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: A. Ocellaris
Social Structure: limited to mated pair only
Size of Individuals: female about 2.5", male about 1.5"
Age of Individuals: about 3 years
Date added to Tank: 2007
Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 14 gllons
Substrate Details: Moonlight Black/ Samoa Pink reef sand
Water Changes: None- top offs only
Water Temperature: 78 degrees
Lighting Cycle: 7am-9/10pm
Other Tank Inhabitants: turbo snail, tonga nassarius snail, couple dwarf blue legs
Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: Brine Shrimp,added pellet, fuel,spirulina flake
Feeding Schedule: 4 times daily
Date of First Spawn:
Spawn Time of Day:
Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
Hatch Time of Day:
# Days after Spawn:
Larval Tank Details
Temperature: 78 degrees
Size of Larval Tank: 5gallon
Substrate Details: Bare Bottom
Other Tank Decor: Heater, Airstone
Filtration Details: None yet, have hang on back when safe to use
Lighting: None used yet, indirect light for now, have 15watt in hood
Lighting Cycle: Not used yet, as no hatch yet
Water Changes: None yet- nothing to change
Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: Currently Phyto and Rotifers. Will continue the rotifer/phyto combo til about Day #5 then introduce baby brine shrimp along with the combo.
Feeding Schedule: Will be feeding several times daily, thinking 4 times/day? Looking into this.
Date of Settlement Start:
Days after Hatch:
Date of Settlement End:
Description of Fry:
Grow-Out Tank Details
Size of Grow-Out Tank:
Other Tank Decor:
Size at Transfer:
Age at Transfer:
Grow-Out Feeding Details
Miscellaneous Information: Ok, I admit the journal list above is a little overwhelming at the moment... it's late , ooops or it's early in the morning...so I will have to update it when I have updates. I do not have everything on that list. But I am working on it. I do not remember when they first spawned, either late 2008/early 2009. In the main tank.
I have made a video - and will be adding to it daily to see what I am doing right...and what may possibly go wrong. I plan on leaving the eggs IN the tank this time and trying to net the fry as they hatch. Taking the rock out the night of hatching did not seem too successful for me.
Hope you like......youtube is giving me a hardtime about the song I just purchased from iTunes..so I may have to add the video tomorrow.
(note: the rock have been moved from the last hatch..everything is down on the tank floor because they kept laying in a cave that I couldn't observe)