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Old 01/13/2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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Clownfish eating eggs

Well after having this pair from very small they finally laid eggs today but they ended up eating them. Is this normal for first spawns?


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Old 01/13/2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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Well after having this pair from very small they finally laid eggs today but they ended up eating them. Is this normal for first spawns?
I have not had any eat the eggs because I separate them when the eyes go silver.

Eat their babies, yup, it's a fish eat fish world.


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Old 01/14/2019, 04:17 AM   #3
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Mine ate them as they were laying them.


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Old 01/17/2019, 10:17 AM   #4
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Wow, clownfish are usually great parents and spend a lot of time looking after the eggs, at least to hatch time. Laid and eaten I seen all the time as they will pick out deficient/damaged eggs, but this may be a dozen or so out of 200-300 during the entire larval stage.

Perhaps they detected and abnormality being the first and nothing goes to waste in the reef.
More soon.....interesting


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Old 01/18/2019, 07:29 PM   #5
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Wow, clownfish are usually great parents and spend a lot of time looking after the eggs, at least to hatch time. Laid and eaten I seen all the time as they will pick out deficient/damaged eggs, but this may be a dozen or so out of 200-300 during the entire larval stage.

Perhaps they detected and abnormality being the first and nothing goes to waste in the reef.
More soon.....interesting
In chatting with a friend who breeds clowns, very normal to eat a first clutch.

Not always, just no surprise...


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Old 01/22/2019, 05:29 PM   #6
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how long have you had the pair? around what size are they ? I am super interested in trying to breed clownfish!


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