|Posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
My friend Kevin has a pair of Amphiprion chrystopterus that he, by magic, got to survive and spawn. He is a really skilled aquarist! These clownfish don't ship well from the wild, and few survive captivity. He has them spawning! He is also a really generous guy and this time, he shared the eggs with me. He scraped them off the rock upon which they were laid, and gave me half. I hatched them in an upturned, bottom-cut-off soda bottle with air bubbling up from the capped end, now the bottom. I partially submerged the Hatcher in a partially filled, and heated Black Round Tub (BRT) to keep them warm. After 2 nights they hatched, and now I am the proud keeper of 50 - 100 day old chrysopterus larvae!
Here is a video of one of the eggs: Note the heartbeat!
Here is a picture of one of the hours-old larvae: