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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Dave » Mon 21 May, 2012 12:47 pm

looking good mate, do you have a tip on sourcing those water cooler bottles ?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby The Alchemist » Mon 21 May, 2012 1:04 pm

pacific spring trucks by the look of things dave ...

quite an operation you got going there peter

i was going well with that green water you gave me in a 30l container until the wife thought it was some rancid water that needed to be cleaned up....

now im just gonna bring my spawns to you...
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Mon 21 May, 2012 6:38 pm

The Alchemist wrote:pacific spring trucks by the look of things dave ...
Now don't be too quick to jump to conclusions, I actually got them from a different supplier.....
They gave them away as they were not theirs and they didn't care what happened to them :nono:


quite an operation you got going there peter
:thumbsup: and the dam thing is growing :poke:

i was going well with that green water you gave me in a 30l container until the wife thought it was some rancid water that needed to be cleaned up.... :grump:

now im just gonna bring my spawns to you...

yea sounds like a plan :think:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 29 May, 2012 8:28 pm

Another week down and the babies are going great, I moved them from the hatching tank to this bigger grow out tank on Sunday, I lost one :wall:
due to me pinning it up against the wall of the tank.

I had a bit of a problem to start with in the new tank due to amonia, but all sorted now and as you can see they are doing quite well.
They are now about 1 cm and finally I have them on a dry food. :thumbsup:


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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 29 May, 2012 8:35 pm

more pics :baby: :clap: :thumbsup:

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:clownfish: :) :wavey:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Braddles » Tue 29 May, 2012 8:52 pm

Looking good mate. Their brothers and sisters hatching in 8 days :-)
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 29 May, 2012 8:53 pm

best we get them going I guess.

Oh no not more tanks........... :devil: :thumbsup:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Tue 29 May, 2012 9:38 pm

god it is tempting to have a go myself...

How is it best to start with them? Buy several young ones or will any pair do? I will do a google on it anyway :D
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:46 pm

I would suggest a few young ones and then pick the best of them to get as a pair, good luck
well worth all the problems and it is a great learning tool.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Barney83 » Wed 30 May, 2012 10:10 pm

Awesome thread Peter, it's given me a bit of a breeding bug!

Do you have a job? Other than breeding fish obviously!
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sat 02 Jun, 2012 7:03 pm

Barney83 wrote:Awesome thread Peter, it's given me a bit of a breeding bug!

Do you have a job? Other than breeding fish obviously!


Hi mate, yes I do have a job, only work part time 3days a week. Even then its a bit of a struggle to do everything that needs to be done. Still I have learned a lot and enjoy what I am doing and feel as I am doing my bit to take the pleasure off the reefs and provide good quality fish.

Thanks for your interest in what I am doing. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Mon 04 Jun, 2012 9:31 pm

Well here we are another week has passed and all the current hatchings are going well.

Not much to report except that things are going well. :clap:

But stay turned, with a long weekend coming up and the wife away,
my son and I are going to be rearranging the fish stands (currently empty) from the back shed to the garage to set up
a bit more of a grow out system with the hope of rasing more clowns and maybe even some other things........ :devil:


we might even have pizza and a beer ot three :nut: :clap:


:-D :clownfish:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Mon 04 Jun, 2012 9:33 pm

:spit: :drink: :banana: :banana:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby The Alchemist » Mon 04 Jun, 2012 9:55 pm

I might be making a visit sooner than later. :cheers:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Mon 04 Jun, 2012 10:10 pm

always welcome
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Fri 22 Jun, 2012 10:42 pm

Hi All,
Just thought I better update on what has been happening,
The orange and white have just about all gone to good homes only have about 20 remaining,
This is out of 200 odd fish. Pretty good I think .thanks to all those who purchased fish, I hope they go well.
Let me know how they go if possible. I have Shipped some fish to Sydney and Hobart, with all fish arriving alive and well.

The black and whites are growing very nicely, nearing 2cm now, I am going to move them to a bigger grow out
tank over the next few days.

Future plans - I have cleaned out some tanks from my shed and will be setting these up into a bigger grow out system about 8 two ft tanks and a few smaller ones all set up in one system. I plan to hatch some more orange and white next week, as the bigger grow out system is completed then I will raise more fish. I think have the buggggggg.... :devil: :clownfish:

Live food - I have successfully got my brine shrimp going, they are self propagating and I now have a constant supply of live
Brine shrimp, all different sizes. :clap: :clap: the Rotifers are just going nuts and doing very nicely, the green water has been expanded to now have 8 bottles, gives me more green water to do stuff with.

I would like to try a couple of different species of clowns and maybe even some shrimp, some time soon.

:cheers: :-D
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby King Venom » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 5:14 pm

Braddles wrote:Looking good mate. Their brothers and sisters hatching in 8 days :-)

Brother clowns all start as male then one will change.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby King Venom » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 5:16 pm

So cool im geting some clowns next week some black Occys cant wait. Love the thread.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby delamar » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 5:37 pm

Just wondering if anyone can help. We are having trouble getting the eggs to actually hatch. After 9 days they look like they are ready, silver eye and quite large but after lights out, turn all the pumps off, total darkness..... nothing. Same for day 10 and 11 until eventually they disappear when i think the father is eating them.

Any ideas?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 6:54 pm

delamar wrote:Just wondering if anyone can help. We are having trouble getting the eggs to actually hatch. After 9 days they look like they are ready, silver eye and quite large but after lights out, turn all the pumps off, total darkness..... nothing. Same for day 10 and 11 until eventually they disappear when i think the father is eating them.

Any ideas?


Are you taking the eggs out of the parents tank? If not then I would suggest that you do so on about day 8 and raise them in a seperate SMALL tank.
Just be aware a change in tank can mean that the eggs dont hatch right away but might be a day latter than expected. You will need to have a wooden air stone as this provides smaller bubbles.
I dont think the father is eating them but rather they are hatching and you might be missing them, either way take them from him on day 8 and you might have a better success.
good luck
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 6:55 pm

King Venom wrote:So cool im geting some clowns next week some black Occys cant wait. Love the thread.


Thanks mate, hope the blacks go well. I currently have some black at about 2.5 months and growing. they look so good in a big school.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby King Venom » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 7:25 pm

I might have to pick your brain about breeding futhur.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby delamar » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 7:45 pm

We tried that and they still didn't hatch. Even if I just leave them with their parents they are still in their eggs after 12 days.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 9:39 pm

delamar wrote:We tried that and they still didn't hatch. Even if I just leave them with their parents they are still in their eggs after 12 days.

Okay if that is the case then it might be a temp issue, they need to be at 26 or just bait higher.
I have seen eggs that can take till day 14 to hatch due to temp.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 16 Jul, 2012 12:32 am

Hi Peter,

I snapped some (terrible) pics of my little guys in their nano. All of those hammers are actually toxic green not that one think that from the pic :konk: .

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Very happy with these champs :thumbsup: . The ones in the shop are also doing very well.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Mon 16 Jul, 2012 9:38 pm

hey Cody,

They look great and very happy :clap: :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Peter

The Black and white babies are looking very cute and will be available in about 2 month. :-D
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 16 Jul, 2012 10:29 pm

cheers I will tell my boss tomorrow and pop a bunch on hold hopefully! :D
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 23 Oct, 2012 7:54 pm

Okay guys,
I have been offer the boards for a while, sorry about that.
Things have been busy for me with a wedding in the family and lots of work and some time out of work.
Anyway I am back and have been busy getting my grow out system done, I now have 8 x two foot tank drilled and plumed with a sump. This weekend is test and start up time.

I still have some black and white growing in the old system, but some seam to have a bit of flared gill problem.
Will be checking them out and destroying the ones with the flared gills.

Pics when I do the water thing. :thumbsup:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby robthepom » Fri 26 Oct, 2012 9:16 am

You had better ditch the ute and buy a truck with a 5000litre tank on the back, well done on the breeding :thumbsup:

See you at the boat ramp :wavey:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 11:31 pm

Oh wow, it's been a long time since I posted anything here :poke:

Well about time I did, so here we go what have I been up too.......

First of all I built a two tier stand with 8 x 2 foot tanks and a nice big sump, this is my grow out system.
It been up and running for a couple of months now and 4 tanks are holding some young. 1 tank has a pair of skunks that I am hoping to breed at some time. The rest of the tanks are holding a friends coral while he does a big move across the country.

So this system is going well and I can do bigger water changes in less time and its been great.

After a couple of false starts I finally have another batch of young on the go, they are at 3 weeks and feeding well on dry food. :clap: only a small hatch as the parents decided to eat some of the eggs but at least they are going well.

:baby: :clownfish:

Next batch is due to hatch within the week, we are up and going :thumbsup: :clap:

Some very special clowns are on the way as well, lets just hope the parents behave themselves and do not eat them .....

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