Aquaculture Breeding Journal: Manicina areolata

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  1. Vashjir

    Apr 29, 2013
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    Breeding Journal DataSheet

    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.

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  2. OP

    Apr 29, 2013
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    Figured I bring these over to the official threadFull tank
    Green guy in the daytime
    And the rose colored specimen

    The green one during/right after spawning, the body is contracted and the mouths look like little balloons.

    Free swimming larvae (they move fast and are about 1-2mm long)
    [​IMG] an acrylic breeder box
    ... and here the larvae are the black specs against the white shells. This is in another in tank breeder net.
    ...and from above, lots of them visible here, but only as specks


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