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Old 05-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Clownfish fry setup.

I thought I would post how I hatch and raise my clownfish fry to you all who may venture into breeding clowns,At the moment I'm breeding percs but have aquired a couple of picasso perc's to which I hope to breed later.
Photo showing salt bucket submersed in fry growout tank,this also ensures the water parameters are always the same when the fry are transfered from the bucket to the growout tank.
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salt bucket with a hole cut out and filter media covering it.Pipework from sump feeding fry growout tank.

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Photo showing the pipework runs down to the bottom of the clutch of eggs so water flow always flows over the whole clutch to eliminate any fungus growing.You can just makeout the clutch of around 200 eggs inside the terracotta pot which i remove from the DT the day before hatch is due.


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Neat! I'd love to see pics of the growing fry! About how many actually survive from the 200 eggs? Do you feed the young live brine at first?
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I've got about 140 so far,but I will probably loose half of them.I feed rotifers for the first 6 days and then baby brine shrimp as well for another 4 days,then bbs and flake food.I have only 1 left from the last clutch I kept,the rest went to my local lfs for credit.
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I'm very interested in this! I would love to breed my clowns but I have no idea what I'd do with the baby's.
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sell me a couple! lol
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i was curious also how do you get them to lay eggs in the flower pot?
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Clownfish fry setup

Following along for the ride very interested in it too.....
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Do you feed the baby brine anything special to make them more nutritious before they get fed to the fry?
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i was curious also how do you get them to lay eggs in the flower pot?
Its takes a bit of time but basically all I did was cover the spot on the live rock they laid there clutch on,If your clowns aren't laying yet just put the pot in and they will probably host it!!

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Do you feed the baby brine anything special to make them more nutritious before they get fed to the fry?
No,as they only feed on bbs for 4 -6 days and then on to flake,that is enough,but I do feed the rotifers about 20mins before feeding them to the fry for a bit more nutrition.
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