The Lightning Project

The ongoing saga of the PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish breeding project.

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So I’ve been busy, nothing else really to it, just busy.  I’ve been remiss in posting up some photos of the Lightning Maroon Clownfish offspring as they’ve been developing.  I’ll be posting up  a large collection of shots from the past couple weeks, and we’ll start with: 7-17-2012

These fish just keep getting better and better. I have tons of images, but I can’t wait until I can actually get really good images for everyone to see. I’m sure some people may be wondering why the images are so “crappy”. Well, I’m shooting without a macro lens for starters. But there’s also something […]

…I will name this one Tesla.  12 days post hatch.  Already mean as snot and fighting in the tub.

Settlement is almost done…a few stragglers tonight, just before midnight on 7/9/2012.  You caught a glimpse of this expanded photo set earlier this morning @ ReefBuilders. I have to pull my thoughts together to post up some very important information about possible genetics (granted, it is all premature…what looks “odd” at this point could totally […]

I let Jake Adams break the news on ReefBuilders, sending him shots in the late/earlier hours (depends on your frame of mind).  I’m quoting an excerpt from Jake’s great writeup from ReefBuilders here, because he really presents an objective view. “Even though the maroon lighting maroon clownfish was paired with a related Premnas biaculeatus from Papua New Guinea, […]

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…

So this amounts to a chronological retelling of the story to date, this time with photos, starting  a couple weeks back now.  Perhaps not in as much detail as my minute-by-minute updates, but a good overview of the run to date. June 21st, 2012 The ongoing health problems with the Lightning Maroon remained, and the […]

Shot in the very wee hours of the morning on 6/29/2012:

So not sure how much I’ve conveyed, but the jist was that I had an artificial incubation hatch last night. Once hatched, I tinted the water (about 5 gallons of broodstock water) green with Reed Mariculture’s RotiGreen Nanno (a frozen algae paste specifically made for use in greenwater technique).  It took about 20 drops.  I […]

Some photos of the nest laid yesterday 🙂 The big question now is how I’m going to be dealing with the eggs / babies while I’m speaking to the Boston Reefers next weekend!  Mike’s Maroons are on a 7 day schedule, and I can certainly bump up the temp a bit to encourage faster incubation […]