Breeding Information on True percula clowns

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  1. danny.r

    danny.r

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    Hi,

    I hope someone will be able to supply me information on the above, I recently addaed another male clown to my tank 3 weeks ago. He and my female which I've had for three years had there issues in the begining amd sorted themselfs out.
    Then all of a sudden from tuesday the female has found heself a place under a hanging rock and just sits there fanning the same place. I s this a sign that she may be ready to lay eggs? Cause she is not really intrested in eating either..
    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  3. LuckyFish

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    Firstly both clown cleaning the surface where they are going to lay their eggs. They biting off all algae, etc. This can start a day before they spawn or even weeks. Once they laid the eggs, the male (usually the smaller one) is fanning the eggs until they hatch. Hatching will take place 8-9 days after spawning, depending on temperature. Usually the only time where they both dont eat is when they spawn and before the larvae hatches. The female always eats and the male sometimes not when they have eggs. Perculas are taking double the time to grow compare to ocellaris.
    Post a picture of your clowns and I will tell you if they are percs or ocellaris. Many people don't know the difference between percs and ocellaris.
     
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    Hi Lucky Fish,
    Will do thanks..
     
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    lucky, u got any spare rotifer and phytoplankton cultures i could 'borrow'?
     
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    I can give you start cultures. The rest I need for my unexpected batch ocellaris coming up in a few days.
     
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    any updates?
     
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