Pickles Clowns

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by Pickle010, May 14, 2011.

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  1. Pickle010

    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    He is a man's dog that's for sure - won't leave my side. Goes to bed when I do and doesn't get up until I do. I think we are going to be friends.

    My other is a regular ocellaris pair. The male in that pair is a place holder until one of my baby snows grows out enough to pair up with the female.

    I also have a pair of picasso's and fancy whites but they are much too young to start spawning yet so I don't count them as brood stock. Right now all they do is eat.

    I am looking at getting a pair of Darwins that are currently breeding - I would love to match up one of my snows with a Darwin.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Ok last question. :)

    How old is the male usually when they begin to spawn? I would think the male can be significantly younger than the female.
     
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    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    You are correct - while the female needs to be generally over 2 years and 2.5 inches - the male can start fertilizing the eggs as early as 6 months of age.
     
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    Hey pickle, do you have any suggestions to encourage spawning? I have had a starter pair to get some experience. They consist of an occ and a perc paired up for about 2 years now. The male perc was young when I got it but the female was already fairly large.
    They have shown no interest in spawning yet... Any suggestions here?

    I have had great success with wrasses in getting a few different species spawning before.
     
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    Romantic music perhaps "under the sea", a cocktail and not your shrimp. LOL. I couldn't pass it up buddy. Mine spawn like every 2-3 weeks. I'd love to see if I could save them.

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    Here's a snapshot of this batch of eggs layed. It was always on the rocks, but the anemone moved, so it layed them on the back glass behind it. There was a lot more last night.

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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    If you want to increase your chances of them spawning.

    Increase the lighting period.

    Feed, feed, feed........Good foods, fatten that female up....

    Was there something about the SG too Pickle?
     
  10. Pickle010

    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    There are few areas that you can focus on to bring a pair to spawn - I have "Guide to Breeding Clowns" over on N-R and I cover it all in that guide found here: Pickle’s Guide to Breeding Clowns - Nano-Reef.com Forums
     
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    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    Mine do like a good Barry White session. :-X
     
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    Pickle010 Spaghetti Worm

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    The nest does look a little thin and scattered - that's from either your male eating some of the eggs or your pair not being fed well enough. Feed a high protein diet and feed often. Well fed pairs lay large nests with big eggs that will have the best chance of survival and are much easier to raise.