Joculator angelfish breeding and rearing?

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  1. BlacknBlue2

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    I am the 1st donor woohoo!!!

    Plus I am sure you realize exactly what happens if this turns out. It means you have found a way to help the ocean survive by saving a species.
     
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    Good luck, totally a cause worth donating too.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your donations! I'll be ordering clean phyto cultures today to replace the old and contaminated cultures we have now. Also ordering more sieves to help sort copepods easier.

    They are now getting too big for the microscope.

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    Is that a random scoop from the tub? Looks like you have at least 5 still swimming, are there many more in the tub?

    Flexion yet?

    I don't know the first thing about your process, so I hope the contaminated cultures are not a death sentence for the current batch.

    Good stuff. Thank you.
     
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    The algae cultures get contaminated pretty easily. Algae cells can travel in the air, and may survive my sterilization process sometimes. It's nearly impossible to maintain a pure culture without some serious equipment.

    Will have to check one under the scope to see if flexion has occurred.

    We have about 20 left. Also started a new batch that was collected Friday and Saturday night. Looking forward to seeing if I can do better this round. :)
     
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    Double post. Please delete
     
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    Wish you all could have seen my happy dance when I saw their tails yesterday :)

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    Congrats Chad - huge accomplishment!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Dude this is AWESOME!!!
     
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    This is SOOO cool! I'm keeping my fingers crossed (along with you I'm sure) that there are no rough spots ahead with these little fish.

    It seems like they are pretty close to just being tiny angelfish now, at which point I'd imagine their care would be easy, but I'm sure there could still be rough spots ahead.

    If you manage to work out the bugs with these fish, what's next? I know, the first thing will be trying to produce them in more quantity.

    After that, I think you should tackle moorish idols! ;)
     
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    So today we're at day 22. I counted 7 larvae yesterday, but only 4 of them are past flexion.

    We are only half way to settlement unfortunately, which is the next major hurdle. We're working on increasing quantity right now, and I know what I need to do for that. Sadly my space available does not make life easy, as there are no floor drains to dump waste water.

    We plan to work with other expensive angelfish as well. I have access to clarion angelfish eggs too, however they need to be shipped in from out of state.
    When we have the space for more broodstock, we'd like to start working on hybrids too.

    Other than angelfish, we are preparing to work with mandarins, blue spot jawfish, and black cap basslets.

    It's going to be a fun summer.
     
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    We have a few larvae that are looking really good still.

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    looking good chad
     
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    That's awesome
     
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    Really great to watch you progress through this, can't wait to see them get "out of the woods".
     
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    32 days.. Barely past half way there.
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    How many are at this stage?
     
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    Seems we have two that are doing well now, and several more runts that could take 100 days to settle if they even survive.
     

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