Clownfishes
Subfamily Amphiprioninae

Clownfish are probably the most commonly bred marine ornamental fish. In general, clownfish are easy to breed but doing so does require dedication. That being said, nothing compares with the feeling you'll get if you choose to propagate them. (See below)

The most important thing to understand is that different breeders have different strategies for breeding clownfish. The methods that I describe are the methods that have worked well for me.



Things you will need for hatching:

Materials:
½ gal, 2 gal, 5 gal, 10 gal tanks ( I use 10G tanks with sides and bottom painted black.  The front is left clear but covered for the first several days.)
Air pump w/ tubing and air stone
A gang valve to adjust the bubbles
Small 25W heater
Thermometer
Rotifer strainers (120 and 53 microns)
A dense rotifer culture
Baby brine shrimp (optional, on day 4-5.)
Marine flake food (see food recipes.)
Tank Conditions:
Salinity: 1.020
Temperature: 80-84 degrees
Everything else same as broodstock tank



Specific details about the entire system can be found on this page: 

Note: I start the hatching tank with water siphoned from the broodstock system.  This lowers stress on the eggs.

Most common species of clownfishes: Days to hatch

         Species                                           Incubation time


Amphiprion ocellaris                       
Ocellaris Clownfish                           7-8 days

Amphiprion percula                        
Percula Clownfish                             7-8 days

Amphiprion clarkii                          
Clark's Clownfish                              6-8 days

Amphiprion fenatus                         
Tomato Clownfish                             8-10 days

Amphiprion polymnus                     
Saddleback Clownfish                        7-8 days

Amphiprion nigripes                        
Maldives Clownfish                            7-8 days

Premnas biaculeatus                    
Maroon Clownfish                              6-8 days