Clowns just started laying eggs. What should I do?

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  1. robwerden

    robwerden Feather Duster

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    Clowns just started laying eggs. What should I do? video

    They have been cleaning off a area near their nem and now there is a small cream colored bulge protruding from the female and she is rubbing against the rock.

    Should I do anything?

    here is a video. I did a time lapse for about 5 min then switched to regular video
     
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  3. TahoeMtn

    TahoeMtn Flamingo Tongue

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    Not much you can do except enjoy the show. You need to have already began preparing food and a new home for the fry. There should be threads about raising clowns on this or one of the other forums. Once they match up they will lay a batch of eggs about every 21 days.
    We like to watch their progress with a magnifying glass.
     
  4. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    You need to act fast for this to go well. Your first step should be to get your camera. Second step grab a beer. Final step enjoy the show and post lots of pictures.
     
  5. robwerden

    robwerden Feather Duster

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    converting the video now
     
  6. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    they will probobly end up being fishfood unless you have a tank already set up for them :(
    but you can always try the next time if you would like
     
  7. robwerden

    robwerden Feather Duster

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    I have a 3 gallon and a air pump set up. I just need to buy food. Rotifiers if I recall is the most used?
     
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  9. rodcpierce

    rodcpierce Ritteri Anemone

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    use rotifers for the first couple weeks, then feed BABY brine.