FROM YELLOW TANG - can clownfish breeding offer good gain

Postby yellow tang » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:19 pm

im going to plan it out fully to convince my parents
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Postby rbdesigns » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:19 pm

How long did it take everyone to start to break even? I think I should've seen some return already, but I haven't got the rearing down and have been battling disease in my system. Thinking back on it, I should've started small, maybe 1 or 2 pairs, instead of the 22 pairs I have with nothing to show for it.
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Postby pimpdis996 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:33 pm

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I might also suggest at least considering some "green" techniques for pollution control, especially on grow out. Perhaps denitrification and algae scrubbing to lessen the amount of water you have to go through? It's at least worth a cost-benefit analysis!
hey matt what would u mean by green techniques and how would u go about it or do it i am very interested to learn .
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Postby William » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:27 pm

pimpdis996,

Search for Green Water Technique....
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Postby pimpdis996 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:29 pm

i meant as in pollution control
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Postby William » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:56 pm

As did I......Phytoplanton, like all algae metabolises nitrogen during photosynthesis.
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Postby danch » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:41 pm

Algae scrubbers might be better for grow out.

Don't some food-fish farms do a sort of batch algae scrubbing? It seems like when Mike Roe visited the fish farm, the moved water from Bass rearing to Tilapia, then into a swamp, where nitrogenous compounds were processed.
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Postby yellow tang » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:08 am

no need to plan now.. after looking at my tank for my blenny, i had discovered my clownfish layed eggs!!!! will have to let the first couple of hatchlings get eaten :x so i can set up a new tank for rearing
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Postby mpedersen » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:13 am

pimpdis996 wrote:
mpedersen wrote:I might also suggest at least considering some "green" techniques for pollution control, especially on grow out. Perhaps denitrification and algae scrubbing to lessen the amount of water you have to go through? It's at least worth a cost-benefit analysis!

hey matt what would u mean by green techniques and how would u go about it or do it i am very interested to learn .


Hey Frank,

By green techniques, I was thinking of things like recycling used water for phytoplankton culture (rather than putting it down the drain), or using things like Xenia to scrub the water clean, which in turn could produce a valuable by-product...
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Postby KathyL » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:16 am

Can you grow xenia at 27 ppt salinity?
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Postby David M » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:52 am

KathyL wrote:Can you grow xenia at 27 ppt salinity?


Absolutely not, I just tried this last week :roll: I didn't really do it on purpose but I did it just the same.

As for aquaculture being "Green" I doubt you'll ever earn that title until you figure out a way to do it without using tremendous amounts of energy ( heat, light, pumps etc ).
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Postby DThom » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:26 pm

David M wrote:As for aquaculture being "Green" I doubt you'll ever earn that title until you figure out a way to do it without using tremendous amounts of energy ( heat, light, pumps etc ).


Sure you can. You would just need to use solar, or wind generated energy ;-)
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Postby William » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:27 pm

David M wrote:As for aquaculture being "Green" I doubt you'll ever earn that title until you figure out a way to do it without using tremendous amounts of energy ( heat, light, pumps etc ).


So would this count?

http://geoheat.oit.edu/bulletin/bull16-4/art5.htm

The farm is heated/powered by the exhaust of a nearby geothermal power plant.... :)
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Postby LA Aquaculture » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:04 am

yes it is possoble with alot of time you can do more exotic species
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Postby mpedersen » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:12 am

LA Aquaculture wrote:yes it is possoble with alot of time you can do more exotic species


I'm confused, what is this responding to?
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Postby LA Aquaculture » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:20 pm

is it possible to make money and at 16 with summer coming up you have time on your hands
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Re: FROM YELLOW TANG - can clownfish breeding offer good gain

Postby Fearlessmoto » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:11 pm

The kid has a good idea here, heres a possible course of action for you, get the suggested equipment, an established tank for your brood pair, a ten gallon tank for rearing the fry, and a larger tank(30-55 gallons) for raising the fry to sellable size.
then when your pair starts laying eggs, you do what you are doing now, ask the pros, if you really want to make a profit out of this someday,rear a batch of fish to sellable size, then head to fishcoalition.com, we are setting up a wholesaleing operation, and might be able to help you find buyers, IM NOT GARUNTEEING ANYHTING but at the very worst you might be able to get some info from some really good breeders on how to sell, pricing practices and how to get the best quality out of your fish, also in Keeping up in MOFIB also check out rareclownfish.com, these guys deal specifically with breeding and raising clownfish, I find them and this site to be a very valuable source of information when used in conjunction with one another.
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