Nemo Nemo Nemo

Discussion in 'Breeding fish' started by Broder, 13 Nov 2010.

  1. Broder

    Broder Mudshark

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    Clowns laid eggs again.... this time close to the glass, so that I could get some nice pics.

    Usually they just ate them shortly after laying them and I always wondered why. I see now that the eggs were probably not viable previously, as they were much lighter in colour, and didn't have the eyes showing. Anyway they're protecting them toothe and nail now.

    Seems a pity that they're just going to go to waste:(

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    Ok guys...... to avoid confusion, I'm going to name you all Bruce. No wait.... that's been done already...... make it Nemo!

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  3. Goby

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    freaken awsome closup you shot there mudshark. looks kewl, like little missiles waiting to launch :thumbup:
     
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    Broder

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Nice shots Broder. Looks like Ten Pin Bowling pins- just brown
     
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    what would u do if they hatch and u had hundreds of baby clowns? :p
     
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    he will probably watch them get eaten
     
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    what about the girls ? :razz:
     
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    Broder

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    Nemosis? Because they always are in the end. . . .
     
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    Very nice...so that is what the little oke's look like.
     
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    Broder

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    Bummer. . .but that's about the sum of it. I've switched of the skimmer so that there'll be max plankton in the water.

    Has anyone ever heard of freak juvenile survival stories?
     
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    :lol:

    Phew..... what a relief. I thought I was in shit.

    Now raise em dad.
     
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    Lekker bru a sure sign of a system running well. Excellent food sorce. They look tile they on about the 3-5 day mark?
     
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    Is this a sign of a system running well? My pair has now laid their second batch, was watching & waiting in anticipation to see the 1st batch hatch but with the arrival of our daughter I completely lost track of the days... I was told they take about 2weeks to hatch, is this correct? so i can monitor this batch which was laid on Friday.....:thumbup:
     
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    broder i have rotifer lol donate some eggs!!!
     
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    have they hatched?
     
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    not yet. I'll post daily pics until they hatch. Thereafter I'm afraid it's game over for them. The other fish are already crowding this nest, trying to get through the parents defensive.
     
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    Broder

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    Here are some pics from Sunday morning, day 4 I think.

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    This morning you could see the black markings on the fish. I'll post those photos tomorrow.
     
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    Broder im my limited experience with clowns breeding my clowns would lay every 2 weeks approximatley
    Then you needed to determine if it was an 8 or ten day hatching cycle..
    once this is established you can catch the babies if you like by waiting approx 1 hour after lights out on the last day of the cycle before putting on the lights again.. the babies would have hatched..

    i would recomend putting pumps off and using a piece of airline to syphon the babies out.

    you gonna have to be quick because a feeding frenzy will commencw wne the fish figure out whats happening.. :)

    rearing and care was never my strong point.. foods were limited when i triied my hand at the whole process..
     
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    Broder

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    Ok... thanks Les. I'll give it a try.
     
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