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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 …

Clownfish Spawning Day Eight Pre-hatch

Here are the photos of the clownfish eggs from tonight, prior to hatch.   Larvae look highly developed through the egg casing. Amazing how strongly the eggs are attached to the glass.  Both the male and female reacted to my presence today and were thrashing about next to the nest.  The eggs could be seen rapidly swaying in the current caused …