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A couple of spawns

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Post Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:14 pm
eraserbones Level 5 Member
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I bought a pair of ocellaris clownfish + and anemone on a forum here a year ago -- I finally moved them to a private tank so I could collect some eggs. They are WAY past their expected hatch date but I still have an exciting thing to check every morning.

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Without the terrorizing presence of the clownfish (they can be real jerks, I'm learning), my neon gobies have also risked a spawn. It's deep down in a PVC cave so hard to see but it definitely looks like something is going on down there.

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With reef fish I'm pretty sure getting eggs is the easy part.

Post Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:58 pm
willie Level 9 Member
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Just so happens, someone posted a picture of clownfish embryos, 1-, 3-, 5- and 9-days of development from the Nikon microphotography contest.

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For the record, this is the orange clownfish, Amphiprion percula.

Post Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:23 pm
eraserbones Level 5 Member
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Those are great photos! My clownfish eggs looked like that last frame for more than a week and then most of them died :( Going to try warmer water next time.


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