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Old 04/07/2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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So this happened

So I bought a bonded pair of picasso clowns from my LFS. I was cleaning the glass today and I see they have laid eggs on the scraper. What do I do?

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Old 04/09/2018, 02:35 AM   #2
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Nothing. If you want to try to raise the babies at some point get all of the supplies and foods ready and raise a batch when you are prepared.


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Old 04/17/2018, 06:49 AM   #3
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The eggs finally hatched sometime last night... Have been in the hatch tanks since Friday night. Rotifers are growing nicely, so far so good, now just have to get through the next 48-72 hrs...


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Old 04/18/2018, 05:05 AM   #4
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Good luck fellow reefer on raising the babies.


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Old 04/18/2018, 05:12 AM   #5
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Good luck fellow reefer on raising the babies.
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Old 04/19/2018, 11:09 AM   #6
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so how did the first 48 hours go?


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Old 04/19/2018, 11:36 AM   #7
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so how did the first 48 hours go?
So far so good, looks like I've only last 1.

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How did this attempt turn out?


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Old 09/26/2018, 06:00 AM   #9
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Sorry for the long absence, they went on strike, and after they started laying again the last 3-5 were laid on the back glass... fast forward to last weekend, and they laod again this time on the wavemarker! Just hatched last night. There ate still a lot of eggs that havent hatched... we'll see if i can keep em alive for more than 4 days

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Old 10/04/2018, 07:43 AM   #10
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Old 10/10/2018, 08:40 AM   #13
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Made it through metamorphosis

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how are they doing?
have you had any success with the previous batches?
Any tips you care to share?

I've got a pair of Black Ice Clowns that laid their 2nd clutch of eggs on 10-13-2018. The first clutch died 1 or 2 days after hatching. (not sure why)


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Old 10/15/2018, 08:23 PM   #15
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how are they doing?
have you had any success with the previous batches?
Any tips you care to share?

I've got a pair of Black Ice Clowns that laid their 2nd clutch of eggs on 10-13-2018. The first clutch died 1 or 2 days after hatching. (not sure why)
They're doing great, wednesday will be 21 days, waiting them to get a lil bigger before moving to the 10 gallon grow out tank.

I have used reeds maricultyre for the rotifiers, and their culture system (5 gal bucket) comes with all ya need, i usually buy new rotifers, the week after they're laid (usually a sunday). The rotifiers arrive wednesday, and this give you 3 day to let the culture recover and grow. Saturday i start harvesting rotifers, and just dump them in my main tanks for the pods.

The eggs usually hatch the following Tuesday night/wednesday morning. This point i turn a lamp on over them and get them rotifers. Hatch tank is only a heater and a bubble bar. The lamp stays on all the time. After a week start adding brine. The hurricane threw a small wrench, or i opted for instant baby brine. They ate it no issues. After that passed i introduced live hatched baby brine.

I was worried anout the metamorphosis as that and the first 48hrs is the most mortallity rates.

Only things i did differently this go around was i fed the rotifers 4ml of the algae they eat morning, noon, night. And i did half gallon water changes daily instead of 1 gallon. I used 4 gallons from the parent tank. The less frequent rotifer feedings needed to help keep them alive better than 6 or more smaller feeding.

Ill get some pics of my set ups tomorrow.
These are a few day old pics, 6 of the 7 have their first stripes.

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Old 10/15/2018, 09:42 PM   #16
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they are soooo cute.


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Awesome.

Thanks for the tips.

I went ahead and ordered the Reed culture system and some live rotifers. This clutch should hatch this Saturday or Sunday night. I guess I will pull out the flower pot Saturday night and put into the fry tank. It's a 10g with about 4 gal. fresh saltwater in it. I will add another 2-3 gallons of tank water Saturday morning. Hopefully things go better this time.


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Awesome.

Thanks for the tips.

I went ahead and ordered the Reed culture system and some live rotifers. This clutch should hatch this Saturday or Sunday night. I guess I will pull out the flower pot Saturday night and put into the fry tank. It's a 10g with about 4 gal. fresh saltwater in it. I will add another 2-3 gallons of tank water Saturday morning. Hopefully things go better this time.
Just make sure you have some bubbles to keep the eggs moving till the hatch

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Old 10/16/2018, 09:58 AM   #19
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Hatch tank 5 gal 3 sides painted black, heater and bubble bars, 10 gal grow out tank, just finished cycle, and the 25 lagoon.

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Yep, my 10g hatch tank is setup just like your 5g. Only difference is I have a 4" air stone instead of the long bars. I've actually got a powerhead in it right now with the air stone just to keep everything moving. I will pull the powerhead before I put the eggs in there.

I haven't setup a grow out tank just yet. Kind of waiting to see if I can keep the fry alive through meta. I do have a sponge filter that's been floating in my display tank for over a week to get some bacteria going on it. I will just pull a couple of rocks out of my display tank to minimize any cycling.


They parents can be seen in the bottom right corner of my display tank pic.


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Yep, my 10g hatch tank is setup just like your 5g. Only difference is I have a 4" air stone instead of the long bars. I've actually got a powerhead in it right now with the air stone just to keep everything moving. I will pull the powerhead before I put the eggs in there.

I haven't setup a grow out tank just yet. Kind of waiting to see if I can keep the fry alive through meta. I do have a sponge filter that's been floating in my display tank for over a week to get some bacteria going on it. I will just pull a couple of rocks out of my display tank to minimize any cycling.


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My clowns first would lay on the aglae scraper, then on the back wall, last time was on the back of the powerhead. So the bars were easier, now that have a pot amd if the ever lay on it I'll have to switch to a air stone.

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I originally had one pot for the clowns, as shown in the picture. I bought 4 more off of Amazon and will just rotate them for each batch. I open up the hole in the bottom of the pot to about 1.5" diameter which seems to help with the water flow when it's in the display tank.


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Old 10/17/2018, 06:31 AM   #24
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I have 2, 3 inch pot in the tank now, and another 7 somewhere, have to love Amazon. Had a 4 inch pot but it was huge for the 25 lagoon. Sigh...

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