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11-19-2011, 08:58 PM
Breeding Journal DataSheet

This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place
or changes are made to your system

Species: Amphiprion Clarkii
Social Structure: mated pair
Size of Individuals: female 4 inches, male 3 inches
Age of Individuals: 2 years
Date added to Tank: june 2010

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 180
Substrate Details: aragalive fiji pink with reef grade sand
Filtration Details: refugium, live rock, deep sand bed, macroalgae, G2 skimmer, dolphin 3500 pump
Water Changes: 25 gallons biweekly
Water Temperature: 78
Lighting: Fish need it 60" fixture, one 65k bulb one actinic
Lighting Cycle: on at 10:30am off at 7pm
Other Tank Inhabitants: scat, hermits, snails, purple back pseudochromis

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: New life spectrum Thera+A, brine, mysis
Feeding Schedule: 2-3 times a day

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 10/15/10
Spawn Time of Day: afternoon~ 1-4pm
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 10/15/10, 11/2/10, 11/17/10, 12/1/10, 12/16/10, 12/30/10, -- every 15 days stable, - latest-10/31/11, 11/18/11
Courtship Details: both fish stay together both clean rock before laying eggs.
Egg Size: 1mm
Egg Color: bright orange
Egg Count: 500

Hatch Details
Hatch Date: 11/8/11
Hatch Time of Day: 6:30 pm
# Days after Spawn: 8 days
Larvae Description: small, silver bellies, clearish

Larval Tank Details
Temperature: 74.6 F
Size of Larval Tank: 15 gallons
Substrate Details: bare bottom
Other Tank Decor: heater, air stone, thermometer
Filtration Details: water changes whenever dirty- every 3 days
Lighting: VHO
Lighting Cycle: lights on at 9:30 am lights off at 10:30pm
Water Changes: 50% when needed

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: rotifers, Otohime A
Feeding Schedule: twice a day

Date of Settlement Start: 11/24/11
Days after Hatch: 16
Date of Settlement End: 11/26/11
Description of Fry: black overall color, head stripe visible, belly stripe is clear, silver eyes

Grow-Out Tank Details
Temperature: 79.5
Size of Grow-Out Tank: 3 gallons
Substrate Details: bare bottom
Other Tank Decor: none
Filtration Details: filter sock, deep sand bed, live rock, macroalgae, carbon, skimmer, bio-pellets
Lighting: VHO
Lighting Cycle: on at 9:30am off at 10:30 pm
Water Changes: 25% of whole system once every other week
Size at Transfer: 5mm
Age at Transfer: 17 days

Grow-Out Feeding Details
Food Types: Otohime A, TDO A
Feeding Schedule: 4 times a day

Additional Information
Miscellaneous Information:http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/breeding-journals/breeding-journal-amphiprion-clarkii-10967/

11-19-2011, 09:13 PM
I really don't have any good pictures of the parents, lol.

I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the eggs because they hatched in the bucket when transporting them home from work.


here's a picture I took yesterday of one of the fry

11-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Awww so tiny and a poser already lol-congrats!!

11-24-2011, 10:31 PM
since hatching and moving them to the new tank the numbers have dwindled down to 8 fry. On Friday I did a water change and forgot to close the valve that let the new water into the tank over night. went to check on them in the early morning on Saturday and I found one in a different tank and two others were missing. I eventually found one that was mauled to death by 3 month old perculas in an adjacent tank :( I thought i lost them all over the last week but I found one still left last night. I am still having heating issues. the heater i was working with at first took a crap and heated the tank to 86 degrees, so i yanked it out and went back to the heater that kept it at 74. but due to the lower temperature the fry has taken 18 days to get to meta. it is now starting to swim like a normal clown using mor of its body to move rather than just the end of the tail. Can't wait to see some stripes on the little guy.

11-25-2011, 12:37 AM
Sorry for the badness Shanny :(

11-25-2011, 04:18 PM
thanks Jamie. I went and pulled the pair out of the tank and gave them to my buddy BigBill. Upon pulling out all the rocks we found more eggs on the rock, so i will take those home and give them a second try. but i will get a new heater on the way home. :)


11-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Yaaaa!! Hope they hatch :)

11-25-2011, 10:08 PM
:doh:I forgot the eggs at the store!!
but my loving husband was kind enough to go get them and bring them home for me while I got our son into bed. :kissy:
so the little singleton I have left from the first batch will be moved into an adjacent tank so I can raise his sibblings.

11-25-2011, 11:25 PM
How is it that you move the eggs without harming them?

11-26-2011, 10:01 AM
When i was researching on how to breed fish and take car of the eggs- I always read that you cannot expose the eggs to air- MYTH- why do you run air bubbles over them then?? you simplly grab the rock they are on take them out and put them into a bucket of water- put a lid on the bucket and off you go. once to the tank- slowly acclimate and put the rock i the new tank with an air bubbler over the eggs.

the little singleton has his stripes. head stripe- check, belly stripe- in the making.

11-26-2011, 11:59 AM
The eggs I brought home yesterday are doing great, a few hatched during the night. These look to be prolarva as a yolk sac is still clearly visible.


11-26-2011, 03:28 PM
This is so cool to be watching! Thank you Shanny for taking the time to share your breeding endeavors :)

01-22-2012, 10:13 AM
well it's been a while since I last posted, very busy lately.
Heres the picture of the singleton for his 60 Days Post Settlement photo, second picture is of him and a younger sibling from another hatch, the younger sibling is only a week and a half younger, there is a smaller one that is just off camera- so there is three total, two are already sold to Triggerfreak the third needs a home.