Domino Damsels spawned today!

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  1. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Hectic, first I noticed the yellow bellies have spawned and now also
    the Dascyllus trimaculatus.
    I got that pair dominos maybe two weeks or so. I haven´t even paid them yet. Shame on me. Tomorrow I will pay for them, promise!
    There is not much known about raising the domino damsel and about their larvae development.

    It should be similar to the yellow belly damsel larvae.

    They spawned all along the glass. The cluster eggs is around 10 x 20 cm in size.
    I found records on the web, that they lay clusters of around 20.000 eggs.
    From what I know about my yellow belly damsels, the cluster from the dominos must be 25.000 to 30.000 eggs or more.

    Hopefully I got only 1% survival rate with them.:p
    I guess we have not enough nano tanks going in the country to give all of them a home.
    Dominos are growing very big, getting very aggressive when they reach maturity and are not so nice and dark black anymore.
    I reckon, from all the dominos that were sold so far, the majority ends up in the toilet.

    For the domino larvae I will also post pictures of the larvae and informations about numbers, losses and survival.

    Who is going to do plumbing for me in the next few weeks? I don´t think, I will have much time to do my real job!:(
     
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    Awesome Luckyfish! Please share lots of pics with us. ;)
     
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    WOW congrats!! Good luck.
     
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    WoW awsum congrats Marcel:thumbup:
     
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    well done marcel! you are going to have to start eating them! or send them to all your enemies. if people working in gardens well have green fingers , do uou have fish fingers?
     
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    Glen, in Germany we say, if somebody is good with marines, he has got the salty finger.
    If I would breed hermits, you probably would say, I got crab sticks, hey?
     
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    Oh my! What are you putting in the water that is causing all of this spawning? I want to make sure I don't put it in with my adult seahorses! :lol:
     
  9. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Brenda, my water parameter are not the best.
    It is a result of my homemade food, so don't you worry your horses won't eat it! :)
    I always get much bigger clusters as recorded on the web.
    My biggest batch from the yellow belly damsels was 1500 and my biggest from my ocellaris was 1000 eggs. All nutrition!
     
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    lol its like u got hillbrow in a tank :)
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    What is a hillbrow?
     
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    congrats bra there goes the german,now how about some blonds babes:lol:
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I had enough blondes in Germany. What about indians, coloureds, blacks and asians?
    So many nice looking fish in the sea.
     
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    Hillbrow is an area in JOhannesburg close to the CBD that once used to be a affluent area but has now become an over populated slum.

    :lol:
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Now I understand. It is sort of black humor, hey?
    Does the saying "black humor" have a different meaning in african countries?
     
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    yo

    hey bud they say once you taste black you never go back:slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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    I heard about it. I was in Milan years ago and I touched black once and I never forget it. Haven't tasted black yet, though.
    When the time is right, I will let you know, maybe you can introduce me to some! :)
     
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    :wtf: :020:
     
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    Marcel you make me laugh bro......:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The cluster eggs is the size of my foodprint (9.5).
    Pretty impressiv for the first spawn.
    Out of experience the following spawns will be even bigger.
    It seems, I found a good food sources for a few hundred young horses and banggais.

    After some research about domino damsels, I can say there is not much information available about the larval development. No pictures.
    Will do some comparisson pictures between yellow belly and domino larvae.
    Have to cut down on my plumbing for the next three weeks.
    For coming Tuesday morning, I am planning to stay at home.
    Probably every morning for the next three weeks.
    I want to take every morning some pictures from the larvae under the microscope to get some useful records about their development.
     
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