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Old 07-14-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Thousands of baby clowns and a thousand more questions...

I have a mated pair of false percs i bought a few years ago to breed. they've laid eggs many times already, but ive never done anything to save or raise them, basically because i'm relatively lazy and i don't have the time. The pair lay eggs about twice a month. My fiance has had it with me not making the attempt to raise even 1 batch of eggs. So to please my honey, i decided to do so, for her happiness of course. Aren't i so wonderful?
Anyway, the eggs were already 7 days old and they normally hatch on the 8th day. Yesterday i removed the tile the eggs were on and placed them in a small tank with an airstone. This morning we awoke to about 7 million little baby clownfishes. I don't have Live Rotifers, but i did buy Frozen Rotifers. I poured some in, but i can't tell if they are/will eat them because everybody is so darn small!!!!
I purchased and read about a gazillion times the Joyce Wilkerson Clownfishes book and she says that live rotifers are best, but it is possible to get the babies to eat prepared foods.
finally, my question... Does anyone have experience and success using Frozen Rotifers or any other types of prepared foods in rearing their baby clowns? Please say yes.....thanx
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Got pics? Just to see that mass orange specs would be awesome.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Funny as heck. Asking for assistance and we want to see pictures.

What can I say? I wanna see pics too!

The only way you're going to be able to tell if your feeding is working is to wait and see. You can pretty much assume most will not make it.. but that aside, look forward to dealing with 900 new clown tankmates. Time to visit the LFS and cash in
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Presuming you already know the basics. Seen this? http://www.petstation.com/clownfish.html

Looks like the first three days are critical.

Good luck.
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OMG!!!!! I want to see! I want to see! I want to see!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2005, 02:46 PM   #6
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You will be BANNED if you dont post lots of pics!! Just kidding of course, but that is a dream of mine to raise baby clowns!!
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You will be BANNED if you dont post lots of pics!! Just kidding of course, but that is a dream of mine to raise baby clowns!!
I want to see pics too. Sorry I dont have any info for you, im a noob
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me too....since i have a mating pair of true peculars coming tomorrow
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That goes ditto for me as well!

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PICS Please. If you have two clowns, will they eventually mate? I got mine around 4 months ago and they never leave each others side, one is also bigger then the other. What is the usual breeding age?

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