The Lightning Project

The ongoing saga of the PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish Breeding Project

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So Mike Doty has had comparable luck to some of my better “early runs”; Spawn #27 remains at his house and in a startling role reversal, I’m now watching HIS fishroom.  As of yesterday, I discovered the first post-meta offspring, a Lightning juvenile, in the warmer, more lightly-stocked right BRT.  The rest are still pre-meta fish.

Spawn #28 was pulled too early, and I should have listened more to Mike Hoang’s advice to do an H2O2 dip on eggs that don’t hatch in the first night.  It seems that the eggs remained viable on the tile up until yesterday afternoon, 4-8, but the majority never hatched. Interestingly, it wasn’t until the morning of 4-8 that the last of the eggs in with the parents had disappeared. There are a scant few larvae in the 10 gallon tank from this batch as a result.

The other news to report is that on the afternoon of 4-8-2014, the 29th spawn was put down by the Lightning Maroons.  Based on my dates, I should pull the tile for hatching next Monday, the 14th.

Spawn #12 still holding…

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Despite all the crazy effort last night to prep for a hatch on spawn #12, it’s now 10:20 AM and nothing has hatched.  We are definitely past 144 hours post spawn…based on hatch times from prior clutches they should have hatched, but the 6+ day incubation time always seems short.  So hopefully I didn’t kill the eggs with the H202 treatment; there are no eggs on the ground, and nothing hatched, so hopefully it’s just another day and they’ll hatch tonight.  We shall see…

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