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GARY666772
02/07/2017, 11:25 PM
i recently come across a few pairs of lightning maroon clowns. i have been doing some reading and didnt see anything about tank size to breed maroons in. can anyone fill me in i am looking to build a rack if i can find success in breeding these fish. i would also appreciate any other info and knowledge on breeding these fish. thank you in advance

CoralsAddiction
02/07/2017, 11:51 PM
I suggest downloading a Nook app on your mobile device and getting a copy of Joyce Wilkersons books called Clownfishes if you're serious about breeding clowns. She has some good info on breeding maroons. They aren't the easiest clowns to breed.
She recommends 40-55 gallon tank for a Maroon pair but I think you can get away with a 29 gallon tank.

GARY666772
02/08/2017, 03:59 PM
i will be sure to get the book thank you. i am not new to reek keeping but have never gotten involved in breeding and think it is the next step in my journey. thank for your input much appreciated

scuzy
02/08/2017, 04:32 PM
I was wondering does the clowns since they are custom breed could they over time inbreeding cause deformation?


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CoralsAddiction
02/08/2017, 05:15 PM
I was wondering does the clowns since they are custom breed could they over time inbreeding cause deformation?


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That could definitely be a factor in clown deformities. However, having read a ton of clownfish beeeding journals and articles online using a simple google search, it may take 6-7 generations of inbreeding to cause serious genetic deformities. One way to avoid this problem is to pair a lightning maroon with a wild caught white stripe maroon clownfish.

D-Nak
02/10/2017, 01:27 AM
My suggestion would be to start with clowns that are easier to breed -- particularly ocellaris or percula.

JonezNReef
02/10/2017, 09:00 AM
That could definitely be a factor in clown deformities. However, having read a ton of clownfish beeeding journals and articles online using a simple google search, it may take 6-7 generations of inbreeding to cause serious genetic deformities. One way to avoid this problem is to pair a lightning maroon with a wild caught white stripe maroon clownfish.

Most often the white stripes they pair with the lightenings are from papua new guinea which is where the original lightening maroon was caught wild. It is thought that these white stripe maroons may carry the original gene that caused the pattern. Here is the website of the guy who had the original wild caught http://www.lightning-maroon-clownfish.com/

maxheadroom
03/04/2017, 11:00 AM
I have 2 breeding pairs of lightning maroon/white stripe maroon. Each pair are kept in a 20g tall tank and spawn onto tiles. Then I move the tiles to a 40g breeder to hatch.