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Breeding Journal: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)


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    FlynnFish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Breeding Journal: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)

    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


    General
    Species: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)
    Social Structure: pair
    Size of Individuals: 3 inches
    Age of Individuals: unknown
    Date added to Tank: March 19th 2011

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 30 gallon
    Substrate Details: crushed coral, mineral mud
    Filtration Details: tank is the filter for a 180 gallon mixed reef
    Water Changes: 25% every two weeks
    Water Temperature: 78.5
    Lighting: 65k shop light
    Lighting Cycle: light on at 8pm lights off at 11 am
    Other Tank Inhabitants: pair of true percula clowns, pair of black ocellaris clowns, chocolate chip starfish

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Rods food- breeders blend
    Feeding Schedule: twice a day

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 6/6/11
    Spawn Time of Day: unknown
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: unknown
    Courtship Details: unknown
    Egg Size: large 3-4mm diameter
    Egg Color: clear
    Egg Count: 10

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: 6-24-11
    Hatch Time of Day: 10:58am
    # Days after Spawn: unknown
    Larvae Description: clear bodies- one black stripe on gill plate- large egg yolk sac on abdomen- yolk sac roughly same size of larva head


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: 79.2
    Size of Larval Tank: 24 gallon nano-cube
    Substrate Details: black hawaiian aragalive
    Other Tank Decor: rocks, anenome, soft corals
    Filtration Details: standard filtration unit for nano
    Lighting: compact floresence
    Lighting Cycle: lights on at 10:30am lights off at 10:30pm
    Water Changes: 25% biweekly

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types: Baby brine shrimp
    Feeding Schedule: whenever I walk past the tank

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start: 6/29/11
    Days after Hatch: 5
    Date of Settlement End: 6/29/11
    Description of Fry: miniature adults with huge eyes

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Temperature: 78
    Size of Grow-Out Tank: 13.2 gallons of a 120 gallon system
    Substrate Details: bare bottom
    Other Tank Decor: mushroom coral
    Filtration Details: filter sock, live sand bed, live rock, skimmer, bio-pellet reactor
    Lighting: vho
    Lighting Cycle: light on at 9:30am lights off at 10:30pm
    Water Changes: 30% bi wekly
    Size at Transfer: 1/2 inch long
    Age at Transfer: 26 days

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types: TDO C2
    Feeding Schedule: two to three times a week

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information: The female of my pair died about two weeks ago. I thought i lost my male cardinal. the "female" wasn't eating since i lost the "male" thinking she lost her mate and was in some state of depression. i went to the store got another cardinal, place it in my 24 nanocube. caught the "female" cardinal out of the sump, placed "her" in a bag and into the 24 nano. I left for a few minutes to let the bags temperature acclimate. went back to see my "female" with eggs in the bottom of the bag! I removed the now male from the bag after proper acclimation and placed them into a breeder net in the tank with the now hatched larval fish to make sure he wasn't going to spit out more. after a few minutes I removed the male from the net. After speaking with Tal, I tried to see if the male was going to eat anything and he didn't, so I assume that he may have more eggs in his mouth. I've seperated the male from other cardinal that is in the tank so that there is no probability that anthing bad will happen to him.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 09-20-2011 at 01:00 PM.

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    FlynnFish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here is an old picture of the male and female together. The female is the top one and the male is the bottom.
    bangaiicardinals - Breeding Journal: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)

    I don't have any recent pictures as of yet, I will take some this evening.
    Last edited by FlynnFish; 06-29-2011 at 11:56 AM.
    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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    phone pic of four of the babies
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    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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    Cute little buggers.
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
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    Very cool!

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    Got better pictures of the dad and the babies.

    Dad
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    9 babies - 1 day old
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    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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    The father spit out one more baby this morning, so now there are ten babies.
    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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    the babies are now eating newly hatched baby brine shrimp.
    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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    Awesome congratulations! It makes me want to start breeding.

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    Went to check on the fish early this morning and the male cardinal (Buba) spit out 8 more babies. there are 18 total now, male still looks like he could be holding more, if so i 'll have to strip them from him as I will be away for a while and dont want him to eat any he may spit out during that time.


    18banggaibabies - Breeding Journal: Pterapogon Kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)
    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
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