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Author Topic: Breeding Journal, Species: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinalfish)  (Read 4616 times)
rangereefer
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« on: September 12, 2010, 03:06:03 am »

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:  Pterapogon Kauderni
Social Structure:  Pair
Size of Individuals: approx 3 inches
Age of Individuals: Unknown Wild caught
Date added to Tank: August 14th Acquired from Drs Foster and Smith retail outlet

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 46 Gallon
Substrate Details: Sand
Filtration Details: coralife super skimmer 125, Live Rock
Water Changes: 10g monthly
Water Temperature: 79 degrees F
Lighting:  6 Bulb T5
Lighting Cycle:  8 Hours on
Other Tank Inhabitants: pair of percula clowns, Diamond Goby, Scooter Blenny

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: Varies Rod's foods, enriched Brine, Mysis (makes up the majority)
Feeding Schedule:  3 times per day

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 09/10/2010
Spawn Time of Day:  Evening
Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
Courtship Details: Female approached male closely and quivered rapidly then would move to the other side and quiver.
Egg Size:  Unknown, Male is holding
Egg Color: Unknown
Egg Count: Unknown

Hatch Details
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Hatch Time of Day:
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Larvae Description:


Larval Tank Details
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Water Changes:

Larval Feeding Details
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Feeding Schedule:

Metamorphosis/Settlement
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Days after Hatch:
Date of Settlement End:
Description of Fry:

Grow-Out Tank Details
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Size at Transfer:
Age at Transfer:

Grow-Out Feeding Details
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Additional Information
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 03:10:43 am »

Male is holding now and refusing food for the last two days after eating aggressively since I acquired him.

Best pic I could get at the moment he is camera shy and moves away into the rocks whenever I attempt a picture.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 09:35:38 pm »

Male swallowed or spit the eggs on Saturday Morning/Friday night
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 09:40:36 pm »

mike are you sayimg that you do or do not have babies?
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 12:00:34 am »

Well, for a first time spawn, nothing to be alarmed about yet.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 08:01:26 am »

No babies he swallowed or spit out the eggs and they were consumed during the night. Nah for first time it was what I expected to happen
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 11:10:38 pm »

He's holding again...just happened tonight.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 11:21:28 pm »

Keep an eye on him!
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 10:10:01 pm »

15 days holding as of today...heres to hoping he holds...
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 12:36:01 am »

Oh you have this in the bag.  At this point, you COULD pull them and artificially incubate them without too much trouble, so if they disappear over the next few days prematurely, make a note and start planning for artificial incubation in future batches...up to you how many attempts you give him before you go that route,but 15 days is doable.  Earliest I've heard of is 4 days, my only AI success took a hatch that was 8 days post spawn.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 03:07:50 am »

Thats what I figured. If he swallows prematurely I'll pull em next time.   I've been keeping a spreadsheet of each of their attempts (date of spawn and result with date)...He's been holding longer each time (this is the 4th so far) he's been creeping up, this time he has held a bit longer. The second was a bit shorter but I think that was caused by me stressing him. I was messing in the tank and they seem really sensitive to just about anything in the water. I think I'll have to end up pulling him (Or artificially incubating them every other spawn or something) eventually to give him some R&R if he does end up holding to term repeatedly though...she's laying 21 days apart...which doesn't give him much time to recover if he holds full term.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 11:50:24 am »

Considering that 21-25 days is full term on a male, if she is ready and forcing him to spawn at 21 days, you may actually NEED to pull him.  You'll see...if he drops babies at lets say 23 days and he's holding again a day or two later, it's going to require a separation after each spawn so he can recuperate.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 07:27:44 pm »

Thats what I was figuring maybe time to setup a rockless tank...these guys are good at hiding and running away the male if I so much as look at him too long will run away when he's holding...either that or make a trap Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2010, 08:58:43 pm »

You can use terra cotta flowerpots for shelters...
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