Pickles Clowns

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  1. Pickle010

    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    So I've been on here daily following along with everyone else's breeding progress, hoping to help out and learn a little along the way and I realized I never really formally introduced myself to the community. So...

    Hi... I'm Pickle. (there is story to the name - someday I'll have to tell it here)

    Anyhow, I've been in tanks since the 80's, FOWLR since the early 90's, Reef tanks since '06 and breeding clowns for just over a year now. I guess you could say I've been attempting to breed clowns for over a year and just started successfully breeding them in March of this year.

    The hobby just seemed to guide me in that direction as it was next challenge. I mean when I started reef tanks I went through all the usual steps - Softies and LPS then upgrading and more demanding corals then upgrading again and keeping SPS and more difficult to keep coral - till one day my pair of O's which have been with me since I set up my first reef tank in '06 spawned. When I saw the eggs I knew I had to learn how to raise the fry.

    So I started a thread and doing research - lot of it. Countless hours of reading books and threads online. I was really fortunately to attract the attention of some of the most successful breeders in the states who openly and willingly gave me insight and advise. I am by no means an expert but I believe that this hobby is all about paying it forward.

    There is already an awesome thread here on this site started by Tropical Addict http://www.3reef.com/forums/breeding-tropical-fish/clownfish-laid-eggs-fry-raising-journal-update-4-1-11-a-103318.html that I've been following here for a little while now and thought it would be cool if I posted some of my progress here as well.

    Anyhow, I still have that original pair but I've moved on to breeding Snowflakes.

    Here is the pair that got it all started for me:

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    Here is a pic of my snow:

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    And some of the luck that I've had.

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    It's amazing how early you can pic the snowflakes out:

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    Anyhow - that's it in a nutshell. I'll be hanging out and following along some your threads and the progress of other breeders here on 3reef. It's been great meeting you all!
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Pickle,


    :)

    Great to have you here as a resource. I enjoy your contributions and look forward to more in the future. Beautiful clown fish.


    Cheryl
     
  4. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Your snows are beautiful.
     
  5. Pickle010

    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    Thank you both..

    You know Doyle - I have no idea where they are getting the cool side burns from. My pair in my brood stock don't have them and I have never seen their parents but I'm glad the babies have them!

    I'm just curious to see if they will color up like my male and lean towards the black ice side.
     
  6. rc_mcwaters3

    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    I have to agree I love the snowflakes ;D ;D

    and would love to know id you are going to sell a few?????
     
  7. Tropical Addict

    Tropical Addict Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I'm so glad you joined 3reef! You're advice and insight are beyond helpful! And your snowflakes are beautiful!
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    WOW!!Very cool!!!Welcome Pickles from a fellow clown lover!!!;D
    Cheryl has told me alot about you but maybe we can be friends anyway.;D Welcome!!!
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang you Vinney LOL;D
     
  11. Pickle010

    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    LOL... right on! Thanks Vinny!
     
  12. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    Great to have another fish breeder here! Have you joined the MBI? This is something set forth by my reefing club to promote and reward captive breeding of fish. Come share your knowledge with hundreds of other dedicated and passionate breeders!
    MBI - Marine Breeding Initiative