Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Marine Fish Forums > The Fish Breeding Forum
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 01/11/2017, 12:25 PM   #1
richie reef
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 21
Clownfish Eggs Missing

I just noticed 2 days ago my clown pair had laid eggs on a rock next to the anemone.



The next day the anemone had stretch out over top of the rock were the eggs were laid. I didn't think much about this until later last night I was cleaning up my tank and I went to move the anemone back to check on the eggs but they were gone.

After doing some searches on google I though might be the bristle worms in my tank ate the eggs. I checked earlier this morning while all the lights out with a flashlight and noticed my tank had more than I realized count of bristle worms crawling around. I did see a few under the rock the eggs where laid.

Does anyone have any word of advice or helpful thoughts to this one? This is fist time I've noticed my clowns reproducing however, they might of done this before I didn't notice. My female clown is approximately 8 years old and male is around 3.

Thanks in advance!


richie reef is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/11/2017, 08:23 PM   #2
ginpang
Registered Member
 
ginpang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 529
Clownfish Eggs Missing

So many possibilities... Take your pick.
Shrimps love clownfish eggs , so do hermits, crabs,some urchins, some varieties of snails ( nassarius, conch or whelks) along with other critters.
I' m sure bristle worms will eat pretty anything that's not algae.
Other fish in the tank might be the culprits , as well as the parent fish themselves if they are stressed or inexperienced...


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk



Last edited by ginpang; 01/11/2017 at 08:29 PM.
ginpang is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/12/2017, 12:31 AM   #3
richie reef
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 21
Is there anything I can do to prevent the eggs from getting eaten. I'm going to hope they have more eggs in a couple weeks.

Do you have any advise?


richie reef is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/12/2017, 01:34 PM   #4
ginpang
Registered Member
 
ginpang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 529
I don't have a magical answer for the current situation they're in....
The best way is to separate the pair in a different tank without any other critters.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


ginpang is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014