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« on: August 26, 2017, 04:54:32 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 figaro
Social Structure: male and female pair
Size of Individuals: 1.5 inches
Age of Individuals:unknown
Date added to Tank: 8/23/2017

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 10 gallon tank
Substrate Details: none
Filtration Details: HOB Marine Land Penguin Bio Wheel 100, filter spong (mostly used to seed the tank when I first set it up).
Water Changes: 20% monthly
Water Temperature: 80f
Lighting: Ambient from adjacent tanks
Lighting Cycle: roughly 7AM on and 9PM off
Other Tank Inhabitants: three Lysmata wurdemanni

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: pellets(otohime B2), thawed brine and mysis shrimp, newly hatched brine, tigger pods
Feeding Schedule: multiple times per day, at least three feedings

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 1/13/2018
Spawn Time of Day: 1:00PM
Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
Courtship Details: Male and Female in and out of the spawn site, both in at times. Other than that no specific courtship noticed
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Hatch Details
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Larvae Description:


Larval Tank Details
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Larval Feeding Details
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Metamorphosis/Settlement
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Date of Settlement End:
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Grow-Out Tank Details
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If your thread does not contain these photos the MBI Committee will not be able to approve your reports.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 04:57:00 pm »

I started with three yellow line gobies on Wednesday 8/23/2017. I added one more to the mix Friday 8/25/2017. Today 8/26 it was clear that two of the fish have paired off and were picking on the other two. I removed the two that were being picked on and put them in a breeder net in the same tank. The two in the tank seem to always be near each other. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 04:58:34 pm »

These are the two that paired up.
https://youtu.be/245yMXM1h9I
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 10:03:00 pm »

After 3 1/2 months I have yet to have a spawn. The two that paired off are always swimming together and eat a ton and are fat, but not spawning. So I swapped one of them for one of the odd ball outs that was in a breeder net. The one now in the breeder net and the other part of the
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 07:35:48 pm »

Nooo...looks like you got cut off again!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 10:04:49 pm »

Nooo...looks like you got cut off again!

I just attempted two post, deleted both since they were cut off.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 07:59:02 pm »

That whole swapping fish trick didn't work Cry. The next morning the newly introduced fish was dead. I put the pair back together, they're looking just as happy as ever. Just no eggs...
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 10:46:48 pm »

The pair is finally starting to look like a pair! One is noticeably longer and the other is chubby. They also have started hanging out in the back of the tank near the sponge filter. Possible things to come.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 12:24:41 pm »

90% sure this pair is spawning as I'm typing this! problem is they picked just about the hardest place for me to see them. I have two sets of pvc pyramids made of 3 inch pieces of pvc. Each one has two larger pieces ( 1inch ) on bottom and a smaller (1/2 ) inch piece on the top. They have decided to spawn between the two bottom pieces and the bottom of the tank. I can see them in there but I can see eggs and I can't get them in a picture. If they continue to look like they did for sure spawn there and I can't get a picture ill pick it up to get egg pics. Ill probably wait until after I collect a hatch to make sure that is what is going on. I think this will be my next focus project.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 01:40:26 pm »


Squint, close your left eye and tilt your head to the right and you can just barely see some eggs between the bottom pieces of pvc.


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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 03:25:18 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0RSVZWgKcw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GfJ3IEtDGM

Not sure if I caught them in the act but both the male and female are under the pvc.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 11:40:54 am »

I don't think the eggs hatched but they're gone today. The male was not as attentive as I would have expected, first time spawners.
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