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asting

Very cool! your photos aren't bad - still pretty sharp for a macro from a non dedicated photo setup.

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RayWhisperer

He'll keep them clear of cyano.

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Clown79

I think the experience in itself is worth the try.

 

I hope it all works out.

 

I look forward to seeing pics of the progress

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seabass

Day 4: Looks like it's getting close.

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Unfortunately, my rotifers were coming from Florida and won't even ship until Monday. If they hatch before Tuesday night, I'll have to lose them.

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Newstead

Fingers crossed!

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aibocyrus

This is really cool to read and see the photos!

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Pjanssen

So cool. Hope the little babies wait until you can support them. In my experience, most first time babies are late (of course, that's humans, but...)being hopeful.

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seabass

In my experience, most first time babies are late (of course, that's humans, but...)being hopeful.

:lol:

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RayWhisperer

What are you on, day 4? Not yet.... Once the eggs turn silver, you'll need to pull them. They'll hatch that night.

 

Not to be a buzz kill. However, you may want to let this clutch go. It'll prolly take you a month to get productive rotifer cultures up and running.

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seabass

I was worried that might be the case. You are probably right.

 

I was hoping I'd get the cultures today, but hurricane Mathew put the kibosh on that. We'll see how it works out; I might have to treat this as a dry run. At a minimum, I'll keep updating this thread until they hatch.

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MrsPeet15

This is really cool, following!

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Astinus

*Following* :) GL Seabass fingerscrossed

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Sharbuckle

Following! Finger are crossed.

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seabass

Thanks everyone!

 

Day 5:

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Pjanssen

Thanks everyone!

 

Day 5:

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I see eyeballs! :eek:

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asting

Dad looks pretty caring.

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seabass

Dad won't leave them (day or night). Even when he eats, it's just a quick bite then right back to them. It's funny how that's so strongly programmed into them. Especially since he has likely never witnessed this behavior before.

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Clown79

Very cool!

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teenyreef

Following along - I'm looking forward to the next spawn when you have the rotifers ready to go!

 

I've had mine spawn a few times but I always just figured it was free fish food :wacko:

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seabass

Day 6:

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Canon S120 photo settings: aperture f/8.0, ISO 640, 1/50 ss (custom white balance)

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Astinus

NICE! The Poppa is certainly attentive! Look at him! Looks like all his focus is on that clutch!

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seabass

NICE! The Poppa is certainly attentive! Look at him! Looks like all his focus is on that clutch!

Video, day 6:

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seabass

Rotifiers have arrived:

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5 gallon bucket with airstone, 1.017 specific gravity

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Sharbuckle

Why is the sg low?

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seabass

I'm just going off of the following, "In a 5 gallon bucket prepare 3-4 gallons of saltwater with the same specific gravity of the water in the rotifer bag (usually around 1.017)". - A Step by Step Guide to Breeding Clownfish

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