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    Breeding Journal Percula Clownfish

    Breeding Journal DataSheet

    This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place or changes are made to your system
    General
    Species:Amphiprion Percua
    Social Structure: Pair
    Size of Individuals: Female 3.5" Male 2.5"
    Age of Individuals:Female 4+ w/c Male 3 + c/b
    Date added to Tank: 2/4/2012
    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 40b
    Substrate Details: Argonite
    Filtration Details: 20l sump with skimmer, refugium, live rock in display
    Water Changes: 10% weekly
    Water Temperature: 79f
    Lighting: (4) 39 watt T-5. 2 actinic, 1 true blue, 1 purple plus
    Lighting Cycle: on 10am off 9pm
    Other Tank Inhabitants:six line wrasse, engineer goby, lps, softies, zoas

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: variety of pellets, flake, brine shrimp
    Feeding Schedule: once or twice a day

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 3/27/12
    Spawn Time of Day: 3pm
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 1
    Courtship Details:
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: orange at first
    Egg Count: approx 300

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 04/06/12
    Hatch Time of Day: 9:30 pm
    # Days after Spawn: 9
    Larvae Description: approx 2mm

    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: 80
    Size of Larval Tank: 10g with approx 5 gallons water. Three sides and bottom painted white/one side black
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: heater and air stone
    Filtration Details: none - air stone for water movement
    Lighting: very small incandescent light
    Lighting Cycle: 24 hrs for first 5 days
    Water Changes: approx 20% every other day

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: rotifer for first 5 days
    Feeding Schedule: 2-3 times per day - 40m/l of rotifer water strained through coffee filter each feeding

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 4/18/2012
    Days after Hatch: 12
    Date of Settlement End:
    Description of Fry: Two fry developed stripes 4/18/12.

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature: 80
    Size of Grow-Out Tank: 10 gallon
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: 50w heater. All glass painted - one side black and three sides white
    Filtration Details: DIY sponge filter
    Lighting: Very small single light bulb to start with
    Lighting Cycle: 12 - 8
    Water Changes:
    Size at Transfer:
    Age at Transfer:

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types:
    Feeding Schedule:

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    You will be required to provide photographic evidence in this thread of each event submitted for the MBI Program. If your thread does not contain these photos the MBI Committee will not be able to approve your reports.
    Last edited by dawgwe1; 04-18-2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    A couple pics of the pair and the grow out tank. Today is day four for the babies. Lost about ten over the last 24 hours. Still have approx. 30 left. Started with approx 50. Plenty of rotifers in the water to keep them fed. Going to start up the brine shrimp hatchery today to start feeding in a couple of days. First time I have bred clown fish. Happy so far with how it is going.

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    Started a batch of brine shrimp today to start adding with the rotifers. Another batch of eggs laid by the female today in the main tank. Two weeks to the day of last laying. Close to three times more eggs compared to the first time a couple of weeks ago.

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    Fry 6 days old today. About 25 or so left. Salinity got way up there - 1.026 - trying to slowly bring it down by adding RO/DI water. Added newly hatched brine shrimp for first time.

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    Nice!

    I would like to get into breeding one day, so I will be following your Journey
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    CONGRATS! I'm glad you are taking such good care of my Clowns, they couldn't have gone to a better person. The female is approx 4+ years old (wild caught) and male is about 3+ and captive bred. Thier first successful spawn was in Fall of 2010. Typically these two have spawned every 11-12 days for 3-5X with a 30-60 day rest period in between cycles. Good luck and am looking forward to following this thread.

    Cheers, Todd

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    Thanks Todd......

    Fry are 8 days old today. Looks like I only lost one or two fry in the last couple of days. Started another batch of brine shrimp this morning so they should be ready tomorrow morning. Trying to only use freshly hatched brine that are less than three days old. I have read days 8-14 is when the fry go through the morph stage and is the last big hurdle to get them through.

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    Fry 13 days old today. Came home from work this morning and found two fry had developed their stripes. Have not lost any fry the last three days. Still have three or four that are lagging behind in size but seem to be active and eating.

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    This is way cool ill be following along for sure..

    Post more pics as you get a chance..

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    Day 19. Looks like 10 made it through the larvae stage and got their stripes. Approx. 20% survival rate. One is still very small but is active. Picking up a 6 gallon tank today from a friend. Planning on moving them into that tank later today or Friday to finish rearing them. Another batch of eggs laid yesterday. Plan on raising some of those fry when they hatch next Thursday or Friday. I will post a couple pics once I get them transferred.

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    Obviously you would have liked to have a higher success rate but good job with it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raamiah View Post
    Obviously you would have liked to have a higher success rate
    i have no clue why this was even said...

    i think your doing great! you know im gonna want one of these little guys!
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    Update us...... Please :-)
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