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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 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. …

Clownfish Juvenile Development

Here are the clownfish, about a month older, still in the black round bucket, at 40 days post-hatch. Note the distinct line development on all the juveniles in the picture, but the difference in coloration– the hallmark orange coloration of the juvenile ocellaris clownfish progressed at differently for each individual. The juveniles were being weaned off of newly hatched brine shrimp and …

Clownfish Juveniles

I have to admit–I’m a superstitious guy. I was afraid to post anything about the clownfish larvae that hatched on March 23rd, but I can’t wait any longer.  The larvae hatched relatively early in the evening, and I already mentioned that the larval snagger was a success. So, you must be wondering, how did everything go? It has been 26 …

Clownfish Larval Development

Clownfish Larval Development Update It’s been a while since I updated the progress of the clownfish larvae. As a quick recap, the clownfish larvae from the eggs laid in the display tank hatched a day early. As such, the majority of them (amphiprion ocellaris larvae), were eaten by a greedy pair of banggai cardinalfish, apparently tapping back into their night time hunting instincts.  After …

Clownfish larvae three days post hatch

Clownfish larvae three days post hatch Here is a quick video of the clownfish larvae three days after they hatched from their egg cases in the display tank. The baby clownfish actually hatched the day before I was ready for them. By accident I happened to notice a few larvae suspended in the water column after lights out. The banggai cardinalfish were nearby looking predatory …