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Old 08/11/2017, 06:47 AM   #1
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Blue green chromis spawning

So I woke up this morning to find my chromis doing their mating dance and found eggs all over this artificial plant. YAY! I've never had fish spawn in my tanks b4 so I'm looking for advice as to what I can do to properly care for these guys and ensure the eggs hatch to fry. AIso how do I care for the fry? It's a 60 gallon fowler with 4 chromis and 3 small tangs: a purple, a yellow and a powder brown.

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Old 08/11/2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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Well, first off, you'll need a separate tank to raise the fry in. Second, you'll need brine shrimp eggs ( a lot of them), as well as a rotifer culture, and Nannochloropsis and Isochrysis phytoplankton(they sell these online as frozen, which is the most cost effective option). Check out MOFIB, which I think might have an account of how one person successfully raised their chromis' fry.

Do you have any pictures of the chromis and/or eggs? Are the fish doing parental care? I've not read about chromis breeding in a long time, so it would be cool to know this!

So many fish/corals/inverts to keep/breed, not enough aquaria

Technically on hiatus from the hobby until 2020 or so...I'll pop up every once in a while
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