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QuitClowning
04/04/2016, 08:56 PM
So my black darwin and orange ocellaris laid eggs. This is my first clutch...and I have no idea how far along are the eggs.

I noticed them yesterday when I was doing tank cleaning so I don't know the exact day of them being laid...they may have been on 04/01 or 04/02.

I know I have 5-7 days from the day of being laid so I already have an order of rotifiers and plankton from ReedMariculture arriving tomorrow but I'd love to know how much time I have to setup everything?

http://i.imgur.com/NqxPOm9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9tX6lbJ.jpg

FullBoreReefer
04/05/2016, 08:24 PM
Ive read usually between days 9-11 they hatch. You will notice a few days before hatch they grow eyes that you can clearly see. If laid on the 1st or 2nd then plan for the 10th-13th. Usually an hour or so after lights out. The final days up to it I turned my pumps off for awhile each night and check with a flashlight. Then one night, BAM! Babies!

hbrochs
04/29/2016, 09:29 AM
Mine typically hatch on the eighth night after the clutch is laid. Keep a notebook, and write it all down so you can keep track of everything. The day before they are going to hatch they get a little silver spot on each one. Think this is the eyes, but not sure about that.

Jski90
05/27/2016, 05:06 PM
I have the same clown pair as you do that have laid eggs twice now. I have read they can hatch anywhere from 7-10 days and I have noticed the eggs are orange on the first day and get darker. Like FullBoreReefer mentioned you begin to see silver eyes on them the day they are going to hatch. For me, my first batch hatched on day 7 and then rest on day 8. They hatch after lights out. Check out Youtube for info.
I like this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXrk2U4rwk

Dkuhlmann
06/01/2016, 07:10 AM
You're going to have Mocha babies. :thumbsup:

My Mocha's are doing the breeding fights should be soon for eggs I would imagine.

Good Luck!

shifty51008
06/03/2016, 08:22 PM
You're going to have Mocha babies. :thumbsup:

My Mocha's are doing the breeding fights should be soon for eggs I would imagine.

Good Luck!

glad your mocha's are still doing good. the maroons hardly ever leave the RBTA but still no eggs :( soon though I am sure.