Breeding Journal: Strombus maculatus (Strombus Grazers)

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  1. BadOmen

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    General
    Species: Strombus maculatus
    Common Name: Strombus Grazers
    Social Structure: Group
    Size of Individuals: 1-2cm
    Age of Individuals: 6-7 months
    Date added to Tank: 3/10/12

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 20 gallon long
    Substrate Details: 3 parts Sand, 1 part crushed coral 1/4" or smaller
    Filtration Details: Aqua Clear 50-70 converted into a Refugium
    Water Changes: 10% every 1-2 weeks
    Water Temperature: 78 degrees F
    Salinity: 36ppm
    Lighting: 50w Hybrid LEDs
    Lighting Cycle: 12 hours/day
    Salt Type: Red Sea: Coral Pro
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Pistol Shrimp, and 2 Gobys

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on Glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 5/23/12
    Spawn Time of Day: Afternoon
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 5/23/12, 6/3/12
    Courtship Details: Male goes onto the females's shell
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: white
    Egg Count: 4-7/Gel Sack

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 6/26/12
    Hatch Time of Day: Unknown
    # Days after Spawn: 32
    Larvae Description: Mini versions of parents (like super mini)


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: Broodstock tank
    Size of Larval Tank: Broodstock tank
    Substrate Details: Broodstock tank
    Salinity: Broodstock tank
    Other Tank Decor: Broodstock tank
    Filtration Details: Broodstock tank
    Salt Type: Broodstock tank
    Lighting: Broodstock tank
    Lighting Cycle: Broodstock tank
    Water Changes: Broodstock tank

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 6/26/12
    Days after Hatch: 0
    Date of Settlement End: 6/26/12
    Description of Fry: 1mm versions of parents with a Transparent Ivory color

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

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information:Settlement takes place inside Egg Cases and the Snails emerge as mini-adults. I have a Mangrove and a large amount of Macro Algae inside the main display. I have noticed that the baby snails tend to take refuge in the large ball of chaeto while the adults graze on the glass, substrate and rocks.


    Forgot to update the journal on this forum. I put the changes in BOLD to make it easy to spot.

    (NOTE, copied the latest update to the top thread - Matt Pedersen)
     
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  2. Reefer Sutherland

    Reefer Sutherland Too Muddy...

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    Ummmm ill take some if they grow up!
     
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    Sure. I just found 4 more of these egg sacks on the right-side panel of the glass! They're really starting to kick into gear after about 4 months of being in the tank.
     
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    Ummm......I've noticed when I got home that there are 12 new sacks along with the 5 original.......do I count these as separate Journals or do all these go together? ......I am going to have a lot of snails soon........
     
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    Ok well I haven't been updating recently because of some classification issues on MBI (didn't have Maculatus) but now they have accepted my Species request so I'm back to keep record of the happenings.

    here is a baby snail compared to an adult snail (size comparison)
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    Along with that are some of the left over egg cases that have hatched (you can see the hole in the middle of the cases which is where the babies leave).
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    These look awfully a lot like the RSF collumbellid. HMM.
     
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    As I'm one of the TCMAS members that has the ability to edit your opening thread, I've copied the above post into the first post. I didn't notice that earlier.
     
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    Got some pictures of newly hatched Strombus Maculatus.
    (hard to see since they're so tiny the camera wont focus on them)
    there are smaller ones but it is literally impossible to get those on camera.... they're about this size "-" (without quotation marks)

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    They look like Transparent Ivory colored adults.
     
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    Updated Journal:

    General
    Species: Strombus maculatus
    Common Name: Strombus Grazers
    Social Structure: Group
    Size of Individuals: 1-2cm
    Age of Individuals: 6-7 months
    Date added to Tank: 3/10/12

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 10gallons
    Substrate Details: 3 parts Sand, 1 part crushed coral 1/4" or smaller
    Filtration Details: Aqua Clear 50-70 converted into a Refugium
    Water Changes: 10% every 1-2 weeks
    Water Temperature: 78 degrees F
    Salinity: 36ppm
    Lighting: 50w Hybrid LEDs
    Lighting Cycle: 12 hours/day
    Salt Type: Red Sea: Coral Pro
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Pistol Shrimp, and 2 Gobys

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on Glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 5/23/12
    Spawn Time of Day: Afternoon
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 5/23/12, 6/3/12
    Courtship Details: Male goes onto the females's shell
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: white
    Egg Count: 4-7/Gel Sack

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 6/26/12
    Hatch Time of Day: Unknown
    # Days after Spawn: 32
    Larvae Description: Mini versions of parents (like super mini)


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: Broodstock tank
    Size of Larval Tank: Broodstock tank
    Substrate Details: Broodstock tank
    Salinity: Broodstock tank
    Other Tank Decor: Broodstock tank
    Filtration Details: Broodstock tank
    Salt Type: Broodstock tank
    Lighting: Broodstock tank
    Lighting Cycle: Broodstock tank
    Water Changes: Broodstock tank

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 6/26/12
    Days after Hatch: 0
    Date of Settlement End: 6/26/12
    Description of Fry: 1mm versions of parents with a Transparent Ivory color

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

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information:Settlement takes place inside Egg Cases and the Snails emerge as mini-adults.
     
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    Took some more pictures of a broken egg case where the babies crawled out through a hole on the top of the sack.
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    (it's the transparent blob on the red, bottom part of the circulation pump to the left closest to the glass).
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    -nevermind- looks like someone already copy and pasted your update into the original post?
     
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    No no one did. That one was the time you updated before. This current one has more stuff filled in.
    Please Copy/paste it into original.
     
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    Ha! Done.
     
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    so I think I realize the best place for my snails to breed is, I have slowly noticed that baby snails have slowly been swarming out of my DIY HOB refuge :gay1:
    I'll try and take some pics when the lights turn on. Also when i mean a swarm, I mean a LOT of baby snails. Everywhere I look there is a baby.
     
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    Here are pictures of the Snails currently hosting in the filtration media. I have decided it will benefit me more to have the dirty media but with increased spawning. I currently have to of the "Pads" in the tank and will probably start to culture these snails using this method as it has proved extremely effective in breeding Strombus Maculatus.

    Also testing out a tri-pod I found in a closet, my parents had one all along! Hopefully that equals better pics. (sorry had to use camera light as it was too dark for ambient)
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    Here's the second pad. A lot less activity on this one which makes me conclude that these snails enjoy stronger currents (as the first one was in front of the second).
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    Lastly, I don't know how this happened....but while inspecting one of the pads earlier 3 empty sacks literally just slid on to my hand. So I think this is as clear of evidence as I can take that they have indeed hatched.
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    Here is the ball of Macro Algae that the babies are quite fond of. (yes, all of those white things are babies)
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    Decided to stop being lazy and finally took out a few different snails of different sizes to show a size comparison.
    I used a Penny for a comparison.
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    Updated Journal:

    General
    Species: Strombus maculatus
    Common Name: Strombus Grazers
    Social Structure: Group
    Size of Individuals: 1-2cm
    Age of Individuals: 6-7 months
    Date added to Tank: 3/10/12

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 20 gallon long
    Substrate Details: 3 parts Sand, 1 part crushed coral 1/4" or smaller
    Filtration Details: Aqua Clear 50-70 converted into a Refugium
    Water Changes: 10% every 1-2 weeks
    Water Temperature: 78 degrees F
    Salinity: 36ppm
    Lighting: 50w Hybrid LEDs
    Lighting Cycle: 12 hours/day
    Salt Type: Red Sea: Coral Pro
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Pistol Shrimp, and 2 Gobys

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on Glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 5/23/12
    Spawn Time of Day: Afternoon
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 5/23/12, 6/3/12
    Courtship Details: Male goes onto the females's shell
    Egg Size: 1mm
    Egg Color: white
    Egg Count: 4-7/Gel Sack

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 6/26/12
    Hatch Time of Day: Unknown
    # Days after Spawn: 32
    Larvae Description: Mini versions of parents (like super mini)


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: Broodstock tank
    Size of Larval Tank: Broodstock tank
    Substrate Details: Broodstock tank
    Salinity: Broodstock tank
    Other Tank Decor: Broodstock tank
    Filtration Details: Broodstock tank
    Salt Type: Broodstock tank
    Lighting: Broodstock tank
    Lighting Cycle: Broodstock tank
    Water Changes: Broodstock tank

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 6/26/12
    Days after Hatch: 0
    Date of Settlement End: 6/26/12
    Description of Fry: 1mm versions of parents with a Transparent Ivory color

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

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: Algae on glass
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information:Settlement takes place inside Egg Cases and the Snails emerge as mini-adults. I have a Mangrove and a large amount of Macro Algae inside the main display. I have noticed that the baby snails tend to take refuge in the large ball of chaeto while the adults graze on the glass, substrate and rocks.


    Forgot to update the journal on this forum. I put the changes in BOLD to make it easy to spot.
     

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