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Breeding MGS clowns

Postby troy1 » Fri 29 Feb, 2008 12:56 am

wish to see any breeding sutups

as iam having problems keeping fry past 3-4 weeks

would like to see breeding setup

or anyone that can help rising clowns past the 4 week stage

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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Fri 29 Feb, 2008 2:28 pm

Hello Troy,

I wish I had experience in breeding the clowns it's what I'm hoping to achieve this year.

I've read up a lot on the subject but don't have any hands on experience.

Could I still ask what the water quality is like at this stage with rot's being in the water I would assume by the third week water quality could be an issue.

The other thing I've read up on is in regards to the change over from one type of food too another. I've read articles were it's mentioned that stopping the feeding of one type of food to early can cause major problems as the fry need time to adapt too different foods. I've also read an article were the guys fry were choking on bbs when he started feeding them to the fry.

Sorry for jumping in when I don't have the hands on experience but I'm just aching for a go myself :roflmao:

Maybe some sort of log could be useful.

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Postby Chris » Fri 29 Feb, 2008 3:16 pm

HI Troy

It is very unusual to loose clownfihs at the 3-4 week mark.
If you start a thread in the fish forum or on http://www.marinebreeder.org i will be able to help you out.

Any background info is very important.

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Postby troy1 » Tue 04 Mar, 2008 5:33 pm

Thanks TIM and Chris

Chris thanks for the sites
have done heaps of reading and reset up new breeding tanks
next batch ready to go tonight
new setup ready to go
so if all goes well ill post pictures

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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Tue 14 Oct, 2008 9:01 pm

Hey Troy,

How's the GSM breeding going?

My pair have started to defend one spot in the tank. No eggs but.

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Postby troy1 » Tue 14 Oct, 2008 11:32 pm

Tim
thay stopped laying for a while as i moved tank about

but started again the first lot i passed on to another guy as i was going on holidays and he lost them

thay have a new lot now only layed them two nights ago so ill keep you posted

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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Sun 19 Oct, 2008 10:07 pm

Hey Troy have you got any pic's of the female while it's holding egg's?

I've just had a close look at mine and it nearly looks like it could be.

The belly seems to be sitting low and it's a bit fatter than normal at the base with a noticable light coloration at the base of the belly. She's been looking a lot darker than normal, nearly black. She's also started chasing everything away from her fav spot but the male seems to be very distant. :thumbsup:
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Postby troy1 » Sun 19 Oct, 2008 10:49 pm

Sorry on pictures of her holding eggs

I've just had a close look at mine and it nearly looks like it could be.

The belly seems to be sitting low and it's a bit fatter than normal at the base with a noticable light coloration at the base of the belly. She's been looking a lot darker than normal, nearly black. She's also started chasing everything away from her fav spot but the male seems to be very distant.


Sounds like the female is holding or about to hold the day before she lays
you will see the anaus get bigger with orange egg line hanging out

i had a hatch tonight got about 150 fry before foxface found them so the fun starts again
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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Sun 19 Oct, 2008 10:52 pm

How old are your pair? I was just reading that they have to be 5-6 years before laying. Theres no way mine are even 1/3 of that age.

Whats the biggest nest yourve had. I read the record was 6000 wow but normally near 1000. :cheers:

Any good gsm breeding links around? Can't really find anything good.
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