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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Sat 19 Oct, 2013 6:14 pm

I've kept a number for additional breeding pairs. My main pair spawns like clockwork every 14 days. Today will be her third spawn following the big move. Each spawn seems to be better than the last.

It's roughly 50/50 snowflakes to not-snowflakes. Most have patterns that look very cool. Call me crazy, but I particularly love the mis-Barred snowflakes where it has a gap in the middle of the second bar.

There is another batch that will be for sale in grow-out... But some months away yet.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby tremble » Mon 21 Oct, 2013 12:28 pm

Following this, really keen to see how it goes. Could be very interested in a pair when they grow out a bit :)
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby DgrMouse » Mon 21 Oct, 2013 6:20 pm

:withyou:

very interested in a snowflake pair
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Mon 18 Nov, 2013 9:15 pm

My pair have not spawned on time this fortnight due to the waveline 10000 I have feeding my chiller dying!!!!! It cost me hours of time on the weekend cleaning the system after the temp went over 30.

I also lost the best baby from the first batch.

I've emailed about the pump, but let's just say this was an expensive failure!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 18 Nov, 2013 9:50 pm

bugger the wavelines off mate ;-)
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Byronredsea » Tue 19 Nov, 2013 7:48 am

Devoed not happy Jan :wall:
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Sunderland » Fri 22 Nov, 2013 10:33 am

Hey mate no picking favourite children :p. I'm sure the snowflake parents don't judge on coloration and patterns! Joking aside, sorry to hear about your losses and I hope it all gets back on track!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 12:13 pm

And we're back on track. Another batch of eggs laid last night.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby funebris » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 7:53 pm

Good to see some shots of the setup. Very cool indeed.
Considering how much I enjoy saying good morning to the photons, I have to admit to being in awe of that many snowflakes in one spot!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 11:23 am

Just dropped off a pair of the snowflakes at Age of Aquarium. They are loving their new home.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby radioman » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 12:18 pm

mrbailey wrote:Just dropped off a pair of the snowflakes at Age of Aquarium. They are loving their new home.


so where are the photos, arrrgggg you know the rule no photos it didnt happen..... :devil:
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 2:22 pm

Getting ready for release...

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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby funebris » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 7:33 pm

So awesome.
Tried them out with some lobster eggs and both had a nibble!
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They must be some serious feng shui.
AOA was packed all day long!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Bikerjay » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 10:09 pm

Looking good, I'll have to go check them out.

More pics :poke:
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 7:09 pm

I've been at this since 2011 and I'm very happy to report that we'll finally have some babies for sale in the next few weeks. I got the original pair in 2011 and have been working with Radioman all this year to try and get some good fish out of the originals.

This has been a long (and expensive) exercise, but finally I can get these into the hands of fellow reefers.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Mr Miagi » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 7:34 pm

Well done! Its probably one of the hardest but rewarding excercises in our hobby! Amazing effort! :thumbsup:
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby dougie » Mon 02 Dec, 2013 8:32 am

beautiful setup and great fish stock, very well done :thumbsup:

could you give some advice on raising the fry from hatch, what kind of filtration if any?
any things you may do different from the norm?
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Mon 16 Dec, 2013 7:06 pm

Some babies:

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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby izzywitt » Mon 16 Dec, 2013 9:06 pm

Really nice work! Good to see more captive bred fish these days. Any chance you might consider breeding Platinum Clowns. I'd be interested. Keep up the awesome work! :thumbsup:
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby funebris » Tue 17 Dec, 2013 12:38 am

izzywitt wrote:Really nice work! Good to see more captive bred fish these days. Any chance you might consider breeding Platinum Clowns. I'd be interested. Keep up the awesome work! :thumbsup:


Even better when the captive breds are more desirable than the wild caught!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby izzywitt » Tue 17 Dec, 2013 8:28 am

funebris wrote:
izzywitt wrote:Really nice work! Good to see more captive bred fish these days. Any chance you might consider breeding Platinum Clowns. I'd be interested. Keep up the awesome work! :thumbsup:


Even better when the captive breds are more desirable than the wild caught!


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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby saltymike » Tue 17 Dec, 2013 9:12 am

love them, congrats!!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby CaptCrash » Mon 27 Jan, 2014 12:18 pm

Very well done, they look really good. I especially like the last one in the photos.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby sabo » Mon 27 Jan, 2014 4:01 pm

Yeah that last one looks really cool.
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Aquanet » Mon 27 Jan, 2014 8:42 pm

Nice set up.

are these really selling for $250each.?
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby Mr Miagi » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 5:51 pm

Beautiful fish! Congratulations once again!
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby radioman » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 9:16 pm

Aquanet wrote:Nice set up.

are these really selling for $250each.?


No not $250 each $250 a pair
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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby saltymike » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:09 pm

when is the next release for purchase of Snowflake's?

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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby tremble » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:13 pm

saltymike wrote:when is the next release for purchase of Snowflake's?

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Re: Snowflake Clown Breeding Thread

Postby mrbailey » Fri 11 Apr, 2014 10:15 am

We have another release of fish coming soon. Check out the Facebook like in my signature for pics. They'll be priced at $200 a pair for snowflakes, $225 for Holey snowflakes and $250 for Premiums.
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