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Old 11/05/2017, 11:53 AM   #1
joseperezred
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Help identify- 2 clowns

Is this what i think it is? My clowns have hosted my finger leather corals since i put them in te Tank many years ago. I have 3 clowns. The two that are always together have been in my Tank for over 7-8 years. They gone from a 40gal to a 60cube to a 240gal and now in my 90 gal (had to move ). I noticed this yesterday but wanted to be sure that they are eggs. Has anyone experienced this? If so, anything I can do? Or are the chances slim to zero on survival? Thanks everyone in advance. Hope the pictures posted. I can to to post more if needed.


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Old 11/05/2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a very small clutch of eggs. Most people who have a pair of clowns for a few years will see them breed. I think it's more common than people think. If you don't plan to try to raise the babies, you don't need to do anything. The eggs will hatch and the babies will become food for the tank.

If you're interested in breeding, you can visit this forum:

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Also Google "pickles guide to breeding clownfish" which provides step-by-step instructions.


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Old 11/05/2017, 02:04 PM   #3
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Yes I see eggs, and agree this is pretty common, and you should continue to see them lay about every 2 weeks.

Pretty much 0 chance of survival unless they are pulled and set up in a breeding tank w/ live rotifers, takes some effort, as mentioned many just let go for free food.


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Old 11/05/2017, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thank you! Not sure if Iíll have the time/equipment to breed but Iíll defin give it a good read.

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Looks like a very small clutch of eggs. Most people who have a pair of clowns for a few years will see them breed. I think it's more common than people think. If you don't plan to try to raise the babies, you don't need to do anything. The eggs will hatch and the babies will become food for the tank.

If you're interested in breeding, you can visit this forum:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=86

Also Google "pickles guide to breeding clownfish" which provides step-by-step instructions.



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