Clarkii Clownfish Breeding

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  1. Dikdaan

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    Hi all, I have a pair of Clarkii Clownfish and need to still setup the second tank and decided to make it specifically for them. The idea of breeding with them is also there...
    So what i would like to know is whats the needs and wants of these fish? From tank parameters, companions, corals, nennies etc.

    Any advice or know how would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
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    Thanks will have a look now...
     
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    Anyone else maybe have personal experience with this?
     
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    Ask luckyfish...
     
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    Hi, a few things you need to find out yourself. Google it.
    What equipment, food, tanks, etc.
    Plenty of articles are online. Forums like Mofib are full of information.
    I did research for three months, every night, to get the basics.

    Your question about waterparameter, companions, corals, nennies, etc. shows me, you have not a clue about breeding in any way. Nothing wrong with that, I also started as a newbe.

    For breeding purposes, you don´t need corals, companions or nennies.
    And having a pair does not mean they will breed.
    Worldwide between 2 and 4 mated pairs out of 10, will finally spawn one day.
    One day means, everything between 3 weeks and 3 years. Every breeder worldwide can second that!

    Teaching you how to breed clowns is like teaching you how to drive a car online.
    Without the basic knowledge, don´t even think of breeding. It will be a waste of time and money. Your time and your money.
     
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    Its not that i dont know anything about fish breeding, bred FW fish for bout 10 years, but i want to make a species tank with all the necessary stuff in for the Clarkii's. Thats why i am asking what is best params, nennies, etc.
     
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    Okay. Necessary is seawater 28 to 29 degrees, light 11 white, 12 to 13 h blue and a clay flowerpot. Thats it! More important is to feed the broodstock 5 times per day with different kinds of food. And feeding means, to feed them until the fish don't want to eat anymore!
     
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    If I may ask LuckyFish, why such high temperatures?
     
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    The higher the temperature the faster
    the egg development and the more healthy the
    larvae. Below 26 degrees, the clowns dont even think of spawning.
    The higher the temperature, the sooner the clowns start spawning.
    You want to make them believe, it is summer and the conditions are perfect.
    A temp. of 28 to 29 degrees is recommended for all tropical species to induce spawning activity. 12 to 13 hours light and non stop feeding is also part of that.
     
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    What do i need to feed them on? Thsnk you for all the advice!!!
     
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    Any one got a comment?
     
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    Will have to wait for the "specialist", Dikdaan! Sorry mate! ;)
     
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    Thx Jacques!!! The cycle is almost complete...
     
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    Sorry, didn't follow up on this one.
    Best is to make your own food.
    Seafoodmix, vitamins, spirulina, fatty acids, yellow of the egg, astaxanthin and gelatine.
     
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    Ok, how do i know how much of what to add and mix together?
     
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    Seafoodmix comes usually in 450gram pakets.
    Chop it small, add one yellow of th egg, 3ml spirulina, the content of 7 salmonoil capsules, a few ml cyclopeeze (astaxanthin), and vitamins.
    The amount of vitamins depends on what product you will use.
    Put all together in the blender and add a bit water until everything is mixed to a paste. Put all the microwave on defrost and heat up until the paste will have roughly 30degrees. All back in the blender and while the blender is running add 40ml gelatine to bind it. Pour into freezerbags and make thin slabs ( 3 to 4mm).
    Put the slabs in the freezer.
     
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    Luckyfish - Feeding them till they don't want anymore? with my 2 perculas im always scared my clowns will burst from overfeeding :whistling: can they hurt themselves by eating too much? they get sooo fat after feeding :lol:
     
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    If you want to breed, feed!
    Depending on the smell and/or taste of the food, the fish will eat to survive or to multiply. I used to feedmy offspring with the same diet, except spirulina. They always ate enough to survive and to grow a bit. I had the breakthrough after adding spirulina to the diet. Since then, they eat until they look like marbles with fins and they grew much faster. But if you add to much spirulina to the diet, the gelatine gets neutralised and does not bind the food.
    Feeding a reeftank is very much different to feeding broodstock and grow out tanks.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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