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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 28 May, 2013 10:18 pm

just a quick update:

new batch of approx 120 Black and White clowns are now past met and four weeks old (young), they are very quite and looking great. :baby:

I also have some other special babies in the rearing tank at present and just waiting for them to go thru met...... :clap:

In the grow out tanks I have some other interesting babies, now at 2 to 3 cm and starting to get some real markings. These will be done in pairs eventually and should be available in about 2 months at the rate they are growing. Stay tuned if you want something a bit different... :devil: ... will do some pics soon as i can get a lend of my daughters camera.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby lorby » Wed 29 May, 2013 11:14 am

Wow that's awesome!! You're very dedicated!
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Marine colors » Fri 31 May, 2013 3:53 pm

Wow. How many did you end up with? Great work. Too hard for me
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 10:16 pm

The baby black and white clowns are doing great now eating lobster eggs and I have moved them into my grow out tanks.

I will try and post a couple of pics later .

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 10:46 pm

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby chromus » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 1:41 pm

Nice work
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby damer » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 1:44 pm

Well done Pete.

What are the "different" fish?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 1:47 pm

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:16 pm

Hi guys,
Thanks for all you comments and yes the black and whites are going very well, growing daily.

There are some great exciting times ahead, some very special babies hatched 3 days ago...... Have to wait to c how they color and develop.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Jcauser » Tue 18 Jun, 2013 4:30 pm

"Very special babies"? What do you mean by this, I am pretty excited to see how your next brood come along :D.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 4:12 pm

Just letting you all know the special babies have been moved over to a thread by mrbailey on snowflakes, we are very excited about this and working hard to get a few to pair up and then spawn from in the future.

The other good news is that the black and white babies are doing great and really starting to size up.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby Byronredsea » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 4:26 pm

Epic keep us posted any photos ?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 5:40 pm

There are some photos on the snowflake thread
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sat 28 Sep, 2013 9:08 pm

Time for a update.

Black and white babies are now about 4 cm size and will soon be moved on, I have about 120 in all. :clap:

Today a new batch hatched, these are orange and white occies, there looks like to be somewhere between 200 to 250 :thumbsup:

Also I have another batch of snowflake eggs which should hatch within the next couple of days. :nut:

Feeding and cleaning goes on.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby damer » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 1:48 pm

Awesome. What are you feeding the juvies?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 7:13 pm

Currently these babies are getting rotifer and lots of green water , I intend on splitting the hatch into two groups and feeing one group on nhbbs and the other group will get nhbbs with hufa added. Just so I can work out what is the best for more upcoming spawns

Nhbbs newly hatched baby brine shrimp

Hufa is a enriched fatty acids which u can feed to nhbbs

Anybody have any other suggestions is always welcome

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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby damer » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 9:00 pm

sorry, should have said juveniles not "juvies". what are you feeding the older ones?

i dont bother with hufa, for larvae i just used brine under 12-18 hours old until getting them onto dry. only ones i found that needed a bit more were gold striped marroons for some reason, probably because they are so small.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish second and third hatchlings

Postby radioman » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 10:02 pm

Thanks for your input, allway good to hear what has worked for other people. I have not used the HUFA before but some many have said that it helps that i thought with such a big hatch I would give it a go and c if the results are worth the effort.

The juveniles are eating frozen, brine, lobster eggs, and marine mix, also they are taking flake food and Tropic Marin Omega small pellets.


Okay since the last update, I have put the snoflake eggs in the dark for about an hour and we now have some babies, there are about 8 or so. :clap: :thumbsup:
I will keep the lights on tonight and put them in the dark again tomorrow when I am home so I can keep an eye on them and hopefully the rest will hatch.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby radioman » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 2:53 pm

Wow has it been a month since I last posted........

The snowflakes are now one month old and they are growing quickly, currently about 10 mm in length. There is about 60 + of them. They are now in the grow out system and looking great.

Right next to that tank is a large group of percs, which I originally thought were occies but have since turned out to be percs, they are about the 10 mm size now and eating me out of house and home.
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Sunday 27 October I hatched a batch of Saddlebacks the red form, current doing well and have about 50 odd of those.

Monday 28 October another bigger hatch of snowflakes hatched. There is a lot of good healthy babies maybe well over 150 + :baby: :thumbsup:
The snowflakes are eating well and although I have lost a few of the weaker ones there is still a lot remaining.

I will try to get some shots of the hatches up tonight.

Gees where has the year gone.... Oh well back to cleaning and water changes. :cheers: :thumbsup:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby damer » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 3:19 pm

sounds great, cant wait to get started again
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby radioman » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 8:12 pm

Baby photos

Snowflakes 1 month

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Percs 1month

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New snowflakes 2 days old

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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby Thommo01 » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 8:33 pm

:clap: Good stuff.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 9:51 am

wooooooooooot!
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby midjim » Sun 03 Nov, 2013 9:29 pm

You are doing so well, you got to be proud of yourself. I am doing the same sort of thing, started off pretty successful and got a bit worse with recoveries as i go on. I am working really long hours which makes things hard. My black and white occies seem to be the toughest babies, i have some other on the go as well it sure keeps you busy. good luck and i love the snowflakes.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby robthepom » Sat 09 Nov, 2013 5:38 pm

Fantastic Pete, for every clown you sell that's one less taken from the ocean, you are a truly dedicated Eco warrior :bow: :bow:

Your efforts don't go unnoticed, this is exactly the type of thread that should be recognised Australia and world wide :clap: :clap:

Now get back to the feeding and cleaning :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby radioman » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi all,m
Thanks for all the comments and really appreciate all the comments, that's enough out of you rob :konk:

Update time,
Oldest snowflakes are growing well and looking lovely.
The next hatch are now eating dry food and coming along nicely and just as well as I now have a third hatch numbering above 150. Stopped counting then. These are only 3 days old but going very well at this stage, eating all the rotifers I can produce at the moment.

So what else is new, A new hatching stand custom built and fully painted, yes yes I know pictures.. Okay soon. Promise :poke: also getting more green water and rotifers set up to be able to raise more young :thumbsup:
Wife doesn't know about this yet but hey I will deal with that when the time comes........ :devil:

More eggs on the way, occies, percs and something really special, just have to stay turned to see how we go.

I will do pics on the weekend

Might have some small snowies up for sale soon all currently eating flake, pellets and frozen food.

:clownfish: :baby:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby clownsarescary » Sat 16 Nov, 2013 8:08 am

Some of the little snowflakes are looking better than I ever would have hoped.

Can't wait to get them in some people reef tanks!
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby radioman » Sun 26 Jan, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi All,
Update time, well it has been a busy month and a bit, lots happening and more events on the go.

Since last update I have hatched and successfully raised another big batch of black and white, a smallish hatch of orange and white and currently have a large hatch of snowflakes at day 6. Green water and rotifers are greeting smashed, I have expanded my rotifer culture and now have started growing brine shrimp as well. Using left over baby brine shrimp and old water change water, I now have a source of newly hatched to fully grown brine shrimp. Great food for everything.

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Brine shrimp grow out.

I now have a new hatching stand and a couple of new raising tanks, with some new led lights. Gees I have been busy and Christmas thrown in, also a quick trip to Melbourne just for good measure.
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New hatching stand with snowflakes day 6

The next thing on the agenda is to expand the grow out system, going to add two new 3 x 2 x 1 tanks into the current set up so that I can grow the babies to a bit larger size.
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current grow out

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new stand

Currently in grow out are, snowflakes, orange and white, black and white and perculas.
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oldest snowflakes

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second batch of snowflakes

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baby black and white

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percs

Thats about all for now will update again soon.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Sun 26 Jan, 2014 4:44 pm

Looking tops mate!
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Re: Pete's Clownfish now with snowflakes

Postby jayellul » Sun 26 Jan, 2014 10:27 pm

Nice! I want some snowflakes!


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