It’s delightful to see that the Lightning Maroon pair has finally settled into a spawning routine.  No sooner had I botched spawn #11, and they go put down spawn #12.  On an interesting side note, I discovered what apparently happened with Spawn #10 – about a week after the larvae had all vanished, I took a look at the black round tub that was sitting there, now empty.  It was absolutely OVERRUN with hyrdoid medusas.  I’m not sure how hydroids got into the mix; the other BRT, which contains a single now post-settlement juvenile Lightning Maroon baby (so cute) has not had any hydroid issues crop up.  I’ll have to drain and sterilize the BRTs before using them for Spawn #12.

Spawn #12 was laid on September 15th, 2013.  This means, based on our current “144 hours” to hatch rate, means I need to pull the eggs as early as this coming Saturday night, September 21st.  This is spawn number #12, photographed 24 hours after being laid.

Lightning Maroon Clownfish Spawn #12

Lightning Maroon Clownfish Spawn #12

Lightning Maroon Clownfish Spawn #12

Lightning Maroon Clownfish Spawn #12