View Full Version : Magnesium and clown eggs

02-13-2011, 10:04 PM
To All Clown Breeders...

I was getting ready to start a magnesium boost to try to stop bryopsis in tank. My B&W ocellaris spawned (current batch is now 55 days old) just as I was ready to start. Does anyone know if the raised levels of magnesium will harm the egg development over the next nine days?

As of now, I do not plan to tempt fate. I plan to wait until I have harvested the larvae. They spawned in a cave and I can't pull eggs out to hatch in separate tank.


Shrimpy Brains
02-13-2011, 10:25 PM
Current batch is 55 days old??? Did you mean 5?

The eggs should hatch in 8 to 11 days from spawning.
I would wait. I try to keep my parameters the same from spawning to hatching. I would think a
Massive increase in mag would effect things such as cal. Alk and ph.
Just my opinion.

02-13-2011, 10:30 PM
I just did the tech m in my tank with the onyx percs, but they haven't spawned in a few months. I would hold off on it, but honestly don't think it would damage the eggs.

02-15-2011, 7:47 PM
Well, I did mean 55 days, now 57 days. That is how old the current batch of babies is.

The new eggs were laid Saturday evening and should hatch Monday if they stay to the same schedule the previous hatch did.

Decided to wait on Tech M treatment until after hatch. But now I have another question.

Has anyone noticed any adverse affects on an anemone? :unsure:

02-16-2011, 12:18 AM
none here