Clownfish breeding

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  1. Dolphinfriendly

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    I have a pair of common clowns that i think have paired off, that I would like to breed but I don't know where to start could anyone please give me some info on stuff like:

    tank setup.
    do they need a separate tank?
    Do they need a host?
    how big must they be?
    and feeding the fry and adults to bring them in to breeding condition.
     
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    It says that the clowns need to feel secure and that the clowns spawn near their nennie, does this mean they need a host?
     
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    I don't know anything about breeding clowns but I would presume an anemone would make the clowns feel more comfortable and give them a sense of protection.
     
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    Mine breed in my main display every 10 days or so and they do have a nenny, the only thing is raising the fry can be a real PITA as they are so small.
     
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    "SO DOES THIS MEAN I CAN GET A NENNIE!!?" he says after his hopes of ever keeping an anemone were shot down in flames.

    I really wanted to get a bubble tip anemone but as you may have seen in a previous thread noone recommended I get one (probably due to the fact it is a 58 litre Boyu nano) SUCKS!!.

    If anyone by some stretch of wishful thinking can recommend a nennie for my clowns (or not) please reply as soon as possible.

    Thanks.
     
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    I'll probably get shot for saying this but I honestly don't see why you can't keep an anemone in a nano, as long as you keep the tank in tip top condition, in fact I will be setting up a nano in a few months time with a Rose bubble tip anemone and 2 clowns, but that is all that will be in the tank, nothing else.
     
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    Thanks so much for the help:) .

    I might have to sell a few fish to make room in the tank for the nennie.
    the tank is only 3 - 3 1/2 months old, so I'll wait a few months for the tank to mature.
    I really hope my clowns will host.

    Could you guys please give me info on things like positioning the nennie.(the tank is only 40 cm tall with two PL format T5 lights, one white one blue, 18watts 10000K each)
    water flow.
    feeding.
    WATER CONDITIONS.
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    i just set up a 100L tank with a green bubble tip in it :p
     
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    Im thinking of getting a small nennie in my 60l.Just a word of warning me viper and henk have a lot of exeprence eg i already ahve a nennie in my big tank, henk has a has many years behind him as well as viper.
    But dont let me put you off get one once you tank is ready anough flow anough light good stable conditions ect.


    Good luck!;)
     
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    nice article.i am also planning on breeding with clown fish im my smaller tank(display 250l, sump 150l)

    seems the most difficult thing is feeding them when they are still small
     
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    You don't need an anemone, but the clowns do love one. Since they don't have natural predators to harm them, they don't need the anemone for protection, and will spawn without one if the other factors are taken care of.

    Also, have a look at an article I wrote:
    Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    My clowns are laying eggs but it took them about 9 months after the paired off before there was any egg laying.

    As Alan said, feeding/raising the fry is real PITA so make sure you research and then decide.

    I have decided against raising mine for now.
     
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    Do you think my clowns will host in a bubble tip?
     
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    Bubble tips aren't natural hosts for common clowns but I've seen them host in 'em before.

    viper357, where are you planning on getting your rose BTA?
     
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    i have a green BTA - who wants to try and frag it?
     
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    Yip, that's a good question, they seem to be terribly scarce in this country. :(
     
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    viper357, dang, I was hoping you had a magic contact :)

    Henk, sure, I'll cut your pet in half ;)

    I just saw Calfo do it again in Jo'burg. There's really nothing to it. That said, I tried it before with a Heteractis malu and killed it from infection (oops).

    The only trick is to cut through the siphonoglyph. Apart from that it's easy.
     
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