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My 1st attempt at raising clownfish fry....

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So, this pair of A. Ocellaris has been in my care for 7+ years. They spent 5 of those 7 years in my sisters 65 gallon until they killed all her fish.

 

They just started to spawn again in the last 6 weeks. They are spawning roughly every 2 weeks. Their home is a 24"x24"x18" cube with a 5'x18"x22" sump (roughly 55gal.). Here's a pic to get the ball rolling....

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Ordered all their food from Reed Mariculture. Setup Rotifers and crossed fingers my fingers on hatch night.....813f952550897e5824d2a477562ae16d.jpg

 

 

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Thanks! It IS a lot of work but something I have wanted to do for a long time. Good thing I'm an insomniac!????

Yeah Dave Durr from the clown house mentioned it's a labor of love!! Good luck to you !

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Yes! I knew Dave(Barelycuda). I have read just about everything he's ever posted about raising fry. Wish he was still an active poster...

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Yes! I knew Dave(Barelycuda). I have read just about everything he's ever posted about raising fry. Wish he was still an active poster...

Yeah his expertise and clown house are missed.

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So, a little bit about reed mariculture....

 

They have a very simple feed program for hobbyists. I'm using their "L" strain Rotifers, rotigrow complete, their compact culture system, and the "hobbyists" pack of otohime.

 

So far so good. I'm pretty impressed at how easy(but time consuming) their program is. Well worth the investment. Plus, the look on my daughters face while watching the fry eat and develop is PRICELESS!

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So, a little bit about reed mariculture....

 

They have a very simple feed program for hobbyists. I'm using their "L" strain Rotifers, rotigrow complete, their compact culture system, and the "hobbyists" pack of otohime.

 

So far so good. I'm pretty impressed at how easy(but time consuming) their program is. Well worth the investment. Plus, the look on my daughters face while watching the fry eat and develop is PRICELESS!

 

Good to know, good project next summer maybe for the kids and I to keep them interested in reef tanks.  Thanks so much for sharing

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Very cool Chewie!  Thanks for posting these... it will be fun to follow their progress.  I also remember the many informative Barelycuda posts on all things clown rearing.

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I still have close to 100 survivors. Lost a few during water changes. It seems like they're attracted(curious) about anything attached to my hand...(siphon, sieve, flashlight, and beers ????). A few have succumbed to injuries via siphon tube during cleaning/water changes. PITA!

 

They're doing well other than that. Eating Rotifers, Otohime A and live baby brine.

 

Can't wait until metamorphosis!

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