2015 Summer BBQ, Frag Swap, FragFest August 22nd!!

Join us for our annual club BBQ, frag swap, meetup and membership gathering at Randy’s house in Spokane on August 22nd!

Address: 2524 N Crestline Street, Spokane

Call/Text for Joanne for Directions if needed: 509-370-3475

Food begins at 4PM – bring your favorite potluck item with you; we will have club sponsored burgers and hotdogs available for everyone

Raffles start at 5PM – raffle tickets are $1 each for members. Memberships can be bought/renewed at the event.

This year’s raffle sponsors include:

 

  • Seachem
  • Aquatic Dreams
  • Oceans by Design
  • Barrier Reef
  • Rods Food
  • Aquarium Solutions
  • Inland Corals
  • AquaVitro
  • Reef Nutrition
  • Nualgi
  • Air Water and Ice
  • Seaking Aquariums

rare clownfish

Post from BlueFish:

Several years back, I was in Aquatic Dreams & saw a black & white clownfish in Kevin’s 600 gallon tank. Never seen one like it. He paid a small fortune for it. It  was an amphiprion latezonatus clownfish. The common names are latz clownfish, wideband clownfish, & blue lip clownfish. They are native to southern Queensland  to northern New South Wales, & Lord Howe island. The waters are closed ( or restricted ) to collection  which is why they have a high price tag.

I acquired 4 about 3 years ago & this last Christmas a pair started to spawn. I wanted to try to raise them. This has definately been a learning experience & a challenge. Luckily they spawn on a cycle now so as one batch ends in failure another batch isn’t far behind to try again. Each batch has made it longer than the previous with something new learned each time.

I had about 10 fry from batch #6 make it until I attempted to switch their food from rotifers to artemia.  Lost them all. It was hard to see but it looked like they got a fungus or ich. I then learned artemia eggs can have a lot of bad bacteria & the egg shells can choke fish fry. That is when I learned about decapsulated artemia & the benefits of using them.

I read that its best to leave the eggs the eggs with the clownfish until they are ready to hatch. In my tank they will all get eaten long before hatch time. I was on batch #7 & due to life being busy I didn’t remove the eggs until they were almost gone. As I was removing the rock my saddle wrasse was pecking at the eggs. I could almost hear him say wait, I’m not done eating that! Only a couple hatched. At day 2 thats what I had, 2 fry. It has been about 21 days & I still have the 2 fry. One has gone through metamorphosis & now has white stripes! Batch # 8 hatched last weekend & I have between 15 to 20 fry. I had to get another 10 gallon tank as spawn # 9 has already occurred. I have a lot of time & money involved & hopefully I can achieve long term success!

I was on FB yesterday & came across a suggested site for yourfishstore.com. They have free shipping on all livestock with no minimum. So I had to check it out. I always look to see what types of clownfish a store offers ( mainly to see if they offer latz clownfish ). To my surprise they have tank bred latz clownfish. They are even on sale for $454.30.

I am pretty excited about this whole experience & wanted to share. Anyone else breeding clownfish?

No more CoralProps……

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Hello all,

I just want to inform you that I decided to stop with my business CoralProps. Yes I am going to miss it but it will free up a lot of my time. And on the plus side I am setting up a fish tank in my house!

I still have lots of frags and corals available that I am selling for great prices. We have Acans, Zoanthids, Montiporas, softies, Blastomussas, Micromussa, Favias hammers, mushrooms and many more.

I also have a ton of live rock and lots of equipement that I am selling (skimmers, heaters, powerheads etc)

Give me a call in case you want to visit the greenhouse. I am this weekend available (Saturday after 4pm and most of the Sunday). But next week will work also.

Maybe it will be now a good time to become member of the club!

Best regards,
Henk

Phone: 509-994-5098
email: borst66@hotmail.com

April Photo of the Month

Congratulations Rob & Justine and thanks for submitting your awesome Halloween Crab photo!!

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Be sure to submit your own photos often.
Enter here

Or visit our Facebook page and enter there! Spokane Coeur d’ Alene Reef Society

Each year the winners get a free club t-shirt showcasing all the year’s photo entries! There’s no reason not to enter!!

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March Picture of the Month

Congratulations Stacey! Your picture is the POTM for March!

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Be sure to submit your own photos often.
Enter here

Or visit our Facebook page and enter there! Spokane Coeur d’ Alene Reef Society

Each year the winners get a free club t-shirt showcasing all the year’s photo entries! There’s no reason not to enter!!

Support our Sponsors!

 

February Photo of the Month

Congratulations Ron, our POTM winner for February – its a great pic and the popular choice!

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Be sure to submit your own photos often.
Enter here

Or visit our Facebook page and enter there! Spokane Coeur d’ Alene Reef Society

Each year the winners get a free club t-shirt showcasing all the year’s photo entries! There’s no reason not to enter!!

Support our Sponsors!

 

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