Breeding Journal: Elacatinus figaro

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  1. Chad Vossen

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    Breeding Journal DataSheet


    General
    Species: Elacatinus figaro
    Common Name: Yellow line cleaner goby
    Social Structure: Pair
    Size of Individuals: 1inch each
    Age of Individuals: 6-10 months
    Date added to Tank: not recorded

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 2 gallons
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Filtration Details: plumbed to larger broodstock system
    Water Changes: 5 gallons every other day
    Water Temperature: 82
    Salinity: 1.025
    Lighting: T5
    Lighting Cycle: 12 hours on
    Salt Type: Mixed salt
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Pair of clownfish

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: TDO C2 and Frozen Mysis and brine shrimp
    Feeding Schedule: 4x daily on pellets, and frozen as a treat

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: None documented
    Spawn Time of Day: Afternoon typically
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 11/1, 11/9
    Courtship Details: Swimming side by side and going into gray PVC pipe
    Egg Size: estimating 1mm
    Egg Color: white
    Egg Count: 100-150

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 11/7/12
    Hatch Time of Day: 15 minutes after lights out
    # Days after Spawn: 6
    Larvae Description: Hatched when tapped against bottom of beaker. Larvae are thin and long bodied. poor swimming abilities.


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature:84
    Size of Larval Tank: 20 gallon BRT
    Substrate Details: Bare bottom
    Salinity: 1.025
    Other Tank Decor: heater and air line
    Filtration Details: Heater, air line, water changes
    Salt Type: Mixed salts
    Lighting: 24/7 CFL flood lamp
    Lighting Cycle: continuous
    Water Changes: when needed, usually 3 gallons/week

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Rotifers and Harp copepods from reef tank
    Feeding Schedule: continuous.

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 12/9/12
    Days after Hatch: 32
    Date of Settlement End: 12/9/12
    Description of Fry: Behaves like an adult, without the coloration. Still clear. Eyes gained pigment and some black developing.

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature: 80
    Size of Grow-Out Tank: 18 gallons
    Substrate Details: bare
    Salinity: 1.025
    Other Tank Decor: bare
    Filtration Details: plumbed to larger system with skimmer
    Salt Type: mixed
    Lighting: room light
    Lighting Cycle: none
    Water Changes: 5 gallons every other day
    Size at Transfer: .5"
    Age at Transfer: 32 days

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: TDO B1 and copepods
    Feeding Schedule: continuous, and 4x daily with TDO

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    Sweet! I was wanting to breed the Neon Goby so this is quite helpful.

    Glad to see some new Breeding Journals around here ;)
     

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