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Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris


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    FlynnFish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris

    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


    General
    Species: Amphiprion Ocellaris
    Social Structure: Mated Pair
    Size of Individuals: male-3inches, female-4inches
    Age of Individuals: ~2 years
    Date added to Tank: feburary 2009

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 65 gallon half round 35inch diameter.
    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 gallons biweekly
    Water Temperature: 80 degrees F
    Lighting: Aquailluminations LED SOL 75% even
    Lighting Cycle: 11am ramp up for 40 minutes, 7 ramp down for 30 minutes 90% chance of thunderstorms twice a day
    Other Tank Inhabitants: 4 inch Kole tang, 2 inch Six line wrasse, snails hermits, mixed reef

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: pellet, flake, frozen.
    Feeding Schedule: 11 am, 4 pm, 7pm

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 10/16/10. current spawn ~ 3/31/11
    Spawn Time of Day: afternoon
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: every 13 days.
    Courtship Details: male and female very close, never very far apart. stay close to anenome. both clean off nest site. male cares for eggs.
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: orange
    Egg Count: 150-200

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 4/8/2011
    Hatch Time of Day: night
    # Days after Spawn: 8 days
    Larvae Description: first that hatched on 4/8 had yolk sac present, those that hatched on the 9th and 10th no yolk sac present.


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: 80.5 F
    Size of Larval Tank: 30 gallon filled with 10 gallons of water
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: heater, air stone, thermometer
    Filtration Details: none- water changes til fry are big enough to handle more flow
    Lighting: 24 inch compact flouresents
    Lighting Cycle: 9:30 am - 10 pm
    Water Changes: 50% water change bi-weekly
    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Otohime A and B1
    Feeding Schedule: fed twice a day, Otohime A, Top Dressed Otohime B1
    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 4/18/11
    Days after Hatch: 10 days
    Date of Settlement End: 4/21/11
    Description of Fry: dark brownish black with white head stripe, a bit of orange starting near the head

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature: 78.6
    Size of Grow-Out Tank:40 x 12 x 12
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: few rocks
    Filtration Details: skilter 250
    Lighting: room lighting, gets additional light from another tank next to it.
    Lighting Cycle: on at 10:30 am, off at 10:30pm
    Water Changes: once a week
    Size at Transfer: 3/4 inch
    Age at Transfer: 79 days

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: Top Dressed Otohime C1 and New Life Spectrum Thera +A
    Feeding Schedule: three times a day

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information: set up through the MBI.
    Last edited by FlynnFish; 07-09-2011 at 03:04 PM.

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    FlynnFish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here's a picture of the broodstock
    IMG 1817 - Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris

    Here's a picture of the egg clutch after first night of hatching
    IMG 2455 - Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris

    Here's pictures of the clown fry on the second night of hatching
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    IMG 2457 - Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris

    Here's a picture of my greenwater. this is my first time useing greenwater so I don't know if I have too much, or too little rotigreen in the water. Any tips is appriciated.
    IMG 2447 - Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Ocellaris

    the first night of hatching only two fry hatched out. on the second night there were about 50 or 60 swimming around. there were some eggs that turned white and died and there were still some that were clear and looked normal so i left the rock in the tank for another night. the third night the rest of the clear eggs hatched and were fine. i removed the rock with the dead eggs this morning. i really can't count the fry to see how many there are exactly, but i'm guessing around 80.

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    So when are all these pictures from? Is this the first hatch you've set out to collect? How did you get 'em out of the tank?

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    Following along! I love these breeding journals!! Who doesn't love some baby clown fish!

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    BTW, to answer your greenwater question - if the babies are collecting on the sides or bottom, you probably need to tint the water more. I'm guessing you're maybe a touch on the light side based solely on what I can see in the picture.

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    The pictures are from the current hatch. This is the second batch I tried to raise. The first batch only 5 hatched and didn't make it past day 3.
    I was able to easily take the rock with the eggs out of the display tank and transport them home to my larval tank on Thursday. Two hatched that night. The eggs usually hatch 8 days post deposit, which was Friday, so I was surprised to see the two Friday morning. half of the rest remaining hatched Friday night and the other half Saturday night.
    All the Fry are swimming around near the middle of the tank and the top.
    So far everything is going great.
    Last edited by FlynnFish; 04-15-2011 at 03:24 PM. Reason: 'cuz I can't spell worth doodoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpedersen View Post
    BTW, to answer your greenwater question - if the babies are collecting on the sides or bottom, you probably need to tint the water more. I'm guessing you're maybe a touch on the light side based solely on what I can see in the picture.
    I agree with Matt on this. It's my belief that getting it right is more of an art than a science. At least for me. Ideally, you don't want to be able to see the bottom of the tank while looking down.
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
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    Looking good!

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    Babies are 6 days old. I harvested my rotifers on Tuesday and brought them to work with me and used them for coral food. With the water I used to refill my culture bucket my son had dropped his sippy cup into it. I thought nothing of it. I accidentally left my small bottle of Rotigrow+ out on the counter while I was at work. I assumed it would still be ok to use it maybe just not so much. Well I went to feed the babies this morning and there is hardly any rotifers in my bucket and it stinks. My culture crashed. So my fish fry have been taken off rotifers earlier than I wanted and are being fed Otohime A. They seemed to take right to it this morning.

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