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02-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Breeding Journal DataSheet

This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place
or changes are made to your system

Species: Amphiprion Percula (new mate)
Social Structure: mated pair
Size of Individuals: female 4 inches, male 2 inches
Age of Individuals: female 5 years, male 1 year
Date added to Tank: female added in July 2011 with previous mate- male passed away and new male added November 1 2011

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 15 gallons of a 120 gallon system
Substrate Details: black aragalive
Filtration Details: filter sock, carbon, deep sand bed, macroalgae, live rock, ASM G2 skimmer, bio-pellet reactor
Water Changes: 25% bi-weekly
Water Temperature: 80 F
Lighting: VhO t12 bulbs
Lighting Cycle: Lights on at 9:30am, lights off at 10:30pm
Other Tank Inhabitants: mated pair of coral banded shrimp

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: New Life spectrum Thera A, rods breeders blend, homemade food blend
Feeding Schedule: three times a day

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: female has been spawning regularly since june - with new mate spawned on November 16th 2011
Spawn Time of Day: late afternoon
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: November 16th 2011, December 27th 2011, January 10th 2012, January 21st 2012, February 3rd 2012
Courtship Details: pair are always together, female cleans nest site, male tends the eggs
Egg Size: 1mm
Egg Color: orange
Egg Count: 100+

Hatch Details
Hatch Date: november batch never hatched (non fertilized), January 4th 2012, January 28th 2012, January 29th2012,
Hatch Time of Day: night
# Days after Spawn: 8
Larvae Description: clear, silver eyes, silver belly

Larval Tank Details
Temperature: 76 F
Size of Larval Tank: 20 gallons
Substrate Details: bare bottom
Other Tank Decor: heater, air stone
Filtration Details: water changes
Lighting: T5
Lighting Cycle: lights on a 8:30 am, lights off at 11pm
Water Changes: 50% bi weekly

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: rotifers until meta- TDO A after 2nd week
Feeding Schedule: three times a day

Date of Settlement Start: january 13th 2012
Days after Hatch: 17 days
Date of Settlement End: january 18th
Description of Fry: swim normally, head stripe visible

Grow-Out Tank Details
Temperature: 76
Size of Grow-Out Tank: 20 gallons
Substrate Details: bare bottom
Other Tank Decor: air stone, heater
Filtration Details: water changes
Lighting: T5
Lighting Cycle: lights on a 8:30 am, lights off at 11pm
Water Changes: 50% bi weekly
Size at Transfer: non transfer
Age at Transfer: non transfer

Grow-Out Feeding Details
Food Types: TDO B2
Feeding Schedule: three times a day

Additional Information
Miscellaneous Information: Previous Journal with original male, includes process of adding new male---

02-05-2012, 02:18 PM
pair first introduced
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female(Bess) with her first batch of eggs with new male( Gill)
eggs were not fertilized

better picture of the pair.

second batch with new male
next day- eggs turned darker- means they've been fertilized.

third batch
moving nest to bucket to hatch out.

third batch after hatching-1/28/2012

4th batch laid on 2/3/12