Originally Posted by HoCkEyGmC
yeah, it takes an almost constant supply of live baby brine to raise them. i was bored as well one night and read up on it. supposeably cardinals are much easier. but i cant back that up. i guess they keep their young in their mouths until they get slightly bigger and then they'll hang out in between the spines of a longspine urchin. i read that somewhere.
That is partly true.
Actually right after they hatch they should be fed rotifers. They are small enough that the clown fry can eat them. The rotifers have to be fed phytoplankton that is enriched with all kinds of stuff. Apparently DTs phyto is one of the best options both to feed the rotifers as well as starting a culture with.
After the fry(larvae) get to the 7 day point then you can start introducing baby brine (brine less then 24 hours old) and copepods. I belive it is at days 10-14 that you can introduce larger foods as well as prepared foods like crushed flake and others.
I've been doing a lot of research over the last 18 hours. I was supposed to be working. Shhhhh don't tell my boss.
I believe that I am going to attempt to raise the fry. Not from this batch as I have no supplies, phyto, rotifers or anything set up and ready. I'll probably skip the next spawing as well just to get a time frame of how often and what shcedule they are spawing on.
We will see.
I can promise one thing for sure. I'll start a new thread detailing every step I take, starting as soon as my new book gets here.
Time for bed for me...