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Breeding Snowflake and Snowcasso Clownfish


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    smitty_1280 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Breeding Snowflake and Snowcasso Clownfish

    My wife tells me today that she wants to start breeding clownfish, but not just any clownfish. She wants to breed "Snowflake" Clownfish. She is already started doing all the research to start breeding these fish and has learned a great deal actually. I think we are going to buy some of the tanks for the "grow out" setup today at Petco since they are having their $1 a gallon sell right now.

    My question is, what thoughts do you all have about this? Also, do you all think there is much of a market out there still for clownfish? She is very interested, so this means that we will most likely be getting this thing off the ground here within the next few months!

    This would be her project mainly and I'm very excited for her. So much to learn for both of us.
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    smitty_1280 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    We realize that could take up to a year for the clowns to be "happy" enough in their new home (when we finally get them) and we will go from there. We were thinking of getting the setup done first, then when we get our tax returns buying the fish then. I have to go to Korea for a year anyways starting next June, so we are hoping by June of 2013 that they will be ready lol.
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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    even tho more are getting into breeding the clowns. i feel there always will be a market for these. especially the snowflakes. one of the most sought after.

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    smitty_1280 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Cool

    Some pics of the Semi-Snowflake's:

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    Pics of the snowcasso's:

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    My youngest son watching the new fish!

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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    very cool, keep me in mind if you become successful i want a couple
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    smitty_1280 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcombs View Post
    very cool, keep me in mind if you become successful i want a couple
    Very cool. I will keep that in mind!
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    I think there will always be a market for clowns. The market for snowflakes, and such, is a bit smaller than non-designer clowns. Just something to keep in mind.
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    smitty_1280 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtal View Post
    I think there will always be a market for clowns. The market for snowflakes, and such, is a bit smaller than non-designer clowns. Just something to keep in mind.
    I will keep that in mind. I don't want to get in over my head right away either. This is actually my wife's idea, and she stays at home with 4 kids all day. I'm in the Army and don't have a lot of time, so when the time comes for the clowns to breed, we most likely won't grow out every "clutch".

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    I'm thinking about putting a small CUC in these two tanks. Is this a good idea, at least until I get the feeding amount right?
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    Cant wait to see the fry.
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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    a clean up crew is never a bad idea. i dont know what you are wanting, but the best and what most use is usually a mixture of snails and some small hermits. the bigger the hermits the more they seem to prey on the snails for their shells. snails help on keepin the glass clean, and the hermits will help with the grooming of the substrate. are you going to incorporate an anenome at all for the clowns to host?

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