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uwscotch

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I picked up a mated pair of bangaii's two weeks ago. The male is already with eggs as of yesterday. I cannot believe how quick that was. I hope they are healthy eggs. Add them to the clowns. Anyone with pointers would be appreciated. I've done some reading online and it seems pretty straight forward.
 

uwscotch

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Thanks Steve. That is a good question, what the heck is in my water?? It would be great if more people had success with this. My next goal is the orchid dottyback. I'm also trying to raise skunk cleaner shrimp. Not much success, they are not big eaters of rotifers and I'm still trying to find a suitable food.

Aaron
 

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Tropical fish hobbiest had a article on raising lystemia shrimp (spelling is not my strong suit) Maybe go online and check the archives HTH Steve
 

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UWscotch,
I remember Kevin explaining to The Apprentice how to do this. I hope one of them chime in. I wish I could remember all the details but I know the timing is a issue and a way of disrupting the male so he does not swallow the babies. I wish you luck.
Ed
 

uwscotch

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Well, I lost my first "litter". The male actually aborted them. After a lot of reading, this was not very surprising considering they were recently acquired, stressed, and the male who has to go for quite a while without eating, was not up for the task. Since his aborting and consuming of the eggs, I have been feeding the fish very heavily with a varietys of food. However, they will only eat frozen or live adult brine shrimp and mysis. During this time, my female has also been battling a lip fungus. (Common to Bagaiis so I have read). So, as of right now, no luck, only have clown babies. Some people new I was looking for some gold stripe maroons, however that is currently not possible (spouse) so I have to be happy with only 5 tanks in our little apartment. Hopefully this next time around, the male will do his job.

Aaron
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Alice

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I hope you have success with the next batch, Aaron. :)

Have you looked at The Breeder's Registry? There was an article linked there about raising pepp shrimp if I remember right, might help with the cleaners.
 

uwscotch

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Yeah I did. I also picked up the book by April Kirkendoll How to raise and train your pepperment shrimp. It may be useful. If I only had more time. I would love to get some juvenile dottybacks, but they are a little out of my price range to just pick up a couple. I would like to start out with 3 or 4, but they are about 30++ a piece. Someday sigh.
 

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Late on the Thread!

Hi Aaron Sorry to hear about your first batch being lost I have also been unsucesfull for 3 times. The female last time got so mad after the male gave up the egg cluster she relentlessly attacked him! I had to pull him out of my 75 gallon tank and put him in my little 29 tank. :mad: It seems If you have a good pair and they are feeding well they seem to go thru a egg laying cycle every 3 weeks from what my two have been doing. The female will just go crazy next to the Male the day before the eggs get layed and she will just do a crazy dance all around Him. She is definitely the dominate one of the two. Kind of reminds me of clown fish.. They had even taken a small Anomie i have in that tank as a home for a short time. As for feeding they both eat very well on all any prepared foods. And i have found it even helps to feed them at night when just your moon light is on. They seem to be more aggressive at eating then. Sorry for the late info I hope this is useful. :)
BTW mine would always carry the eggs for about 14-18 days then the male would act like he was Gaging them up the female if she was near and was seeing this would kind of come up to his side and bump him until he would settle down??? Usually 2-3 days after this starts is when he looses them some time he would not lose all of them just 2-3 eggs then he would just give up the rest??
I plan on keeping them apart for a short time till i can get the male back to full health :)
As for getting lucky enought to have them you should have a mixture diet of small Goby foods I have found them at our LFS just very small mixture of dried food and also you can feed them Baby brine shrimp. I have a Medium sized refugium that is a big copod factory i was going to house the babies in there If i can ever get successfull :cool: .Jeff



Ed Hahn said:
UWscotch,
I remember Kevin explaining to The Apprentice how to do this. I hope one of them chime in. I wish I could remember all the details but I know the timing is a issue and a way of disrupting the male so he does not swallow the babies. I wish you luck.
Ed
 
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kevinpo

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Hello,
Here is how I raised mine. I fed raw shrimp from the store (41-50 count size) for about 2 weeks. The male would carry the eggs for about 18 days then they would hatch. He would continue to carry the fry for about 7 days. I would catch him just before he would release the fry (on about day 6). I would drop him in a breeder basket attached to the main tank. He would instantly release the fry and I would return him to the main tank. To feed the fry I took a shot glass and melted part of a frozen Formula1 cube in a small amount of tank water. I made sure that it was broken down until the water looked like red dye. Then I took an eyedropper and put a few drops in for the fry. I also placed a plastic plant in the basket. They like to cluster among the leaves and branches. I fed them 3 times a day. The fry look pretty much like tiny replicas of the parents.

HTH,
Kevin
 

uwscotch

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Thanks for the advice. I'm still having problems with the male aborting the eggs. They are in a 20L tank all by themselves in a little room (spare shower stall) with a curtain around them. They have plenty of live rock, but no caves. I have a false sea urchin made from a racquet ball and pipettes. I feed them and they are aggressive eaters. The male gets very excited when I feed the female while he is holding a clutch of eggs. Should I try to isolate the female once he has the eggs so I can feed her seperately?? Or should I wait it out and expect nature to take over.

Thanks again.

aaron
 
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