General Species: Pterapogon kauderni Social Structure: Male - Female pair Size of Individuals: 3" nose to tail Age of Individuals: Unknown Date added to Tank: 03/19/2010 Broodstock Tank Details Size of Tank: 65 Gallon Substrate Details: 4" of Oolite Filtration Details: live rock, Algae Turf Scrubber Water Changes: Once a year or if I have a leak Water Temperature: 79-82F Lighting: Four T5 Lighting Cycle: 9:00am to 9:30pm Other Tank Inhabitants: Pair ocellaris, pair skunk cleaners, two RBTAs, Diamond Goby, Melanus Wrasse, corals Broodstock Feeding Details Food Types: Frozen mysids, frozen adult brine shrimp Feeding Schedule: Twice daily 10 am and 8 pm Spawning Details Date of First Spawn: 3/28/2009 Spawn Time of Day: It happed around 1pm last time Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 4/22/2010, 5/18/2010, 6/12/2010, 7/7/2010, ?, 9/13/2010, 10/21/2010 2:45pm, 12/15/2010 Courtship Details: The female becomes very fat. She will position herself next to the male, facing the same direction and shake and shimmy. Egg Size: 4-5 mm Egg Color: Peach Egg Count: 25 Hatch Details Hatch Date: Varies. Each egg hatches independently - about 4/15/2010 Hatch Time of Day: Varies # Days after Spawn: Generally all have hatched by day 21 Larvae Description: translucent with black stripes developing rapidly. Egg yolk still attached. Larval Tank Details Temperature: 79 Size of Larval Tank: 33 gallons attached to a large breeding system of 250-350 total gallons Substrate Details: bare bottom for the most part. Some oolite sand in the system but not in the larval rearing tanks Other Tank Decor: none Filtration Details: large sump, skimmer, carbon dosing, live rock, UV, fine sand Lighting: flourescent shop lights Lighting Cycle: on at 10am off at 10pm Water Changes: 50% every other week Larval Feeding Details Food Types: Newly hatched baby brine shrimp Feeding Schedule: As often as possible. 2-5 times per day Metamorphosis/Settlement Date of Settlement Start: N/A Days after Hatch: N/A Date of Settlement End: N/A Description of Fry: They all look like miniature versions of adults. Grow-Out Tank Details Temperature: 79 Size of Grow-Out Tank: 33 gallons attached to a large breeding system of 250-350 total gallons Substrate Details: bare bottom Other Tank Decor: breeding net for smaller specimins Filtration Details: large sump, skimmer, carbon dosing, live rock, UV Lighting: flourescent shop lights Lighting Cycle: on at 10am off at 10pm Water Changes: 50% every other week Size at Transfer: 1/4" Age at Transfer: 2 months Grow-Out Feeding Details Food Types: Newly hatched baby brine shrimp, frozen baby brine shrimp, crushed frozen adult brine shrimp, flakes Feeding Schedule: Twice daily Additional Information Miscellaneous Information: latest unhatched egg extraction 9/24/2010 - 10:15pm Moved hatched eggs (babies with yolk sacs protruding) to a breeder net on 10/6/2010. Count is 18. Three are not swimming as well as the others. Banggai baby photos coming soon!!...and here they are! This little guy is 1 month post hatch. The rest cowered in the corners for this shot. They eat live newly hatched brine shrimp and frozen brine shrimp. A couple shots of 4 months post hatch. Another month or two and ready for market! They eat whatever will fit into their mouths - flake, crushed adult brine, frozen baby brine, and live baby brine.