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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 …

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Clownfish Use Sound to Reinforce Dominance

Clownfish Use Sound to Reinforce Dominance   Clownfish are probably the most common saltwater aquarium fish. They are beloved by almost every aquarist because of their striking coloration, hardiness and symbiotic relationship with their host anemones—which incidentally aren’t required to have a success with clownfish in captivity. Who doesn’t love a clownfish? Another great aspect of raising clownfish in a …

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ORA Goldflake Clownfish

The latest innovation to come out of ORA Farms is here–and they are calling it The Goldflake Clownfish.   What is a Goldflake Clownfish? It is the offspring of a Gold-Striped Maroon Clownfish with a unique striping pattern that was specially selected because of its own individually unique and attractive striping pattern. Aquaculture facilities like ORA Farms have been cranking out …

Broodstock for Fish Breeding Project

 In my fish room, I now have eight tanks all plumbed to a central sump.  There are four individual ten gallon tanks on the top row and four individual 20 gallon tanks in the bottom row.  I have the following broodstock pairs: 1 pair of Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) 1 pair of Black Ocellaris (Amphiprion ocellaris) clownfish–these were caramel clowns that …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: The design

Over the next few blog entries I will walk through the steps for a DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) aquarium rack for a fish room.  This will allow you to use multiple tanks all linked together to a central filtration and circulation system.  It’s a pretty big rack, so you will need some space or even your own fish room.  If you follow the …

Clownfish grow out tub: Watch as camera zooms out

Friends, family and newcomers to the hobby are sometimes surprised at how small the clownfish juveniles really are. I always find humor in the irony of that observation, since clownfish larvae are some of the largest larvae among marine fish–but that said, this video, when the camera zooms back out, does a good job of adding a perspective for how …

Clownfish juveniles eat newly hatched brine shrimp

Here is a short video of the juvenile clownfish, amphiprion ocellaris, feeding on newly hatched brine shrimp. I selected this clip, because it shows a wide range of development across the various juvenile clownfish. Front and center in the video is one of the larger, faster developing common clownfish–with a bright, dark orange body color and fully developed three stripes. …