I got eggs!

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Thank you! I'm going to try to get some less blurry pics of the eggs this weekend. They are set back into the tank a little bit, and they are so small that it's hard. But I'll keep practicing!
     
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    It won't be long now...the anticipation is rising.
     
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    Wow Biff they're right those are some great pictures. I have not seen eggs close up like that.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I've been reading up on clownfish breeding tonight. According to what I've read, my eggs should be hatching any night now -- maybe even tonight.

    I don't recall ever seeing a thread about someone trying to breed clownfish on this site. I've decided that if my clowns lay eggs again, I'm going to try to raise the babies, and all that entails. I'll set up their own little tank, and I'll have to start culturing my own plankton and rotifers, but that seems to be the easy part.

    I don't know if my clowns will even mate again -- they've been together for years and this is the first time they've laid eggs. So we'll have to see! But I'm excited if they do lay eggs again. Then I can start setting stuff up. And of course, start a new thread about it :)
     
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    Well I think normally if they are mating now, they will go on a mating spree. Good luck biff.
     
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    They may even inspire Biff and NDB to mate, so we can have little Biffs on here! :lol:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hells no.
     
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    Lol...I knew that was gonna happen. Biff's dogs and cats and fish are her kids.
     
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    What if you took the eggs out and put them in a tupperware container? If my clowns laid eggs id try to save them, im jealous!
     
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    Alexander

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    well i wish these eggs were the ones you were going to raise but i understand not being able to do it.

    Hey are you still using that point and shoot that you had in vegas or do you have a new camera?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Biff,If I'm thinking right.Your clowns should spawn about every 30 days once they start.
     
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    I would love to have a couple babies Biff. That is baby fish; when you raise some. :)
     
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    50 clowns at 15 a clown, you could make some money
     
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    Yeah if they survive I would take 2
     
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    My clowns breed all the time. It is takes about 11 days for the eggs to hatch 2 days for daddy to fatten back up and away we go. He guards the eggs pretty much none stop until they hatch.
     
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    I know fresh water is different than salt water, but I had cichlids that would spawn and I would say one out of every batch survived to adult hood. Never took any sort of measures to keep them alive. The fry would fall into the rock work and then emerge a few months later large enough to not get eaten by the other fish. There is hope biff:Cheers:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    They'd starve to death. They eat very specialized foods that you have to culture yourself.

    I know, I feel bad when I look at these guys. I know they're doomed! This is the same camera. I just learned to use it!!

    I hope so! That'd give me time to start making their foods.

    If I end up with some, you've got first dibs!

    Even if only 5 or so survive a month, that's still a nice chunk of change.

    Awesome!

    The male does seem to be a lot more protective than the female. Did any of your babies ever survive?

    I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    Thanks -- that is one I was looking at last night.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The eggs hatched last night! No sign of any babies this morning. The other fish probably enjoyed their midnight snack.

    I will be out of town for work for the next week, but when I get back I am going to order the plankton and rotifer cultures to start growing baby clownfish food. Maybe the next clutch will have a chance at survival.
     
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