would be the most successful ways?
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Do you already have a mated pair? If not, very few places, if any actually sell mated pairs. So, 1st you have to buy 2 clowns and hope after a year or so they become a pair and a few months later they will start to breed. Once they start breeding the hard part starts...which is raising the fry. When they hatch, they need to be put in a seperate tank and fed live rotifers. After 6 months or so they will probably be big enough to sell. Do you have a place that will buy the fry?
If you already have a mated, breeding pair, a 10g tank is big enough for them, plus you need another tank for the fry.
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Do you already have a mated pair? If not, very few places, if any actually sell mated pairs. So, 1st you have to buy 2 clowns and hope after a year or so they become a pair and a few months later they will start to breed. Once they start breeding the hard part starts...which is raising the fry. When they hatch, they need to be put in a seperate tank and fed live rotifers. After 6 months or so they will probably be big enough to sell. Do you have a place that will buy the fry?
If you already have a mated, breeding pair, a 10g tank is big enough for them, plus you need another tank for the fry.
I have a pair but they never lay eggs
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I have a pair but they never lay eggs
A pair is 2 clowns. A mated pair is 2 clowns that breed.
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A pair is 2 clowns. A mated pair is 2 clowns that breed.
I guess i need to play them more barry white. They act like they are going to spawn but never have
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If they are a mating pair then maybe some live zooplankton (rotifers) or baby brine shrimp may help spur them on as this is what the fry eat
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Ok. So if I add 3 or of 4 to my 30 gallon. And let them mingle. With time is there a chance I get a mated pair? I have a shop that said they would buy them at a good price and i figured I could use it to pay for my addiction I mean hobby
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If you are looking to do this for profit, your should probably look at something else. When you factor in the cost of a whole new a setup just for the fry and the cost associated with trying to raise the fry, you might break out even.
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