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    Clowns have Laid eggs .. maybe??

    I have been waiting for my clowns to lay some eggs because they are a pair and the male has been cleaning the rock near the anemone for a while now. Well much to my surprise he has not been cleaning a spot ... he has been fanning what looks like eggs that have already been laid. I watched him closely this evening and sure enough he is fanning and mouthing what looks like a stringy semi transparent group of eggs.
    they are not what I expected and I am still not 100% sure that it is eggs so I have attached the best Pics I could get. One is through a magnifying glass. If it is eggs I will be happy enough just knowing that the setup is healthy enough for this to take place.
    Rob

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    Through the magnifying glass

    Through the magnifying glass

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    congrats, your first children?
    We need more Indians!

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    I'm still not 100% sure that it is eggs but the clowns behavior is a strong indication that they are. I notice now that any time the other fish come around the male puts himself between the visitor and the eggs (if they are indeed eggs)
    Rob

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    eggs, free fish food

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    Clown eggs are normally a Orange- yellow color.
    I will look and see if I can find a picture for you.
    ALL POSTS & REPLIES ARE IMO

    Hardware:
    180 gal. Reeftank 2hole drilled
    70gal long sump with fuge,
    EuroReef ES8-3 skimmer,
    Reeftek reactor, sms122 ph/CO2 controller,
    Mag 18 return closed loop return.
    Mag 24 return
    Icecap dual175 20k MH, 250 20k MH center, 2 actinic, 2 -actinic white VHOs
    Livestock:
    1 Pajama cardinal, Lawnmower blenny, Sohal tang , Regal tang, 10 Clams, Scooter blennie, Yellow wrasse, DESJARDIN TANG (SAIL FIN),2 percs

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    Here you go http://www.aquariumpros.ca/photopost...user=5&thumb=1
    You may have to sign on as a member to see them but it's worth it.
    Also Dman is the clown breeder there you can ask him any thing about clowns.
    ALL POSTS & REPLIES ARE IMO

    Hardware:
    180 gal. Reeftank 2hole drilled
    70gal long sump with fuge,
    EuroReef ES8-3 skimmer,
    Reeftek reactor, sms122 ph/CO2 controller,
    Mag 18 return closed loop return.
    Mag 24 return
    Icecap dual175 20k MH, 250 20k MH center, 2 actinic, 2 -actinic white VHOs
    Livestock:
    1 Pajama cardinal, Lawnmower blenny, Sohal tang , Regal tang, 10 Clams, Scooter blennie, Yellow wrasse, DESJARDIN TANG (SAIL FIN),2 percs

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    Clownfish eggs are only normally orange/red for the first couple of days. Then as the embryo develops, it turns into a gray-ish color and you can start to see the eyes develop. In the final stage, they turn a silver-ish color with clearly defined eyes and spinal column.

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    yes clown eggs start off orange for the first few days and then as stated they can be silver/black. those are eggs in that pic.

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    Thats Fantastic
    Grats on that!
    I haven't seen them before TOTALLY COOL!
    Who says Dogs are the only creature that's happy to see you?

    Pics --> http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s...r=1248&cat=500

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