Breeding Journal: Amphiprion percula

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    Breeding Journal DataSheet


    General
    Species: Amphiprion percula
    Common Name: Onyx True Percula
    Social Structure: Monogamous pair-bond
    Size of Individuals: Female 4", Male 3"
    Age of Individuals: Unknown
    Date added to Tank: 07/2010

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 10 Gallon
    Substrate Details: Bare Bottom
    Filtration Details: HOB Filter and Sponge Filter
    Water Changes: 50% bi-weekly to monthly
    Water Temperature: 82F
    Lighting: 2 T5
    Lighting Cycle: 14 hours, 7:30-21:30
    Other Tank Inhabitants: None

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Frozen: Selcon Enriched Brine Shrimp, Jumbo Mysis, Nutrimar Ova. Dry: Pellets and Flake.
    Feeding Schedule: Twice Daily, Morning and Evening. Sometimes an additional feeding is provided late evening.

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 10/28/2010
    Spawn Time of Day: Evening
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 11/10/10, 11/24/10, 01/13/11, 03/14/11, 03/28/11, 04/19/11, 07/16/11, 07/31/11, 08/11/11, 8/21/11, 09/13/2011
    Courtship Details: Male and Female rub on the ceramic tiles in circles
    Egg Size: ~2 mm
    Egg Color: Orange
    Egg Count: ~400

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 04/27/2011,...,09/21/2011
    Hatch Time of Day: 22:30
    # Days after Spawn: 9
    Larvae Description: Fully formed eyes, mouth and gut with an orange coloration.


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: 78F
    Size of Larval Tank: 10g
    Substrate Details: Bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor:
    Filtration Details: Water Changes
    Lighting: Cheap Florescent masked for low light
    Lighting Cycle: 12/12
    Water Changes: Daily

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: L Strain Rotifers, Newly Hatched Baby Brine Shrimp
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous ala Greenwater

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 09/29/2011
    Days after Hatch: 8
    Date of Settlement End: 10/03/2011
    Description of Fry: Elongated with fins being more apparent. Movement is more fluid. They swim like fish wiggling their tails and flapping their fins in a very controlled manner.

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature: 80F
    Size of Grow-Out Tank: 23g
    Substrate Details: Bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: Flower Pot
    Filtration Details: Small (5g) Sponge Filter
    Lighting: Magnetic Shop Light on a timer.
    Lighting Cycle: 14/10
    Water Changes: Bi-Monthly water changes.
    Size at Transfer: N/A (1/2"-3/4")
    Age at Transfer: N/A

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: Otohime B2 and C1
    Feeding Schedule: Morning and Evening

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information:
     
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    Last Tuesday I noticed that this pair had spawned. Unfortunately on Sunday the eggs were gone. They either ate the eggs or the larvae hatched and got eatten at that point. There was no trace of them on Sunday morning.

    I'll be keeping a very close eye on the tank from this point on. The female looks gravid. I'm hoping they'll spawn again in the next few days.
     
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    They spawned for the second time today:

    [​IMG]

    It happened sometime between 10am and 6pm.
     
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    are the eggs safely secured?
     
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    You bet, I've got my chihuahua on guard duty :biglaugh2:
     
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    Day 2:

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    Quite a few eggs are gone. Perhaps I should stop taking pictures of them. I may be aggravating them a bit too much.
     
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    woah, when did you get that pair? they one of cquest's breedibg pair?
     
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    07/2010

    Yes Lue, you may not remember but you've seen the pair in person.
     
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    wait! this was the pair you had in your 120?
     
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    Yes indeed.
     
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    wow no way! they didnt look a thing like that when i saw them! holy crap they turned out good!
     
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    Yeah the female blackened/onyx'ed out completely since then. The male is pretty much the same, though. I'm gonna see if I can find some old pics and do a before and after to show everyone else what we're talking about.
     
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    Day 3:
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    The eggs are starting to darken.
     
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    Day 4:
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    Day 5:
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    Day 6:
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    And then there were four...
     
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    Day 7: There were three...
    Day 8: There was one...
    Day 9: There were none.

    I'll be pulling the eggs right away next round.
     
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    since supposally they spawn every 2 weekish, why not just let them learn how to tend to their eggs? eventually, hopefully, they'll get it right. Unless you are itching to raise them, do anything you can to ensure they hatch. :beerchug:
     
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    At this point in time the goal is to produce clownfish. I'm not necessarily interested in having the parents tend their eggs. The benefit to having them in charge of this task could be debated. Trust me, they'll have plenty of time to practice their parenting skills in the future. For now I'll practice mine ;)
     

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