My Paired Clown fishes don't lay eggs!:(

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  1. hadiosbourne

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    Hi There,
    I've got a breeding pair of clown fish ,but it seems they don't lay eggs,
    I got them around 6month ago from a friend with the tank,
    they used to lay eggs regularly when they were with my bud, but now its been 6month and i keep searching whole the tank and don't find anything,
    The water parameters are normal expect PH is a bit low, around 7.9
    And nitrate is a bit high like 20.0 ml

    Do they need special water condition to lay eggs?
    Or is it possible they aren't pair anymore for some reason?

    Any advice is appreciated.:(
     
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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    I won't be able to help you regarding you'r Breeding Clowns, but hopefully some of the Links I have given you will steer you in the right direction..until some of the other Members with Breeding Pairs can help...:blush:

    Breeding Clarkii Clownfish - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Breeding Clownfish: An Introduction - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Clownfish breeding setup - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Breeding Information on True percula clowns - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Clowns laid eggs - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    I'm no expert when it comes to breeding fish, but do you have any other clowns in your tank?
    Your Nitrate is way to high, should be below 0.2ppm.

    Mr @LuckyFish will be able to help you on this one :)

    Best of luck
     
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  5. hadiosbourne

    hadiosbourne Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys, I'll get in touch with luckyfish,hopefully i can make it work!:)
     
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    If you go thru the Links you will see some of the other MASA Members that also have Pairing Clowns...maybe PM them and get some info...:)
     
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    If you were referring to desired nitrate level for breeding purposes, than I have to say, it is BULLSHIT!;)
    Nitrate is not an issue at all, when it comes to breeding.
     
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    Do your clowns host in something?
    What is the water temperature?
    How long is the light cycle?
    Do your clowns eat enough?
    If you feed them just to keep them alive, than they won't spawn. Many of us do not have an idea how much food a female clown can consume.
     
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    It depends on the number of other fish in the tank. Moved my two clowns out to a nano. And they laid eggs within the first month. Only them and Midas Blennie with some hermits and snails.

    Too much other fish could prevent them from finding a safe spot.
     
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    Like I said, I don't know anything about breeding and just pointing out that the levels are high. Thus taging you in the thread :p
     
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    There used to be an anemonie where they used to live there,
    But i died:( But recently i've got them a small pot which the female one uses all the time,
    And i feed them pellets once a day, and they eat a lot specially the female one she is like a pig!!and sometimes frozen myths,
    The temperature is 26-27 C
     
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    There is a yellow tang, small regal tang, and one sea angle.
    And a couple of crabs and shrimps.
     
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    Light?
    Is the pot big enough to house both? Why isn't the male with the female?
     
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    Sorry, The light starts at 12pm and goes off at 9pm,
    And they can fit in both if the female allows, I'll post some pics later, They're slept now:)
     
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    You could increase light to 10 hours in total.
    What lights do you have?
     
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    I will increase the lights,
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]this is the light i have,
    2x 55w 50/50 10,000k & Actinic T5 Power compact lamps
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    By the way, my tank is the Red Sea Max 130D
     
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    I would run the actinic only for the first hour, then for 8 hours the 10.000, and again 1 hour the actinic.
     
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    Actually the the actinic and the 10,000 lamps are both in a same bulb, So i run both for 10 hours,
    And the blue LED lamps are running the whole night, I'll post some pics today,
    the tank is a bit dirty to take photo now:biggrin:
     
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    Here are some pictures from the pot and the happy couple!

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    Tagging along on this one
     
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    I would put a bigger pot in there. Maroons are the most aggressive clowns, when it comes to courtship and mating.
     
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