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Author Topic: Breeding Journal, Species: Amphiprion percula  (Read 7417 times)
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« on: July 13, 2014, 04:19:03 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: Amphiprion percula (onyx variant)
Social Structure: male/ female pair, female being dominate
Size of Individuals: female is 2.5 inches male is 1.5-2 inches
Age of Individuals: about 2 years, bred by Matt Pedersen
Date added to Tank: 12/4/12

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 10 gallons
Substrate Details:small amount of sand and crushed coral
Filtration Details: HOB marinland penguin biowheel 100
Water Changes: 3 or 4 gallons every other week
Water Temperature: 80f
Lighting: A basic 36 inch shop light that hangs about a foot from the top of the tank.
Lighting Cycle: 9am on and 10pm off
Other Tank Inhabitants: a couple hermits and snails

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, squid, reef plankton and mega marine by San fransico bay brand, rods original blend, PE mysis, various dry pellets 11/21/15 food switched to pellets, brine, mysis and LRS fertility frenzy.  12/23/15 food is narrowed to just pellets and LRS fertility frenzy two times a day each.
Feeding Schedule: at least 3 times a day but sometimes more

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 7/19/14
Spawn Time of Day: I found the eggs at night but I assume like most clowns the spawn was the middle of the afternoon. Later spawns were witnessed during the afternoon ~ 3:00pm
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 8/2/14, 8/15/14, 8/29/14, 9/10/14, 10/2/14, 10/15/14, 11/1/14, 11/13/14, found on 7/10/15, 1/6/16, 1/22/16, 2/8/16
Courtship Details: typical clownfish courtship, they clean the area they will spawn at with their mouths, the female lays the eggs and then the male makes several passes over the eggs fertilizing them.  
Egg Size: 2-3mm ovals
Egg Color: orange at time of spawn
Egg Count: The first spawn was maybe 40-50 eggs, small clutch but it is very compact and uniform for a first spawn. Consecutive spawn looks much bigger, more in the 100-200 range.

Hatch Details
Hatch Date: 7/14/15, 1/14/16, 1/30/16
Hatch Time of Day: roughly 11:00PM about half an hour after all lights are out in the fish room.
# Days after Spawn: unknown, I found the eggs when they were mostly developed, they already had clearly visible eyes.
Larvae Description: about 4 MM long, oval shaped, clearly visible eyes and light pigmentation on the body.


Larval Tank Details
Temperature: 80 f
Size of Larval Tank: BRT with about 5 gallons in it
Substrate Details: none
Other Tank Decor:none
Filtration Details: none just water changes
Lighting: clamp style shop light about a foot above the BRT
Lighting Cycle: 24 hours on for first two nights and then onto 8AM on and 10PM off
Water Changes: up until settlement I have only done one removal of water. I add about a quart of water daily through a gravity fed drip and then remove water back down to about 5 gallons.

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: Rotifers, otohime A,
Feeding Schedule: rotifers are constantly available up until meta, otohime A was started around day 4

Metamorphosis/Settlement
Date of Settlement Start: 2/7/16
Days after Hatch: 8
Date of Settlement End: 2/9/16
Description of Fry: orange bodies with a white head stripe, eyes are orange, more oval in shape rather than the long skinny presettlement fish. They swim with a wiggle.

Grow-Out Tank Details
Temperature: 80f
Size of Grow-Out Tank: 15 gallon BRT with about 5 gallons in it
Substrate Details: none
Other Tank Decor: none
Filtration Details: just water changes, about half the water volume every other week
Lighting: basic shop clamp light about a foot above the water
Lighting Cycle: 8AM on and 10pm off
Water Changes: about 50% every other week
Size at Transfer: about 1CM
Age at Transfer: almost 60 DPS, I moved them out of the BRT probably on day 58 post settlement.

Grow-Out Feeding Details
Food Types: mostly crushed flakes
Feeding Schedule: two or three times daily

Additional Information
Miscellaneous Information: I don't know why they are so small, my guess is a combination of lack in Maintanance and not as high quality feeds.


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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 04:22:12 pm »

No spawn yet but I have had these guys a while and figured might as well have the journal up and running for when they do. These were a gift from Matt Pedersen 12/4/12. They were pretty small when I got them, both about ½ inch. There color has darkened considerably and the stripes have filled in a lot since then as well. Ill take a long look back and see if I got any pics of them when I got them. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 03:35:51 am »

And boom, the first spawn! Grin Its pretty small, maybe 50 at most but its in a mostly tight cluster. My black ocellaris still can't figure out how to lay a cluster of eggs so for the first spawn I'm impressed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 03:54:59 am »

baby pics of the brood stock from when I got them.


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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 12:44:49 pm »

A couple pics from today, approximately 2 years old. The color is expected to continue to darken and the tail stipes should also fill in with age, the female will be a miss bar on her middle bar. These are onyx percs.


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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 12:45:07 pm »

one more


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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 12:52:22 pm »

The flower pot is oh so conveniently in the back of the tank and is shadowed so getting a good pic of the eggs will be hard. In the video you can kinda see them and you can clearly see the parents tending them.
http://youtu.be/ITCEw3RG0Jk
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 11:02:19 am »

Only a couple eggs are left today, pretty much to be expected from a young pair.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 10:13:04 pm »

There are no eggs left from this first spawn.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 12:57:03 am »

Wow, I go out of town and you spawn the baby Percs I gave you? Wow!
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 02:41:08 am »

 Grin I was hoping the fire clowns would spawn but this was a nice surprise!
Wow, I go out of town and you spawn the baby Percs I gave you? Wow!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 02:39:09 am »

These guys actually had one egg make it to hatch! I thought they were all gone but noticed a couple days later they had one. NEMO! Well ok anyway I'm pretty sure it hatched tonight (sunday), it was hard to tell with just one egg but it was looking pretty silver earlier today and its now gone. That would make hatch on the 8th night.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 11:56:02 pm »

Pictures?  That would seal a hatch report!
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 04:13:47 pm »

Just walked down to feed and found my percs in the middle of spawning!


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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 12:52:31 pm »

Spawn video
http://youtu.be/XV-2VvoeSik
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