Tile for spawning clowns

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by sid700, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    So from what I can tell, you need to;

    1) keep a "Green water" factory going to make algae to feed rotifers
    2) keep a rotifer tank/bucket to feed fry
    3) hatch some baby brine shrimp on day 9 or so
    3) feed the rotifers to the fry until about day 10, then add brine shrimp
    4) continue with brine shrimp

    That's a seems like a lot of work. Is there anyway to shortcut by using say, phytofeast or rotifeast? Or at least phytofeast to feed the rotifer culture?

  2. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    I bought one of these from Reed Mariculture. The Rotifer Diet looks just like phytofeast.

    Phytofeast cost about $15.
    Rotifeast cost about $20.

    The rotifer kit cost $30 + $10 shipping and you get more rotis.

    Here's a how-to link (one of many) http://www.reed-mariculture.com/rotifer/grow.asp
  3. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    using rot food saves from having to keep green water, and I've seen some people on nano-reef that dont even do bbs anymore, they go straight to Otohime not sure what size
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Roti-Feast is not a solution for clown fry... they're keyed into some cye only live rotifers give off.

    I'd use Rotifer Diet or RotiGrow +.. RotiGrow Plus is a much better feed and you'll get higher production. Just use the extras produced for your reef tank.

    I would get the 1m culture, 1L RotiGrow +, 5lb Cloramx and the Otohime sample pack. That should be all you need for a long time. For the Liter of RG+ I would divide it into the small ice cube trays and freeze it all. It has a short unfrozen shelf life but lasts for a long time in the freezer.

    All this your local RN dealer can order for you and have shipped to their door with there other stuff, saving you shipping.


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  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Rotifer Diet is a single strain feed while Phyto-Feast has 6 strains :)

    Roti-Feast has 5 million rotifers ;)
  6. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    My clowns decided to spawn on a rock instead of using the pot and tiles provided.
    I was afraid to remove them after the eggs were laid thinking that it may change the water current direction and disturb the parents and the eggs. I was going to take the tiles out but I forgot, and by that time they had laid another batch. They switched spawning location so I removed the tile that is furthest from the eggs, but I don't want to take the other one out since it is 3" from their current patch of eggs. Should I take the tile out after this batch hatches?
    As for the pot, I've decided to leave it in. The pot is part of their territory and part of their little "fortress" of small arches and holes in which to swim around.
  7. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    My clowns finally spawned on the tiles after a couple of months. I would just leave it and don't move it around. Tiles would makes it easier to get the fry.

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