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Dean

Clown fish eggs

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Dean    21
Dean

thought id share something else i have been working on for about 12 months now :)

still trying to get the babies to live but slowly getting there..

Biggest problem is just being ready when they hatch, i always miss it..

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle

Wow dude, they look awesome! The first week or two is definitely the hardest, good luck with this spawn. :victorious:

Are they Clarkii clowns?

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Dean    21
Dean

yes they are

western Australia Clarkii clowns ;)

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle

He looks awesome, I love Ocellaris, Percular & Premnas but by far my favourite are Polymnus :victorious:

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Dean    21
Dean

these are my favorite clowns :)

called "Platinum clown"

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BlueBolts    260
BlueBolts

Wow, those are amazing pics. Those platinum clowns are awesome...1st dibs....oh wait, I need a marine tank first don't I ! Damn !

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Wraithie    2
Wraithie

That's soo cool dean! Love the close up of the fry!

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MrShrimp    1
MrShrimp
these are my favorite clowns :)

called "Platinum clown"

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Depending what grade they are, these clown are very pricy. The more white on it, the more expensive. That pair in the pic would cost around $1000 a pair if you can find them.That price is a year ago so I don't know how much they are worth now.

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KiwiBigD    6
KiwiBigD
still trying to get the babies to live but slowly getting there..

Biggest problem is just being ready when they hatch' date=' i always miss it..[/quote']

Can so relate to that, we had Percs breed several times when living in the UK. We noticed though with their third spawning the female's behaviour became a bit more aggressive when they were almost ready to hatch, that for us was a key indicator for the last group of which we raised about 75 young. Not a high percentage at all but this was a standard 4x2x2 running on canister filtration and a skimmer, breeding was definitely not the plan.

For food we used just standard powdered foods for the first week, these guys start to move and grow pretty quickly. And they looked just like their parents when they hatch, really cool. Good luck with the whites, never seen that species before

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle

That Platinum Clown is stunning dude, there's two clowns in the new line bred colour variants that I think are awesome, Picasso Clowns(first pic) & Lightning Clown(second pic)

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Thanks to Gbang for introducing me to the Lightning Clowns :victorious:

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MrShrimp    1
MrShrimp

The picasso clown fish is the same species as the platinum clownfish but less white. A year ago I saw a Picasso pair selling for $700. I think the lightning is a clown fish but a differant species to the platinum and Picasso.

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle
The picasso clown fish is the same species as the platinum clownfish but less white. A year ago I saw a Picasso pair selling for $700. I think the lightning is a clown fish but a differant species to the platinum and Picasso.

Correct dude, Platinum & Picasso are Amphiprion Percular & the Lightning Clowns are Premnas Biaculeatus :victorious:

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Depending what grade they are' date=' these clown are very pricy. The more white on it, the more expensive. That pair in the pic would cost around $1000 a pair if you can find them.That price is a year ago so I don't know how much they are worth now.[/quote']

That makes me laugh. The 'designer' clowns originated from mis-barred offspring, as in the fish didn't get the same pattern as their parents or wild fish due probably to missing out on some essential nutrition in the egg or planktonic phase. Essentially it was (and still is) a big problem because mis-barred clowns are cull grade because most saltwater enthusiasts like natural looking fish, that is until someone cleverly marketed the mis-barred clowns as a 'special' variant.

We have grown Amphiprion latezonatus at work which are extremely rare in the hobby as they are only found here at the Solitary Islands at Coffs Harbour, Lord Howe Island and up to the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately most of the offspring were mis-barred but still sold due to their rarity. Just got a lot less for them.

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle

I know what you mean Ben, it's very interesting how today's culls will be tomorrows $1000 fish but it's the same with all fancy designer fish, Bettas are exactly the same with all their variations :encouragement:

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KiwiBigD    6
KiwiBigD

Can we stop this right now please? All it's doing is making me want to put down a marine tank again, can't go doing that! Now stop it!

Some beautiful fish guys, loved keeping and breeding marines when living in the UK, was so much cheaper though as we'll, my RO unit cost me 70 quid for a pretty high volume unit.

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Sprae    21
Sprae

Congrats Dean! Awesome news and hope they spawn well. :encouragement:

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Squiggle    489
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Can we stop this right now please? All it's doing is making me want to put down a marine tank again' date=' can't go doing that! Now stop it!

Some beautiful fish guys, loved keeping and breeding marines when living in the UK, was so much cheaper though as we'll, my RO unit cost me 70 quid for a pretty high volume unit.[/quote']

Don't worry BigD, I've been looking round the house figuring a spot to put them, then I have to snap myself out of it! Hahaha :victorious:

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KiwiBigD    6
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Don't worry BigD' date=' I've been looking round the house figuring a spot to put them, then I have to snap myself out of it! Hahaha :victorious:[/quote']

Glad its not just me, I keep looking and there's this one spot. And then we have Kitz with his 64L cubes for sale. So no! Would love too, but not currently

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Squiggle    489
Squiggle
Glad its not just me' date=' I keep looking and there's this one spot. And then we have Kitz with his 64L cubes for sale. So no! Would love too, but not currently[/quote']

Hahaha, my biggest problem is I have way too much room to put as many tanks as I want, but I have to control the beast inside which is MTS, lol :smiley_simmons:

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KillieOrCory    78
KillieOrCory

Nope I am not touching this!!! Otherwise I might try to set up a tank for every single available clownfish species/type!!! No! Not going there!!!

Great fish Dean :encouragement:

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perplex    146
perplex

EDIT - just noticed this is a super old post LOL!

 

Hey Dean, i use to breed tomato clown, it was a good 7 to 8 years ago so my memory is going lol..

i forgot how many days it was but you could normally tell by looking at the eggs, and they would hatch i think within 1 hour after lights off

 

may i ask what your feeding them? im guessing rotifers ?

 

maybe i can help you out abit

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NoGi    1,343
NoGi

Dean hasn't been around for some time so may not respond, but there may be others here that are also into marines.

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perplex    146
perplex

yea i just noticed all that after i posted lol

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GotCrabs    303
GotCrabs

Good one Perps, haha.

Beautiful fish aren't they.

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OzShrimp    666
OzShrimp

love marine fish but seems to complicated for me lol 

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