Breeding Journal: Hymenocera elegans (Harlequin Shrimp)

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  1. Chad Vossen

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    Breeding Journal DataSheet


    General
    Species: Hymenocera elegans
    Common Name: Harlequin Shrimp
    Social Structure: pair
    Size of Individuals: adult
    Age of Individuals: year+
    Date added to Tank:

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 18 gallon
    Substrate Details: sand
    Filtration Details: plumbed to system
    Water Changes: weekly
    Water Temperature: 80
    Salinity: 1.023
    Lighting: Flood lamp pc
    Lighting Cycle: 8 hours
    Salt Type: instant ocean
    Other Tank Inhabitants: candy basslet pair, percula pair, sharknose goby, mandarin

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: chocolate chip starfish
    Feeding Schedule: one starfish every 10 days

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: unknown
    Spawn Time of Day: NA
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
    Courtship Details:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color: red
    Egg Count: few hundred

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: nov 10 12:01 am
    Hatch Time of Day: 11-midnight
    # Days after Spawn: not observed
    Larvae Description: large body compared to tail.


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature:75
    Size of Larval Tank: 10 gal
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Salinity: 1.023
    Other Tank Decor:
    Filtration Details: none
    Salt Type: IO
    Lighting: LED
    Lighting Cycle: 10 hours
    Water Changes: weekly

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: rotifers
    Feeding Schedule: constant

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start:
    Days after Hatch:
    Date of Settlement End:
    Description of Fry:

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature:
    Size of Grow-Out Tank:
    Substrate Details:
    Salinity:
    Other Tank Decor:
    Filtration Details:
    Salt Type:
    Lighting:
    Lighting Cycle:
    Water Changes:
    Size at Transfer:
    Age at Transfer:

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types:
    Feeding Schedule:

    Additional Information
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    #1 Chad Vossen, Nov 10, 2011
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    Do you think you will be abel to keep them alive? What do they eat at that size?
     
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    Thats cool! I like the 3rd shot!
    (More pts for you)
     
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    just dumped them in with my newly hatched black Ocellaris. figured they would eat the rotifers, and it seems I was right.

    as they get older, I may need to feed larger food. we'll see though. looks like day 7 is hard to get past, but If i can do it, then they may settle around day 45ish.
     
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    Very cool! I also like the 3rd photo...
    I'd guess feeding the adults gets expensive!?
     
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    it helps that I buy the starfish in bulk, and work for New Wave Aquaria...
     

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