Bellus angelfish breeding project

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  1. Chad Vossen

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    Another of our angelfish pairs have started spawning! Actually, by the size of tonight's spawn, I'd say they've been busy for a few weeks and we just haven't noticed.

    This pair was sent to us from Quality Marine, so we are grateful for their support on this project. As with most wild caught fish, this pair had lost some weight by the time we received them. They immediately took to LRS reef frenzy, and LRS fertility blend, which they are fed twice a day. After a few months, they've gained back all their weight and are now in breeding condition.

    We are planning to attend MACNA, so we are not starting any larval runs right now. When we get back, I'll probably give the multibar first priority, but we'll be starting the bellus soon after.

    Video of their spawn
     
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    Very cool Chad!
     
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    Thanks for the video Chad, good luck when you get back
     
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    Awesome! Keep us all posted
     
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    EGGS!!
     
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    Very nice Chad! Thanks for sharing
     
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    We got to day 15 on that last batch of bellus, but lost most of them around day 8 due to our copepod cultures not producing enough to keep up. After day 8, we kept them alive on rotifers, and scrapped this batch to prepare for the next.
    We are gearing up for another larval run, just waiting on our copepod cultures to mature a little bit more.

    Here's a fun video we did last night showing some bellus eggs that we harvested. You'll notice that healthy fertile eggs float, while infertile eggs sink to the bottom.
     
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    Bellus angel hatching from the egg!

     
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    Bellus angel hatching from the egg!

     
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    Love this thread. Captive propagation instead of wild harvest of all species possible should be the long term goal of the hobby. Thanks for your contribution!!!!!!!!!! So awesome.
     
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    Quick update to the bellus angelfish. We've got 4 remaining that are near settlement.
    This could be the first confirmed rearing of the bellus angelfish.
    Enjoy!

     
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    Thanks Chad, another great video
     
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