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« on: June 16, 2017, 10:41:44 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: Scartella cristata
Social Structure: group of four, thought to possibly be 2 pairs.
Size of Individuals: 2.5 inches
Age of Individuals: unknown
Date added to Tank: 6/14/2017

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 20 gallon tank
Substrate Details: none, just a few pieces of 1 inch PVC a clay pot for the clowns and a chunk of live rock
Filtration Details: HOB marine land penguin bio wheel
Water Changes: 20% monthly
Water Temperature: 80f
Lighting: basic aquarium hood light
Lighting Cycle: 7:00AM on 9:30PM off
Other Tank Inhabitants: a pair of tomato clowns

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: pellets
Feeding Schedule: two to three times daily

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: found on 6/21/2017
Spawn Time of Day: unknown, found in the evening. 12/14/17 spawn was witnessed at 8:30PM.
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 7/2/2017, every couple days, its hard to tell when they spawn because they have multiple spawns in one pvc tube. 8/25/2017, 12/14/2017
Courtship Details: not observed
Egg Size: ~1mm maybe 1.5mm
Egg Color: light in color at first but as they develop they are darkening
Egg Count: several hundred, they appear to be from multiple spawns as they are changing colors in groups.

Hatch Details
Hatch Date: 7/8/2017, 7/21/2017
Hatch Time of Day: night after lights out
# Days after Spawn: 6 nights
Larvae Description: kinda look like fruit flies with a dark front and front fins and a clear tail.


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 10:43:55 pm »

Started a new project, picked up some eggs from Matt. Some hatched on Wednesday 6/14/17.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 07:06:26 pm »

First hatch is done. They only lasted a couple days. They seem to be driven to the sides of the BRT more than clownfish. I might need to reduce the lighting a bit. On the bright side of things I did find a new nest of eggs, this is the first spawn for me.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 09:54:00 pm »

Picture of the eggs from my first spawn. This is from the first day I found them, 6/21/2017.


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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 09:54:57 pm »

This is what they look like today.


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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 11:25:51 am »

On both Monday and Tuesday morning this week I noticed fewer eggs in the PVC tube. Today I noticed even fewer eggs. I was suspecting they must have hatched but didn't have proof. This morning I found several little fry swimming in the brood stock tank. I was shocked to find them alive and swimming with the filter running on the tank!
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 05:50:50 pm »

this is one of the babies I found this morning, I'm not trying to raise these, maybe the next hatch.


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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 05:51:50 pm »

This is dad hanging out with his eggs.


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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 09:48:10 pm »

More hatched tonight. I'll give this set a try. I pulled the pvc and set it up in a BRT.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 02:34:37 pm »

The last hatch was not great, i added air bubbles and waited for a hatch. I probably hatched out 30 babies. They didn't last more than a couple days. I noticed the heat in the BRT was in the mid 80's. Ill need to get more prepared with my setup before I try them again. I found a new spawn on 7/2/2017 and they hatched last night 7/8/2017. They also spawned sometime mid last week in the same PVC tube.
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 06:49:49 pm »

I found a new spawn yesterday. It had been a couple weeks since I found a spawn from these guys.
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 08:46:19 pm »

Caught in the act!


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