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getindavan
07/17/2015, 11:24 PM
This is my first try at raising clownfish. The parents are onyx and this is their 4-5th batch of eggs. The eggs in this batch seem smaller than the last few. They're dark and due soon. Hopefully I can get some Rotifers. I currently have some golden pearls and brine shrimp eggs at my disposal.

shifty51008
07/18/2015, 02:59 AM
Good luck, rotifers are very important for best results.

Have any pics of the parents?

kizanne
07/19/2015, 07:04 AM
Good luck. Where you located?

getindavan
07/23/2015, 05:13 PM
Unfortunately the batch turned white on the 5th day. I think I made the mistake of removing the tile prematurely and will leave the next batch in my main tank as long as possible. I got some rotifers so Hopefully next batch will be more successful.

Here are pictures of the male and female. I'm located in socal.

Pearfish
07/24/2015, 09:05 PM
Good luck. I am also new to this.

rhickman17
08/05/2015, 07:49 AM
Good looking pair of clowns you've got there! Good luck on the next spawn, hopefully better luck than last time.

shifty51008
08/06/2015, 09:12 PM
Very good looking pair will make for some nice offspring

D-Nak
08/07/2015, 10:50 AM
The clutch looked very small. What are you feeding the parents?

getindavan
08/11/2015, 02:40 PM
it varies. when they were young mainly flakes. then I moved to frozen Mysis for a while. before they were spawning they were fed mainly NLS pellets. after the clutch pictured above I started to feed squid and flakes. it looks like they've lost their appetite for the NLS but they do eat it. I try to feed more consistently now a well as before I would feed whenever I was around the tank or as little as once a day.

shifty51008
08/11/2015, 03:40 PM
I would get an auto fish feeder and feed small ammounts 4 times a day and a good mix. I feed mine NLS pellets, IO reef chips, and colbalt Marine Omnivore Flakes, mixed up in my feeder and feed that 4 times a day then I will feed frozen PE mysis, Rods original, switched from day to day