Breeding Journal: Manicina areolata

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    Breeding Journal DataSheet


    General
    Species: Manicina areolata
    Common Name: Caribbean rose coral
    Social Structure: 2 Hermaphrodite individuals in the same tank.
    Size of Individuals: 3-4" x 2-3" depending on how inflated they are
    Age of Individuals: Unknown
    Date added to Tank: 1st added 5/30/2013, 2nd added 6/4/2013

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 28g jbj nanocube
    Substrate Details: Caribsea special grade aragonite
    Filtration Details: Built-in nanocube filtration with media tower containing a reticulated foam sponge, chaeto chamber, and carbon/gfo in 3rd chamber. JBJ airstone powered skimmer. Lots of live rock.
    Water Changes: 1-2 gal per week, in conjunction with red flatworm removal.
    Water Temperature: 78-79 degrees ferenheit
    Salinity: 1.0255
    Lighting: 150w hqi bulb, 14,000 kelvin. Led moonlights
    Lighting Cycle: 8 hours of hqi (noon-8pm) moonlights on all night. Ambient room light often until 2-3am.
    Salt Type: Kent marine reef salt
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Many corals, Amphiprion occelaris pair, Synchiropus splendidus, Gobiodon okinawae, Amblyeleotris steinitzi paired with a Alpheus spp., 2 Mithraculus sculptus, Lysmata amboinensis, lots of red planaria, assorted snails and hermit crabs. Also several types of macro algae.

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Frozen mysis, bloodworms and brine shrimp, live phyto feast (reef nutrition)
    Feeding Schedule: Frozen foods 3-5 times/week. Broadcast feedings of phyto feast daily.

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: Unknown, spawn wasn't observed
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    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 8-11-13 and 8-13-13
    Hatch Time of Day: 2:30am
    # Days after Spawn: unknown
    Larvae Description: Released as highly motile, 1-2 mm long free swimming larvae vaguely resembling tiny shrimp

    Larval Tank Details
    Same as breeding tank, an acrylic floating breeder box and a mesh breeder box were added with rubble to provide protected room for settlement.

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: live phyto feast
    Feeding Schedule: 2x daily.

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

    Grow-Out Tank Details
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    Vashjir

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    Figured I bring these over to the official threadFull tank
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    Closer
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    Green guy in the daytime
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    And the rose colored specimen
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    The green one during/right after spawning, the body is contracted and the mouths look like little balloons.
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    Free swimming larvae (they move fast and are about 1-2mm long)
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    ...in an acrylic breeder box
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    ... and here the larvae are the black specs against the white shells. This is in another in tank breeder net.
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    ...and from above, lots of them visible here, but only as specks
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