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Thread: Breeding Jounal (Amphiprion Ocellaris "Darwin Black")

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    Breeding Jounal (Amphiprion Ocellaris "Darwin Black")

    Breeding Journal DataSheet
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    General
    Species: Amphiprion ocellaris 'Darwin Black'
    Social Structure: Pair
    Size of Individuals: Female 3", male 2.5"
    Age of Individuals: I acquired this pair in July - 2010.
    Date added to Tank: Nov - 2011

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: ~95G (including sump). 10G Swim volume.
    Substrate Details: Bare bottom.
    Filtration Details: Filter sock. Live Rock.
    Water Changes: Irregular as needed.
    Water Temperature: 78
    Lighting: 2 - 4' NO Florescent bulbs provide light for 4 10G tanks. The pair is housed in one of the 10G tanks.
    Lighting Cycle: 12 on / 12 off
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Live rock critters

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Cyclopeeze, PE Mysis, Bloodworms, Forumla 2 flakes enriched with Selcon and Garlic, Forumla 1 pellets.
    Feeding Schedule: Pellets in the morning, mixture of the rest at night. One missed meal on irregular days.

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: Sometime between Feb. 5 - Feb. 12, 2012.
    Spawn Time of Day: Unknown (late evening while I was away)
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: Feb. 22, 2012
    Courtship Details:
    Egg Size: 1mm x 2mm
    Egg Color: Black
    Egg Count: 10

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    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature: 80
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    Last edited by Iggy; 02-23-2012 at 03:40 PM.

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    Blurry photo of mother on the left, father on the right tending his small nest.


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    Yeah! Nest number 2 was made last night. It's still tiny (quarter sized) but the eggs are close together. I guesstimate there are 75-100 eggs present.

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