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Old 02-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Clown fish

How do you know if a clown will be laying eggs soon? I've never thought about this much but I'm sitting here watching my clowns and noticed one looks pretty fat and her belly area looks darker than normal.



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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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How old are they?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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I have had them a year now I'm not sure how old they were when i got them.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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Im interested because im about 6 months behind you and hope I get there someday with mine.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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They will start to clean rocks before they begin to lay eggs. They clean the rocks so they can lay their eggs on the spot they clean. Mine have been laying eggs for close to two years already. Every 14 to 16 days like clock work
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Have you ever tried to raise the fry?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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Yes. I have done it several times and it is very very time consuming. I dont do it anymore bc honestly i dont have the time right now. It is alot of work but it is fun at the same time
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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Most of the time the eggs get eaten. If they do hatch you would have to transfer them to a tank with little flow so they won't get stressed and feed them microscopic food 3-5 times a day. It's a lot of work and for most hobbyists not doable...

Would be awesome to succeed at that though
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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I have read where people have used small clay potting pots (the reddish ones) on their side and the clowns lay their eggs in there. Simple to remove them to a breeding tank afterwards
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Microscopic food? As in freshly hatched brine shrimp?
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