Pickle010 Posted April 17, 2011 Share Posted April 17, 2011 (edited) Pickle’s Guide to Breeding Clowns What works for me… You are welcome to place a link to this guide on another website or forum, however, do not place the actual article itself on your forum or website with out my permission. Your link must direct traffic to it's original form here on nano-reef.com. My intention is to outline how I breed clowns as plainly and clearly as possible, but only what works for me. You see, like anything else in life there is more than one way to do it and I’m not even going to suggest that this is the only or best way to do it, but it works for me. Your challenge is to find what works best for you… but before you decide to give this venture a try - remember that it takes commitment, determination and money. You can keep your costs down if you are working with a budget but like anything else in reef or salt water keeping it can run up. This is also very time consuming and know that you will need to do maintenance of some sort every day and night. Throughout this guide I will cover the following topics which address the majority of questions I see from new breeders: Finding the Right Pair Pairing Clowns When is a Pair Ready to Spawn Brood Stock Tanks Brood Stock Conditions Brood Stock Diet Culturing Rotifers Storing Rotifer Feed Prepping for Hatch Hatch Night Feeding the Fry Maintaining the Fry tank Grow Out I am by no means a complete authority on the subject of breeding clowns but I am fortunate enough to belong to community that shares its information readily. You can follow my progress and get input by posting here: Pickle's N-R Breeders Lounge Other N-R Breeders threads: Lani's Clownfish Breeding Thread Breeding Snocassos,Onyx,Nakeds, ora picasso/bnw pair http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=231892 Raising Some Clownfish Show off your breeding setups And how could I forget that Hyperboy the S'mores master had a thread!!! Other useful links: http://www.marinebreeder.org/ http://www.mbisite.org/ http://www.reedmariculture.com/ http://florida-aqua-farms.com http://www.kensfish.com/ Before we start know that the licensing requirements for breeding Marine Ornamentals vary by state. Check with your local fish and game department and know what the requirements are. I do not culture my own phytoplankton yet - but am interested in doing it in the future. Here is a link to a write up on doing it on Melvsreef - Culturing Phyto on Melvsreef Edited July 27, 2011 by Pickle010 2 2 Quote Link to comment
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