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Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris


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    Default Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

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    General
    Species: amphiprion ocellaris
    Social Structure: reef tank
    Size of Individuals: female(Riff) 4in. male(Raff) 3in.
    Age of Individuals: Female(Riff) 2 years, male(Raff) 1 year.
    Date added to Tank: Riff added in January, Raff added in Feburary

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 60 gallon bowfront
    Substrate Details: caribsea arag-alive hawaiian black
    Filtration Details: refugium, special kitty kitty litter, mineral mud, live sand, live rock, g1 skimmer,mag 12 pump.
    Water Changes: 25 gallon water changes done every two weeks
    Water Temperature: 80 degrees F
    Lighting: 2 2' fishneedit fixtures, 2 GE ecoflux, 1 ATI blue plus, 1 aquascience
    Lighting Cycle: light turn on at 11 am, and off at 7:20 pm.
    Other Tank Inhabitants: 1 kole tang, 1 six line wrasse, 1 red emerald crab, blue legged hermits, mexican hermits, nerite snails

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: new life spectrum thera +A, formula 2 flakes, frozen brine, frozen mysis, rods food original
    Feeding Schedule: pellet foods @11am, flake foods @2pm, frozen foods @ 7pm

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 10/16/10
    Spawn Time of Day: night time
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 10/16/10, 10/29/10, 11/9/10, 11/23/10, 12/2/10, 12/13/10, 12/27/10, 1/8/11
    Courtship Details: both will clean of an area together before laying the eggs
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color: orange
    Egg Count: 50+

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    here's a picture of mom and dad, aka Riff and Raff.
    IMG 1817 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

    i was unable to get a picture of the eggs, as they are on the underside of a rock behind the host anemone. .in the picture above the cave is right at the tip of the males nose.


    i know it's cutting it close but i just set up the rotifer culture today.
    i am using the live rotifers from reef nutrition. i purchased the 1 million count bag.
    iam using the rotigrow plus instant algae as the food source for the rotifers.
    eggs are expected to hatch saturday night, so they shouldnt need food til sunday afternoon( if i understand correctly)when i start harvesting the rotifers.

    the temp of the culture is at 75 degrees F.

    with a bit of luck i hope to raise a few fish.
    Last edited by ReefSolutions; 11-04-2010 at 06:24 PM.

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    Nice looking pair! Have fun.
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    well. . . i went up to the store on friday night to check on the eggs. they were still there and looked silver to clearish in color. i waited and hour and a half after lights turned off, nothing happened. then i came in saturday night about 15 minutes after the lights turned off and the eggs are gone! so i missed the hatching of my ocellaris babies. i turned the pumps off and put a flashlight on top of the tank shining into the water to see if any of the babies will swim up to the top. after 15 minutes, nothing. i will be putting a piece of black acrylic down by the anemone so the clowns will hopefully lay their eggs on that next time. live and learn i guess.
    till next spawning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReefSolutions View Post
    well. . . i went up to the store on friday night to check on the eggs. they were still there and looked silver to clearish in color. i waited and hour and a half after lights turned off, nothing happened. then i came in saturday night about 15 minutes after the lights turned off and the eggs are gone! so i missed the hatching of my ocellaris babies. i turned the pumps off and put a flashlight on top of the tank shining into the water to see if any of the babies will swim up to the top. after 15 minutes, nothing. i will be putting a piece of black acrylic down by the anemone so the clowns will hopefully lay their eggs on that next time. live and learn i guess.
    till next spawning!
    That's a bummer. I doubt they will spawn on a smooth surface like acrylic. Try a ceramic tile or clay pot.
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    well it's too late for that... lol. they already laid their eggs yesterday starting at 5:20 going past 8pm. same place as before. i called my husband right before they started laying the eggs and told him to bring my camera asap. so i actually have the spawning on video and have some decent pictures. i'll get these posted as soon as possible.

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    Default Here's the pictures

    male fertilizing the eggs
    IMG 1188 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

    just the eggs
    IMG 1187 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

    male fertilizing the eggs
    IMG 1186 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

    male looking at the eggs seeing what a good job his wife did
    IMG 1185 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

    female looking for another spot to lay more eggs
    IMG 1184 - Breeding Journal: amphiprion ocellaris

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    Tuesday the clowns were scheduled to lay more eggs, had Mike run out and get a terra cotta pot and i stuck it in the tank blocking the spot where the eggs are usually layed. This morning i'm looking around and i don't see any eggs. well i just found some at 5:30 And not in the pot. they are next to the pot on a rock. they are already a few days old, my guess is that they were layed on monday. the female wasnt fat and didn't look very pregnant on tuesday and i just wasn't looking in the right spot for the eggs.

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