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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Mon 12 Mar, 2012 10:24 pm

Here is a out of focus video, the camer is just not able to focus on them.
Anyway I think you get the idea, they were just fed.

http://youtu.be/a0RTYCG6704

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Bulldog » Mon 12 Mar, 2012 10:54 pm

Wow, hyperactive little buggers are'nt they.
Good work daddy now a video of you bottle feeding all of them :baby:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Wed 14 Mar, 2012 9:22 pm

new video using a IPOD

http://youtu.be/SiXLwacP-NA

still not great quality and the tank has lots of scratches on the front glass.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby midjim » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 12:59 am

Well done Pete, I am doing the same thing at the moment . I just want to tell you about a mistake i made about three weeks ago. I have around 100 baby ocellaris at 8 months to a year old, a couple of differant batches. What i did was when i clean their tank every week i take out the pump and sponge filter and live rock, and srcub the sides and bottom. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and sifhon three qaurters out and replace with new water. Well after doing so i noticed about six, mainly the biggest ones had their gills flared out. I could not work it out until i did some reading from another website. As they get older they produce more waste and stirring it all up causes a big ammonia spike, and it burns their gills, i felt pretty bad thats for sure. I thought i would mention it just in case. I have a few pairs of picasso and one platinum that is only small and a couple of pairs of darwin occs that i am trying to breed at the moment, good luck with it all cheers Mark.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 7:31 pm

Hi Mate,
Thanks for the heads up, for sure I will be keeping things as stable as possible to avoid the flared gill problem. You mention a sponge filter. Do you have them in a grow out system with a sump or just in a tank with air driven sponge filters?
Good luck with the picasso and platinum.
Happy if you want to post pics in this journal or send to PM.

thanks Peter
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby midjim » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 8:27 pm

No sump just in with a air driven sponge filter and another circulation pump + live rock and a red type of seaweed that seems to grow really well under led but not so good under the fluro. The system you have shown for growout should work really well. My next step is to build a decent growout system, I have just sorted a good breeding rack which had to be empty fot 8 weeks due to a disease that has caused me heaps of trouble. My biggest problem is heat as it is in my garage, i have three seprate chillers running at the moment. I lost my green water due to heat a few weeks back and have a drum of rotifers just hanging in, but i have nothing breeding at the moment and i am about to put everything back in the breeding rack. I have one pair of b/c grade picasso cleaning so mad i think there going to eat the tile.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 9:13 pm

Happy to help out with some green water if you want some.

good luck with the picasso
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby midjim » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 10:14 pm

Thanks Pete, I might take you up on that sometime.I am going to wait until somthing lays just to save myself some work of maintaining green water the rots are in a 60 lt bin in the garden and should live for a while, Joyce Wilkersons book writes about how to do it. Yes I cant wait for the picassos, even though they aren't a good grade they are really nice looking fish.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Sat 17 Mar, 2012 5:17 pm

day 39

The babies are continuing to grow well, feeding them about 6 to 8 times a day. only getting dry food now and doing very well.
the system continues to go well, did a 40 ltr water change on thursday and keeping an eye on salinity, just manual top up with ro water.

Second lot of eggs have not hatched as yet, not sure what has happened, maybe just a couple of days early. I am going to give them another day or so.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Sat 17 Mar, 2012 5:27 pm

Quick update,
Just checked the new batch, there is one fry with a full bellie. I have been putting some rots in the water just in case I missed something. :konk:
Anyway maybe the rest will hatch tonight. :crossfingers:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Braddles » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 1:40 am

Mmmm thats weird... maybe I upset the balance moving the tile around while cleaning, and putting my finger right in the hidden eggs on the reverse side of where they have always previously laid.

No worries though, she is preggers yet again!

I reckon they should hatch tonight for sure... Remember I didnt see these til they were silver and almost standing on end.. .so not exactly sure of "due date" lol..

:crossfingers: for tonight :-)
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 11:27 am

something weid is going on in our house at present, the power keeps dropping for no reason that I can find anyway, still investigating. :furious:
Anyway they upshot of it is that the power was out on the circuit that the hatching tank is on and therefore there no pump to drive the airstone.
Unsure for how long the power was out, but end result is that the eggs have gone grey and died. :dead:

This morning I have pulled down the hatching system and packed it away, at least till next time. :thumbsup:

Now I have to work out what is making the circuit drop, its very random and only on one circuit. No heaters or fish equipment on that circuit..... :wall: :wall:

Just as well the other baby system and big tank are on their own circuit with a battery back as well.. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby skud » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 4:59 pm

No more hatching :clownfish: :(. It's been a great thread to follow.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 9:44 pm

skud wrote:No more hatching :clownfish: :(.No mate, I am going to be hatching more soon.
Had to pack the fry raising tank and stuff away as we are trying to work out the electricial problem in the house.

It's been a great thread to follow.
Thanks for that, I will be doing weekly updates on the first hatch as they progress
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 9:58 pm

Success, we have finally found and fixed the electrical problem.
Turned out to be the fridge, a drier in the freezer part of the fridge was shorting out and triping the circuit and RCD.
Took me about a week or more to sort out that it was the fridge and took the fridge repair person about 1 hour to fix the fridge :wall:

Anyway on to breeding more clowns now that the circuit is fixed and stable. :clap:
The first spawn are going well, I got hold of some frozen lobster eggs by Ocean Nutrition and they just love them. I am feeding them on the
lobster eggs every second day(just so they dont get too spoiled). They are growing well and coloring up well.
They are still getting 5 to 8 feeds a day and growing like crazy. :thumbsup:

I will try to get some photos up soon.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby MeLLeR » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:03 pm

hmmm, did he replace the element or just disconnect the heater element?

Sounds like very spoilt clowns! Do you use an auto-feeder?
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Braddles » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:40 pm

Dont get too spoilt?

- 8 feeds per day?

um... Ok..

I think these are the most nurtured, most loved and well cared for clown babies in Australia :cheers: :clap:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:50 pm

MeLLeR wrote:hmmm, did he replace the element or just disconnect the heater element?

replaced the element :clap:

Sounds like very spoilt clowns! Do you use an auto-feeder?
No auto feeder used here, just lots of attention and food. :baby:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:53 pm

Braddles wrote:Dont get too spoilt?

- 8 feeds per day? At least, if not more I am sorry. I just carnt walk past them without putting some food in the tank...... :)

um... Ok.. Just remember I have not lost any for over a week or more now.... water changes of 40 to 60 ltrs every 3 days..

I think these are the most nurtured, most loved and well cared for clown babies in Australia :cheers: :clap:

I know too much time on my hands and Just a gloating dad.....
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Braddles » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:57 pm

:withyou: You're the perfect Clown Fish Dad...

Do you reckon you can sqeeze another batch through before you go away?

I have eggs again..
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 10:59 pm

Braddles wrote::withyou: You're the perfect Clown Fish Dad...

Do you reckon you can sqeeze another batch through before you go away?
Of cause, the rotifers are just about wall to wall...... :nut:

I have eggs again.. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 11:00 pm

oops just fed them again, that 9 today..... what can I say :-x
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Sun 25 Mar, 2012 10:13 pm

Day 47 Time for a update

No More electricial problems :clap: :clap:

The babies are growing well and feeding well on the ON dry food and the ON lobster Eggs, what a great food.

No losses to date :thumbsup:

Will try and get some pics up tomorrow.

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Mon 26 Mar, 2012 8:32 pm

new photo


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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 26 Mar, 2012 8:39 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Well done mate :)
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Tue 27 Mar, 2012 2:40 pm

awesome! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Dan » Wed 28 Mar, 2012 8:10 am

cool to see mate. notice how a lot of the bunch have the middle bar not touching around the bottom, I also found the same trait when I raised fry from the same parents, must be a trait with those two fish which is strange when both parents have full bands.
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:36 pm

Dan wrote:cool to see mate. notice how a lot of the bunch have the middle bar not touching around the bottom, I also found the same trait when I raised fry from the same parents, must be a trait with those two fish which is strange when both parents have full bands.

Hi Dan,
I think there are a percentage of missbars in every hatch, in the wild I guess these fail to survive. I have noticed they appear a little less stronger than the
rest of the hatch. Hey these could be the start of a new line....... :clap:
Genitics are a strange thing, just look at what happens in the human gene pool. :madface:

thanks any way, do you want some back sometime..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby radioman » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:42 pm

Week 8 (my where has time gone).

The babies are doing well, no losses over the past week. I am doing 40 ltr water changes every 3 days and have a amonia bag in the second tank.

They are growing well just been giving them ON flake with Brine shrimp crushed and in the evening they get some lobester eggs.

Hopefully will get some pics up soon.

Nothing else to report, everything going well :crossfingers:

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Re: Pete's Clownfish first hatching

Postby Foo » Fri 13 Apr, 2012 1:32 pm

Thats Awesome :thumbsup:

Great work
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