My Clownfish Are Breeding



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So last night was good and bad news. Bad news was one of my anemones got sucked into a power filter. bah. that was a mess to clean up. it wasn't a rose anemone but still losing anything sucks.

anyways...a few weeks ago, I noticed one of the clownfish exhibiting breeding behaviors (the cleaning of rocks etc). Didn't think much of it b/c people normally don't have luck with their clownfish breeding and plus my pair was so new and also there were 6 other clownfish in the same tank. but just watching the tank, i noticed one of them fanning the rocks instead. so i looked closer and there they were! clownfish eggs! they must've been there for awhile since you can already see the lil' eyes on each egg. Should hatch probably within the next 2-3 days is my guess.

unfortunately she happen to lay the eggs on a foundation rock so there's no way for me to get to them w/o having to tear down the entire rock structure and there's an anemone attached to it also. plus with a predatory mystery wrasse in there, i doubt there will be any survivors. but who knows....my giant anemone family (made up of 9 rose anemones) might provide them with some shelter afterall.

so how did i think this happen? Normally it takes awhile for 2 clownfish to pair up but maybe the way i chose them (one big, one medium and rest small) helped. Also maybe by having multiple clownfishes in there, it may have caused the 2 biggest to "mature" faster. who knows....

i tried to take a video with my phone but it came out with a weird extension that only Quicktime can play it. (not .qt or .mov) it has an extension of ".3g2". not sure how to convert that into a youtube video but i'll try using my actual camera tonite. see if i can get a video of it.


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drumminfish July 27, 2007 at 8:29 am

*.3g2 is a cell phone video format, so you should be able to upload it to youtube in that format, if not you can google *.3g2 converter and you should be able to find free or trial software to convert it to *.mpg or *.avi or something more common.

admin July 27, 2007 at 10:33 am

oh nice! it did go through actually on youtube but gave me an error so i thought it got corrupted. looks like it works. i’ll post it soon! thanks!

drumminfish July 27, 2007 at 11:22 am

No problem, it’s what I do ๐Ÿ˜€

jeffry r. johnston August 2, 2007 at 2:29 pm

We have a big tank in one of our other buildings and it was awesome to observe the clowns doin’ their thang! lol As far as the video format goes, I was able to upload .3G2 to Photobucket and it played no problemo. In fact, it allows you to edit the video (add music, credits, etc.). I linked to the video in one of my earlier blogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

admin August 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm

thanks for the tip. i was able to upload it but the quality was pretty bad so I used my digital camera instead. just have to upload it and i can show everyone the video.

matt September 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

hey you selling the breeding pair? thanks

Johnny September 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm

sorry, not at this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Scott September 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm
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