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Really cool fish egg study (never thought I’d see myself write that)

Ironically, I used the egg picture last week in homage to the old TV commercial: If you missed that post, because…you were on vacation (why else could you have possibly missed it?), you can find it here in the article titled (very maturely) Are my fish smarter than yours? The intended joke was to show the before and after (egg, egg …

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Clownfish Eggs Development and Clownfish Breeding Journal

Do you have clownfish breeding in your tank? Did your clownfish lay eggs? Raising baby clownfish from clownfish eggs that were laid in my reef aquarium is one of coolest things I have ever experienced in this hobby. If your clownfish pair laid eggs in your tank, congratulations–I’m so glad you will also share in this experience. Of all the …

Clownfish Eggs Hatch

So the clownfish (amphiprion ocellaris) eggs hatched last night, after 8 days of incubuation.  The clownfish eggs were initially laid on the glass of my display tank (75 gallon mixed reef).   In my basement, I had a 20 gallon black round tub filled (to about 2-3 gallons) with water from the display tank, rotifers, enriched with SELCON (from about noon to …

Breeding Clownfish: Egg Hatching Problems

Breeding Clownfish: Egg Hatching Problems -A Saltwater Aquarium Blog Entry about some of the problems encountered while breeding clownfish species amphiprion ocellaris in an aquarium in my home, and some of the clownfish egg hatching problems  encountered along the way.   Breeding Clownfish: Spawning As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the pair has laid eggs inside a small clay …

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Flame angelfish care guide

The Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loricula, is one of the most popular dwarf angelfish species. All you have to do is see one single specimen to realize why they are so popular. These fish get their name Flame (angel) from their striking fiery red bodies with an orange center, just like a fire core. They display vertical black bars on the …

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Mysis Shrimp: A Favorite Fish & Coral Food

One of my favorite frozen foods to feed my saltwater fish is frozen mysis shrimp. Almost every fish I have ever kept has instantly recognized the floating white morsels as a meal. I’ve offered them at the same time as flakes (which would otherwise be voraciously eaten if it wasn’t competing with the mysis shrimps), and the fish will swim …

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Picasso Clownfish: Rare fish or overpriced?

Excited here to show of the latest edition to my nano aquarium—these Grade A Picasso Clownfish. What are Picasso Clownfish? Picasso clownfish are Percula clownfish that possess a naturally occurring variation in their coloration and striping pattern. According to Live Aquaria, most of the Picassos in the hobby today are thought to have originated back from ORA Farms. What makes …