View Full Version : Hang on back filter for clownfish babies

02/01/2013, 12:17 AM
When do you add a Filter to the tank? I have 11 (53 day old) Picasso babies, and currently just have a sponge filter running. As long as i add a screen to the intake of the filter when can i add one?

This was my first attempt and i got a 25% survival rate from the pairs 2nd clutch.


02/01/2013, 08:11 AM
I use a Marina S20 on a 10 gallon nursery. 53 days old is pretty big already. I usually put the filter after 21 DPH. These filters have a sponge pre-filter in the intake tube, so the little ones don't get stuck. They work well, provie a gentle (adjustable) current, and easty to maintain, and best of all, they are cheap.

02/01/2013, 04:09 PM
I figured it was somewhere around 28 days, I have just been doing every other day partial water changes to filter the water.


02/08/2013, 02:38 PM
I used a hang on the back but I put the pickup inside a breeder box so they couldnt get sucked up.