clownfish breeding eggs about to hatch

Clownfish Eggs Development and Clownfish Breeding Journal

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Did your clownfish lay eggs? Raising baby clownfish from clownfish eggs that were laid in my reef aquarium is one of coolest things I have ever experienced in this hobby. If your clownfish pair laid eggs in your tank, congratulations–I’m so glad you will also share in this experience. Of …

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Clownfish make pop click and chirp sounds to establish dominance

Clownfish Use Sound to Reinforce Dominance

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Clownfish Use Sound to Reinforce Dominance   Clownfish are probably the most common saltwater aquarium fish. They are beloved by almost every aquarist because of their striking coloration, hardiness and symbiotic relationship with their host anemones—which incidentally aren’t required to have a success with clownfish in captivity. Who doesn’t love …

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ORA Goldflake clownfish

ORA Goldflake Clownfish

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The latest innovation to come out of ORA Farms is here–and they are calling it The Goldflake Clownfish.   What is a Goldflake Clownfish? It is the offspring of a Gold-Striped Maroon Clownfish with a unique striping pattern that was specially selected because of its own individually unique and attractive striping …

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Broodstock for Fish Breeding Project

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 In my fish room, I now have eight tanks all plumbed to a central sump.  There are four individual ten gallon tanks on the top row and four individual 20 gallon tanks in the bottom row.  I have the following broodstock pairs: 1 pair of Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) 1 …

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Do it yourself fish tank rack for a multiple tank system

DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: The design

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Over the next few blog entries I will walk through the steps for a DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) aquarium rack for a fish room.  This will allow you to use multiple tanks all linked together to a central filtration and circulation system.  It’s a pretty big rack, so you will need some …

Albert B Ulrich IIIDIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: The design

Clownfish grow out tub: Watch as camera zooms out

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Friends, family and newcomers to the hobby are sometimes surprised at how small the clownfish juveniles really are. I always find humor in the irony of that observation, since clownfish larvae are some of the largest larvae among marine fish–but that said, this video, when the camera zooms back out, …

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Clownfish juveniles eat newly hatched brine shrimp

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Here is a short video of the juvenile clownfish, amphiprion ocellaris, feeding on newly hatched brine shrimp. I selected this clip, because it shows a wide range of development across the various juvenile clownfish. Front and center in the video is one of the larger, faster developing common clownfish–with a …

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Clownfish Juvenile Development

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Here are the clownfish, about a month older, still in the black round bucket, at 40 days post-hatch. Note the distinct line development on all the juveniles in the picture, but the difference in coloration– the hallmark orange coloration of the juvenile ocellaris clownfish progressed at differently for each individual. The juveniles …

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Clownfish Juveniles

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I have to admit–I’m a superstitious guy. I was afraid to post anything about the clownfish larvae that hatched on March 23rd, but I can’t wait any longer.  The larvae hatched relatively early in the evening, and I already mentioned that the larval snagger was a success. So, you must …

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Clownfish Larval Development

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Clownfish Larval Development Update It’s been a while since I updated the progress of the clownfish larvae. As a quick recap, the clownfish larvae from the eggs laid in the display tank hatched a day early. As such, the majority of them (amphiprion ocellaris larvae), were eaten by a greedy pair …

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