Bi-colour blenny pregnant

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Help, remember this thread? - http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=13163

    Well now the little one has gone and got herself pregnant, I think :p She has a rather extended oblong abdomen, which I am assuming is her eggs. The past week or two I have been watching them 'playing' which I now think may have been a mating ritual similar to the mandarins.

    Does anybody know of any success stories in captive breeding of these? I'm tempted to give it a try, I have a small 2ft tank attached to my system that I could isolate them or her in.
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    The only info I can find is that they are Oviparous and that the eggs are demersal and adhesive. Fertilization is apparently external and they are nesters/guarders.
     
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    no idea viper, but tagging
     
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    wow congrats viper must be amazing to see!
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yeah it's pretty cool and exciting, but I'm not expecting much. I can't find a thing on the net about these fish breeding. I guess I'll just let the pregnancy take it's course and try to document as much as I can, see what they do and how they do it and hopefully from that I can try and work out what to do, if they've done it once I'm hoping they will do it again. I have access to rotifers etc. but with them being in a big tank I've got no hope of feeding the fry and I'm worried that if I try to catch them now and move them into a new smaller tank they might fight or the stress of a move might cause her to drop the eggs and not fertilize them, so I guess I'll just watch for now.

    I'll try and get some pics of the pregnant fairy but she's so damn fast and likes to sit in her hole as soon as she sees the camera. :lol:
     
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    Cool Dean! Exciting times! Any pics? I am too tagging along. Let's see what Marcel or Brenda has to say about this......
     
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    Thats so cool Dean!

    Dont give up on raising them, email Anthony Calfo using the email found on his website (readingtrees)

    He may have some advice on them....
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Here are some really bad blurry pics of the little lady, sorry but she just won't sit still for the camera :p

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    Since when got Anthony experiences in breeding? I doubt, he will answer the email.
    Anthony is well known for no replies!
     
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    No worries Dean. The pics are good enough. Can you please post all informations here?
    Have you checked on Mofib?
     
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    Yeah dude check Mofib I have a pair of humbugs who's eggs I have harvested using a step by step guide from John at Mofib and its amazing how much info it there


    Trev
     
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    Since he has a huge greenhouse and nursery

    At least try email him, why give up before you try?
     
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    Congrats Dean!



    I agree, Anthony is not experienced in breeding.

    You may want to look on MOFIB and see if you can get some help.
     
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    If he has a nursery, he would have to hire someone to take care of it. You can't travel as much as Anthony does and successfully breed fish.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW Dean! That sure looks like a pregnant blenny to me!
     
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    Trevor, can you open up a new thread about the humbugs andd post all informations in there?
    Water temperature, how long it takes from spawning to hatching and post a picture from the eggs to estimate the amount.
    You can take a picture, but don not use a flash!
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks everyone, I have had a look at MOFIB, there is a little bit of information but a lot of questions seem to go unanswered, I'll start a thread on there and see what info I get.

    I found one more bit of info from Bob Fenner:

     
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    I reckon, a 32 mm PVC pipe will do the job. Offer her one of 100mm length, maybe with a cap at the one end.
     
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