The Lightning Project

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

Browsing Posts tagged spawn #8

So I was gone for only 24 hours….24 HOURS, and I come back to find that the fry from Spawn #8 are gone.  Not sick, not dying, not dead.  GONE.  As in VANISHED.  As in “NO BODIES”.  Honestly I have no clue what’s going on there…it was a small group, probably less than 10, with […]

What’s it going to take to get a good batch of Lightning Maroons to hatch out?  Seriously! So you’ll probably know that I’ve been having problems both in timing the pulling of the nest, as well as split hatches and/or eggs dying if pulled prematurely.  While it seems that eggs are often ready to hatch […]

So yes, there was a spawn I posted a photo of back on July 31st; spawn #8; this was the one they put down on July 29th. I didn’t run the larval snagger on the night of August 5th as I had hoped, because I still don’t have mine back from it being lent out […]

Two photos shot tonight in the fishroom – one is the pair on their latest spawn, and the other is my personal favorite holdback, the one I’m using to document pattern development 😉  Enjoy!    

So 8 days definitely would have been the right call.  I’m going to heed this warning to myself on the next spawn. On 7-26-2013, there was definitely a hatch of offspring.  Somewhere between 25 and 50 larvae had hatched out, but the REST OF THE NEST remained unhatched. By the morning of 7-27-2013, what I […]