View Full Version : Clarkii clowns

09/30/2011, 10:34 PM
My Clarkiis layed eggs today. Should be about a week before they hatch. My first pair of clowns to spawn, pretty excited to see how they do.

10/01/2011, 06:35 PM
Egg pics

10/01/2011, 07:00 PM
I'm not sure how many are there, I'd guess several hundred.

10/12/2011, 07:03 AM
Well that batch of eggs hatched on Wed night, and I was expecting them on Fri night. So I missed them.
They spawned again lastnight, a little bigger nest this time. I guess there may be 500 or so this time.

10/12/2011, 07:51 AM
Each time they will lay more and they hatch just after the lights go out when you can see the eyes in the eggs. I also have a pair that lay regular batches but I have never tried to raise them as I'm traveling to much for work.

10/12/2011, 09:07 AM
I'm going to give it a shot. I have a dedicated breeding system setup with 6 pair of clowns. Only one spawning right now though. Hopefully a few more will start up soon.
I have a pair of green mandarins that spawn, and some copper striped cardinals that have spawned.
The mandarin eggs that I collected a couple months ago did not hatch for me, I'm going to try it again when I have more time this winter.
The copper striped cardinals are mouth brooders and have only held the eggs to hatch once. I tried to raise the larvae but lost them all on day 3. I think they needed copepod napauli, which I now have a culture of Parvocalanus ready to go if they ever hold to term again.

10/13/2011, 06:52 PM
Do you have a way to cultivate rotifers???? They are needed for the first food.

10/13/2011, 07:14 PM
I have several cultures growing, and one of them is rotifers.