Breeding Journal: Amphiprion Percula

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  1. this1fish

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    Breeding Journal DataSheet

    General
    Species: Amphiprion Percula(melanistic varient)
    Common Name: Onyx True Percula
    Social Structure: male/female pair
    Size of Individuals: female: 3", male: 2.25"
    Age of Individuals: unknown
    Date added to Tank: 5/11

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 30B
    Substrate Details: 2" Sand Bed
    Filtration Details: live rock for biofiltration, biopellets, skimmer
    Water Changes: 10-75% as needed, no schedule
    Water Temperature: 82*F
    Salinity: 1.026
    Lighting: 250w MH 14k
    Lighting Cycle: 15hr daylight, 9hr darkness
    Salt Type: Red Sea Pro Salt
    Other Tank Inhabitants: sebae anemone, pair banggai cardinals

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types:
    frozen: Spirulina enhance brine shrimp, Cyclop-eeze, mysis shrimp, krill, rods food.
    prepared: New Life Spectrum marine formula pellets, Atison Betta Pro pellets.
    Feeding Schedule: randomly up to 5 times a day, random food selection.

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 9/17/11
    Spawn Time of Day: 3pm
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
    Courtship Details: "clownfish twitch"
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: orange
    Egg Count: 20


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    not much of a update. They're just sweeping the pot with their tail and rubbing their belly on it. Need to pick up more food from fritz.
     
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    looks like i'm getting closer to a spawn. I've been beefing up the pair and the male has been cleaning the pot consistantly. The female hasnt shown much sign of eggs in her. She looks normal.
     
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    What are you planning on doing with the fry once these guys breed? The parents are very nice looking :beerchug:
     
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    Well, I've always wanted a large school of onyx. Not all the fry will be onyx so i am raising one batch for myself to select up to 12onyx if possible. I'll offer only the best in my eyes that have the onyx gene to others once i've accomplished what I want.
     
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    Nice. Well, I wish you luck. I have always wanted to breed clowns but I don't have the patience. I have bred a few FW fish but never a SW fish.

    Make sure to take lots of pics :beerchug:
     
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    getting closer and closer, female is now helping male clean. Male has been heavily cleaning. female also seems to be starting to get some eggs in her belly. She's now constantly round around her belly vs looking like she hasnt been fed yet.
     
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    Been quite busy lately and haven't had a chance to update. Today marks their first spawn(well atleast a spawn that i have witness).

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    not many eggs left, came back to see about 20ish eggs. male seems to be tending to the eggs quite nicely.
     
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    Same pair just moved to a new setup. I would like to keep this thread.
     
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    Journal Updated. Congratulations on the spawn :nuts:
     
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    either the eggs hatched or got eaten but they all dissappeared. i will document better the next time around.
     
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    today marks another spawn, wasn't home this time when they spawn but the batch is bigger, 200+ eggs would be my guesstimate.

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    4 days into it. the eggs have darken and there are still about 150+ eggs left.

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    looks like they might hatch tonight, if not tomorrow. got the fry catcher and rotifers ready :)

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    Well, what happened? Congrats!
     
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    80% hatch last night, fry trap didn't work. i didn't get a single one. there's sitll 20ish fry that will probably hatch tonight.
     
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    I read that the fry will hatch an hour or two after lights out. It is then easy to shin a light on the top of the tank to attract the larvae, and then syphon them out and into a pail/container half filed with tank water.
     
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    didn't go too well either that night. not a single fry :(.... I moved the pair into one of my 20H with a pot, that way i can just remove the pot to make life easier when they are about to hatch. they should resume spawning shortly.
     

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