setup for rearing maroon clowns

setup for rearing maroon clowns

Postby skipper » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:56 pm

Hello all,

i am new to this forum and i have to say that i have found your forums quite helpful. id like to post my setup and see what suggestions you have to improve it. :?:

4x 2L bottles full of nanno.
i use about half a bottle a day to feed my rotifers.
culture and fert. from florida aquaculture

5g bucket full of L-strain rotifers.
i strain about 1/3 of it a day and feed to my various tanks as i have not harvested eggs yet.

Brine shrimp:
2x 1L upturned bottles that i hatch them in
i grow them out for now in jars and feed them with my nanno

fry tank:
12G eclipse tank with 2x 4" fluorescents

is what i am doing so far wrong?
what method for collecting the fry on hatch night would you recomend?
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Re: setup for rearing maroon clowns

Postby chuggy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:11 pm

ha ha nothing. tell us more about your fry tank setup. You may want to consider other options for your food choices. Not that theres anything wrong with what your doing. Ive found that culturing rots over a long period of time is a big enough pain, but to also then to have to culture brine and phyto became lots of work and not much fun. Ive replaced the phyto with reeds rotigrow plus its sooooooooo much easier lasts a really long time and a little bit goes a long way. Brine shrimp ive skipped alltogether using very small particle foods like the otohime products or the spectrum fry formula. they have worked well for me and made my life much easier.
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Re: setup for rearing maroon clowns

Postby Luis A M » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:26 pm

I agree that you could culture your rots on pastes,but I keep using bbs.You need just one bottle,and no need to feed them.
My protocol for clowns is:
Rots:days 1 to 7.
Bbs:days 5 to 30.
Oto B1:meta to selling.
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Re: setup for rearing maroon clowns

Postby downbydasea » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:17 pm

also not sure if you are aware but maroons are mean little fish, they will basically destroy each other. I dont know what others do but in the past having large places to split them up was very helpful....
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Re: setup for rearing maroon clowns

Postby skipper » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:32 pm

im low on cash and ive got enough time so id rather grow the nanno myself if possible.

thx for the advice downbythesea. will that become a problem before grow out?

what are your opinions on OGP vs. otohime?
what is an aged sponge filter?
how long should i keep the lights on in the fry tank?
what are the optimum SGs for fry, nanno, brinehatching, and L-strain rotifers.
should i be concerned with DHA enriching my rotifers with Iso etc... or will pure nanno do?

not to worry i have ordered 2 books on amazon that come highly recommended by MOFIB, though i still cant get my hands on the fabled wilkerson
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