— raising clownfish

Onyx Percula Clownfish Juvenilles

My first two batches of Onyx Percula clownfish have hit 10 months old and are looking pretty good.   They are getting some interesting patterns, and are beginning to develop their black coloration.  Most of them are close to 1.5 inches in size.  One thing that I think is interesting is there are two different color variations that seem to be showing up.  One variation has a darker orange coloration and the other ones are very light orange almost yellow coloration. From what I have heard this has been seen with some other peoples Onyx Percula clownfish.  I plan to keep...

Onyx Percula Clownfish Breeding Update

Well I have been having some struggles with clownfish larvae dying the first night after hatch.  This time I tried mixing using a  50/50 mix of  water from my brood stock system and freshly made saltwater.  It seemed to make a big difference as I had about 75-100 clownfish larvae alive after the first night.  Over the next 10 days I lost some but I still have around 50 or so left that went through metamorphosis.  At this point they are looking pretty good and eating a ton of food.  I am using TDO size "a" dry food and newly...

Raising Clownfish at Home

Over the last 10 years there has been a ton of advancement in the saltwater aquarium hobby.  Breeding and raising clownfish has become increasing popular among saltwater aquarium hobbyists.  It can be fun and quite rewarding but it takes a lot of work and dedication to do it.  This article is a quick overview on the process to clownfish. The basic stages in the raising process are spawning, hatching, larvae and grow out.  Through this site there will be more detailed information about each step for different species of clownfish.  The basics of each stage is listed below Read the article →