8 days post hatch. To brine, or not to brine, that is the question.
First noticed this at roughly 1:30 PM on July 7th, 2012. Dare you to hold your breath…
Hi Matt – Very exciting. I can’t wait to hear more!
so the pattern is starting to emerge…..
next 2 month is going to be great…
how many larvae are there now….?..i guess there won’t be much die off from this point…
My guess would be 50-100 larvae remain at this point.
you guys are doing a great job. congrats, to see you go through so much adversity in so little time, you guys in Minnesota rock. keep up the great work. Hope the adults get better. thanks for making the hobby alot more interesting and fun.
even if 20 survive that will be enough…a decent genetic pool to work with if something happen with lightning maroon….though i don’t know what BZA will decide…as far i remember you said back in 2010 that BZA had the right to accept or reject first two batch,right?
Amit, 20 is better than none, yes. Let’s just say this was a recessive trait; if so, all the offspring should carry one dose. If they do, then mating any two siblings together should result in roughly 25% Lightnings in the F2 generation. Yes, Blue Zoo still has the right of first refusal on the first couple batches of offspring I was able to produce; that’s a gentleman’s offer to them in return for the consideration they showed me when asking to take charge of this project in the first place.
i am hoping that some will have it more predominant than others….if one of them can be mated with lightning itself(provided it survives another 2-3 years),then a solid line will occur……we don’t know when will another wild lightning appear anyway….
It might be interesting to see if one of these fry eventually could be paired with the other “lightning/semi lightning” clownfish from PNG.
See bottom of http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/2012/the-lightning-maroon-clownfish-finally-spawned/
I have been to two county fairs, a goat roast and an ugly tongue contest, but this is by far the best thing I have ever seen!
Good stuff. I may have missed it, but did you ever do a skin scrape on the Lightning to see if you can get down to the bottom of the popeye?
Hey Josh, I have not done a skin scrape on the Maroon at this point in time.
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