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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 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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Clownfish larvae three days post hatch

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Clownfish larvae three days post hatch Here is a quick video of the clownfish larvae three days after they hatched from their egg cases in the display tank. The baby clownfish actually hatched the day before I was ready for them. By accident I happened to notice a few larvae suspended in the water …

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Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish breeding pattern

Clownfish Breeding Pattern

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Clownfish Breeding Pattern   The breeding pattern of the two pairs of clownfish has become very regular now. Ever since the beginning of September, each pair has been spawning about every 2 weeks.   Ocellaris Clownfish Breeding Pattern Pair 1: The Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish pair in my display tank spawned twice …

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Breeding Clownfish: Egg Hatching Problems

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Breeding Clownfish: Egg Hatching Problems -A Saltwater Aquarium Blog Entry about some of the problems encountered while breeding clownfish species amphiprion ocellaris in an aquarium in my home, and some of the clownfish egg hatching problems  encountered along the way.   Breeding Clownfish: Spawning As mentioned in an earlier blog …

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Clownfish Breeding

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After several months with no known spawning attempts, the common clownfish pair (amphiprion ocellaris) in my display tank have gotten back into a regular breeding pattern.  Since the beginning of September, they have spawned three times.  Interestingly, they have designated a different corner of the aquarium as their breeding territory …

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