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« on: December 31, 2017, 07:19:20 pm »

Breeding Journal DataSheet
This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place or changes are made to your system

General

Species: Elacatinus multifasciatus
Social Structure: male/female pair.
Size of Individuals: about one inch
Age of Individuals: unknown
Date added to Tank: early October 2017

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: in a Breeder net that is in a 20 gallon tank,
Substrate Details: none
Filtration Details: The tank has a HOB Penguin Bio Wheel 100
Water Changes: 25% monthly
Water Temperature: 80f
Lighting: basic aquarium hood light
Lighting Cycle: 7AM on 9PM off
Other Tank Inhabitants: none in the basket, the tank has a molly miller pair and a tomato clown pair

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: mostly Otohime B2, but I also feed them tigger pods and baby brine every other day or so.
Feeding Schedule: I usually feed three times daily morning, noon and night, but at least two times daily

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 12/31/2017
Spawn Time of Day: unknown, I found the first spawn at 6:00pm, second spawn was between 7:30AM and 1:00PM
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 1/8/2018 found at 1:00PM, 1/14/2018, 1/20/2018 found at 10:30AM,  
Courtship Details: not actually witnessed the first spawn. The male is constantly swimming up to the female and sometimes nudging her on the side. He then swims back into the PVC. He is very spastic about getting her attention (see video from post on 1/20/2018).
Egg Size: I would estimate 1mm. They're smaller than clownfish eggs, probably the same as Neon goby eggs.  
Egg Color: The eggs were light pink when I first found them. As they developed they turned silver, about a day before hatch they turned clear with black shiny eyes.
Egg Count: first clutch is pretty small, maybe 50 eggs

Hatch Details
Hatch Date: 1/7/18
Hatch Time of Day: believed early morning,
# Days after Spawn: 7 days
Larvae Description: very thin long slivers, silver in appearance with big eyes


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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 07:27:37 pm »

I didn't realize I hadn't started a journal for these until tonight when I found eggs! I think I received these in early October of their year (2017). I have two pairs set up in two different breeder nets in the same 20 gallon tank. One of the "pairs" doesn't get along very well, the smaller one hides almost all the time. The pair that spawned today get along well, always out and about and feed well together. The male has an elongated first dorsal spine and is slightly larger than the female. The male seems to be guarding the eggs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 07:35:54 pm »





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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 04:44:42 pm »




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Found a couple babies this morning, 1/7/18. They hatched sometime between 11:30PM last night and 8:30AM this morning.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 04:45:34 pm »




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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 12:27:37 pm »

The spawn from 1/8/2018 was gone by 1/10/2018.  Angry The female is still nice and plump and the male is constantly courting her. I bumped up the amount of pods and brine shrimp they are getting, hoping this increases the egg numbers and continues the spawning.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 09:50:47 pm »

New spawn today. In the adjacent PVC from previous spawns.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 11:52:56 am »

I missed the hatch last night/ this morning. I found new eggs again back in the first spot, this morning around 10:00AM.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 12:09:35 pm »

Video of male courting the female. The first spawn is still in the PVC tube, he's just so excited.

https://youtu.be/bUYZCLTRjeM


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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 12:15:35 pm »


Silvery eggs showing development, close to hatch.


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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 09:14:04 pm »

The eggs from yesterday
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 02:20:27 am »

One of my favorite fish!
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