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Update. Percularis  getting first stripes. After everything crashed some time or another during the frys life. And the heater going out postponing  the metamorphis. And the tank getting electrocuted by the fallen light. I still have 10 babys.  Day 15

I have learned most deaths happen at night during this batch.   So I stopped letting  them have a night time until after metamorphis is over. It seems to have stopped all deaths. 

Here's some pictures I took the other night. 

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Day 20. 

Clowns eating flakes now. Gets baby brine shrimp once a day. Some clowns showing second bars.  They metamorphised  like a percula being almost black when morphing, then getting first stripes.  Then turning orange later.

Except one clown which morphed like a occy who turned orange before changing. 

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Day 21 update. Set up grow out tank to exact parameters  as fry tank and parents tank. Tomorrow I stop feeding baby brine only flakes. So the babys don't get fright syndrome  during move. Specially since you don't acclimate. 

In grow out tank. Sponge filter seasoned in parents tank. A live rock from parents tank,  air bubbler  and heater. Also pcv pipe to hide in.  It's a 10 gallon tank partially filled. 

Fry tank is a 20 gallon ada tank filled with 4 gallons of water, a heater and two air stones one on each side. Walls blacked out with black poster board, with open close doors in front.

On way a heater chiller controller for grow out tank, and one for parents tank too. Parents tank controller stopped turning on chiller and reading temperature  wrong last night.  Said it was 72 degrees so turned on my heaters. Was 82 degrees when I temperature  checked. Then it stopped powering all together shortly after. But its 8 years old. Should have expected  this.  Fish all right still. No coral damage seen luckily. 

Below are babys parents, then fry tank, the grow out tank.  Also green water set up. However I do have rotifers  I didn't take a picture. 

And I have 10 clowns out of 50 that hatched. Lost most to electrocution accident. So 20 percent survival rate

 

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 Update day 23.  10 babys in grow out tank and eating. And I got a new heater controller.

Aquarium  matched fry tank exact. Ph 8.0 specific gravity 1.023 , 0 ppm ammonia, temperature 77.4. 

One rock out of parents sump, sponge filter seasoned in parent tank, air stone, heater, Pcv elbow. Walla

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Baby fish update. Went out to baby night feed and Tony the fish was missing. Found him under the rock I had in there (stuck). Got rock out.  Not sure if Tony will make it. He keeps laying down then swimming  a little. I guess this is what you call natures way of survival. 

On positive note all others looking good, and I managed to get my tank slowly up to 78. Degrees now.  Took all day but i did it. 

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Sorry  I had food poisoning . Missed a few days.

Update today's day 25

Babys in grow out tank. Not liking their new lighting. Even on lowest setting. Eating only flakes now. 

As you can see they are still very small. About air line tubing size. They are settling on bottom of tank. In nature theyd be looking for anemone.  They hide alot. Had to take out rock because one got stuck in it and died. . They don't seem to want pcv  piping yet, just corners  of tank. 

It's very scary at night cause they sleep on bottom of tank turn light coloring and  look dead, but they are just sleeping. 

Just did a very small water change to clean the bottom of tank. Maybe a half gallon of water

On other update I believe the eggs in parents tank might hatch tonight.  I'll look at them this evening and make decisions,  when parents light turns on. But fry tank all cleaned with vinegar water. Re taped black out closed. And ready to run. 

 

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